This year, Paoli High School’s Drama Department will be performing Roger and Hammerstien’s The Sound of Music. The musical will be performed on November 21, 22 and 23 in the Ruth Uyesugi Auditorium. There are approximately 28 cast members, not including the chorus. This musical will feature the iconic songs “Do-Re-Mi” and “My Favorite Things.”
This musical is a classic tale about a Nun postulate, Maria, who becomes a governess for the Von Trapp household. She looks after seven children who have lost their mother. Their father, Captain Von Trapp, is a strict man who forces his children to live in a military fashion. However, Maria changes that. She returns music and happiness to the home.
“This musical offers action, intrigue and an unlikely love story,” said Drama Director Maria Wishart.
The two lead characters of this performance are Maria played by junior Libby Padgett and Captain Von Trapp played by freshman AJ Lopez. These two will be accompanied by the Von Trapp children, which include Liesl played by sophomore Amanda Bowles, Freidrich played by junior Christian Ruth, Louisa played by sophomore Kylee Charles, Kurt played by sophomore Christopher Frias, Brigitta played by sophomore Angie Ceja, Marta played by sophomore Annabell Bledsoe and Gretl played by freshman Rylie Belcher.
Other characters include Elsa played by freshman Ryliegh Anderson, Max played by junior Chandler Hinton, Mother Abbess played by senior Megan Poe, Sister Berthe played by senior Vanesa Swartz, Sister Margaretta played by senior Micayla Chism, Sister Sophia played by junior Haley Owens, Frau Schmidt played by sophomore Haley Cox, Franz played by sophomore Luke Gibson and Rolf played by sophomore Michael Hannon. Along with the main cast there are other supporting roles, including backstage, tech, props and costume crews.
“The Drama Club hopes that many members of the community will come and be a part of the audience to experience the magic of this musical,” says Wishart.
Story by Amanda Bowles