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Drama Club to Present “The Sound of Music” March 29-31

The Fort Plain-Canajoharie Drama Club will present this year’s spring musical, “The Sound of Music” from March 29th-31st at the Canajoharie High School.

Taking place in Austria in 1938, the story follows Maria as she leaves the abbey, where she is studying to become a nun, and begins to serve as a governess to the seven children of military hero Captain vonTrapp.  Maria soon discovers the hidden musical talents in the children, while also discovering that love comes in many different forms.

“The Sound of Music” stars Sophia Rogers (FP) as Maria, Connor Bowden (C) as Captain vonTrapp, Quinn Jones (FP) as Mother Abbess and Vicente Nunez (C) as Max.  Also starring as the seven vonTrapp children are:  Tori Rocas (C) as Liesl, Keagen Ford (FP) as Friedrich, Zianna Ellithorpe (C) as Louisa, Nura Handy (FP) as Brigitta, Vinnie DeCrescenzo (C) as Kurt, Caileigh Bartholomew (FP) as Marta and Faith Clark (FP) as Gretl.  They are joined by Sarah Bowden as Elsa, Michael Barlow as Rolf, Rianna VanRenselaar at Frau Schmidt and Christian Jones as Franz.  Completing the cast are Halle Nelson, Carlene Montanye, Sarah Paradiso, Anthony Paradiso, Steven Oeser, Joey Soto, Ashlin Tubbs, Chiarra Morris, Mathea Leonard, Max Richtmyer, Cassie Simpson, Amelia Gallagher, Jayden Bentz, Imani Haynes, Morgan Havilland, Richard Catarino, Dawson Sweet, and Emily Palmeri.

“The Sound of Music” is directed by Will Ryan and Lauri Broady.   Musical direction is provided by Norma Bowley, and Lisa Hill serves as the costume director.  Sets are being provided by set builders Mike Broady and Bruce Dingman, along with student artists Greg Post and Cassandra Harwood.  Technical and stage crew includes Garrett Oeser, Willow MaGinnis, Phillip Wein, Mike Broady, Ron Hill, Bruce Dingman, Autumn Dodson, Catherine Twitchell, Jalen Hall, Luke Doxtater, Vivian Hopkins, Aliza Hopkins, John Hopkins, and Tucker Jones.

“The Sound of Music” will be presented on Friday, March 29th at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, March 30th at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 31st at 2:00 p.m.   All performances are held in the Arkell Performing Arts Theatre at Canajoharie High School.  Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors/students.  There will be an intermission with concessions.