Childhood favorite performed, enjoyed

Junior Abigail Oldham and senior Sean Kaelble practice a dance scene during dress rehersal on Wednsday Nov. 9. (Photo by Kevin Killeen)


Samanth Brown
Staff Writer

Drama presented “The Sound of Music” by Rogers and Hammerstein on Nov. 10-12 in Knight Auditorium.

“The Sound of Music” is about a young woman, named Maria, who is sent by an abby to be a nanny, or governess, to the von Trapp family in the World War II era.

She quickly grows attached to the family and brings back music into the strict household. Then, she and Captain von Trapp fall for each other and get married only to end up having to flee Austria shortly after.

The production wasn’t like the childhood movie that many have seen, but mixed up a bit. It still featured the familiar fun-loving songs like “Do- Re-Mi” and “My Favorite Things,” but the story was changed up a little.

“The play was fantastic,” said sophomore Ryan Tumminello. “I liked how they changed the story, and the actors and singing were amazing.”

Leads, senior Sean Kaelble, who played Captain von Trapp, and junior Abigail Oldham, who played Maria, wowed the audience both with their singing and acting abilities.

Aside from a few technical and sound problems, the play, directed by drama teacher Sarah Romanowski, was a hit for those who came to watch. It had the audience singing, remembering the original movie and loving the story.

“I think the production was great because everybody in the cast and crew was really able to give it their all,” said sophomore Duncan Kinzie who played Max Detweiler.

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