Marcus Whitman presents The Sound of Music

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
From front to back, cast members of the Sound of Music include Rachel Sawyer, Cara Gopen, Pat Hall, Jenna Christensen, Ray Marotta, Aimee Rosato, Kaitlin O’Conner and Abby Lenzi.

The Marcus Whitman Visual and Performing Arts Department is proud to present The Sound of Music March 17  to 20. Performances are Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. All performances will take place in the High School auditorium.

The final collaboration between Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain.

Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern captain, and they marry.

Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the captain’s service in their navy.

The family’s narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. Songs include DO-RE-MI, My Favorite Things, The Hills Are Alive and many more classics.

Directed by Damian Grzeskowiak, Musical Direction by Holly Blueye and Choreography by Susan Damick, this production includes a cast of 52 students from the middle school and high school.

Presale tickets are $5 for students and senior citizens, and $7 for adults. Ticket prices will increase by $1 at the door. Tickets can be reserved by calling The High School Office at 585-554-6441.

A silent auction, featuring several area businesses will be held in conjuction with the show.