The Sound of Music has captured the hearts of audiences of all ages. This classic and endearing musical is based on the true story of Maria Rainer, a spirited young postulant who was sent to serve as a governess for Captain Von Trapp, a widower with seven children. Rodgers and Hammerstein's inspirational musical features favorites such as "Climb Every Mountain," "Edelweiss," "My Favorite Things," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen," and, of course, "The Sound of Music."
The production team includes Megan Drahos, producer, vocal and orchestra director, and director Laura Biancalana, both teachers at Rosary High School.
The cast, crew, and pit orchestra includes more than 90 students from Rosary High School and Marmion Academy in Aurora. Music is provided by members of the Rosary Symphony Orchestra, the Rosary Chamber Orchestra, and the Marmion-Rosary Band, as well as some local musicians. Several Rosary faculty and staff members will make a cameo appearance as abbey nuns.
Show dates are Thursday, November 9, at 6 pm; Friday, November 10 at 7 p.m., Saturday, November 11 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, November 12 at 2 p.m. Show tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens.
Saturday evening features a pre-show wine reception with hot hors d'oeuvres, an opportunity for photos with the cast, and a dessert reception during intermission. A family Picnic in Vienna is planned for Sunday at Noon. Pre-registration is required. Both events are fundraisers sponsored by the Rosary Fine Arts Boosters.
Tickets are available online at www.rosaryhs.com/musical. Tickets may also be purchased by mail and in the Rosary school office. An order form can be found online. For additional information, call the school at (630) 896-0831.
This production marks the fifth time Rosary has staged The Sound of Music in its 55-year history. Cast members from previous shows in 1970, 1979, 1989 and 2009 have been invited and will be recognized at the performances and at the surrounding special events. If you were in one of these shows, please contact the school to let us know you'll be attending at firstname.lastname@example.org.