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Sound of Music Opens This Week

by Ann Talbot

The stirring story of the Von Trapp Family was in full rehearsal when I arrived to take some photos. The time, the talent and the effort that Holliston’s students put into productions is incredible. Keep in mind that they are still attending a full day of classes with the accompanying homework load. You will totally enjoy the end result this week.
Here are a few of the cast members. Do you recognize your friends and neighbors?

Maria and the Captain, whose storybook relationship develops through the show. Maria leads us off with The Sound of Music and their songs together include Something Good and everyone’s favorite Edelweiss.
The Von Trapp children who will steal your hearts (from all grade levels) singing Do-Re-Mi , So Long Farewell, The Lonely Goatherd and My Favorite Things.
The staff that keeps the Captain’s household running so smoothly.
The choir of nuns from Nonnberg Abbey, Maria’s support group, who sing the beautiful Latin pieces.
The Mother Abbess who keeps the nuns in line in the abbey. On stage the nuns keep themselves in line. I had a chance to chat with Melanie Schermerhorn who is very excited about the show. She had not seen Sound of Music before they began the production and did not know the music. She plays the authority figure in the Abbey and as such, sings one of the signature songs, Climb Every Mountain. Melanie pointed out that this is an anniversary year for the play and it is an appropriate time to be seeing it. You want to be sure to come.
Rolf, the young soldier who is torn by his allegiance to the Third Reich and his feelings for Liesel, the oldest daughter.  I had a chance to talk with Nate Burkett who plays the part. He is aware of the importance of his character to the story and the ending hinges on his decision. This is his first role with HHS, but he has been on stage before. He sings the duet with Liesl Sixteen Going on Seventeen.
Most people who know me realize that one of My Favorite Things is musical theater. I am not exaggerating when I say this will be terrific.  Come and enjoy your young friends and neighbors enacting a great play, The Sound of Music.