BY LORI DEMRES
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• WHAT: “The Sound of Music”
• WHEN: 8 p.m. May 6-7, 13-14, 20-21; 2 p.m. May 8, 15, 22
• WHERE: Fremont Community Theatre, 1551 Dickinson St., Fremont
• COST: $12/adult, $10/students K-12 and seniors 55 and older
• INFO: 419-332-0775
“The Sound of Music” will fill the Fremont Community Theatre as only the final collaboration of Rodgers and Hammerstein can. If the movie happens to be one of your favorite things, you won’t want to miss it on stage.
For those unfamiliar with the stage version, you won’t be disappointed. The memorable, beloved songs such as “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and of course, the unforgettable title song “The Sound of Music” will have you singing along. There will also be some songs never heard in the movie, as Max and Elsa have their time to plot and shine.
Director Randy Brown chose to double cast the Von Trapp children, and still had some tough decisions with almost 50 children auditioning. They will perform on an alternating schedule. An orchestra of 12 musicians will accompany the extensive cast of adults and children.
A winner of eight Tony Awards and five Academy Awards, “The Sound of Music” is more than the story of the Von Trapp Family Singers. Although it’s not completely true, it’s a very close rendition of Maria, a novice who leaves an Austrian convent to become governess to a widowed naval officer, Captain Von Trapp, and his seven incorrigible children. This classic is full of music, romance and suspense, and will capture the hearts of all who experience it.
The story is a testament that the power of love and family will triumph in the end.
Shows are at 8 p.m. May 6-7, 13-14 and 20-21 and 2 p.m. May 8, 15 and 22 at Fremont Community Theatre, 1551 Dickinson St., Fremont. Reservations required; call 419-332-0695. Tickets are $12/adults and $10/students K-12 and seniors ages 55 and older.