Providence Academy Presents “The Sound of Music”
It was the last musical written by Rogers and Hammerstein, but its movie release in 1965 set the bar for musicals since. Now, Providence Academy is raising the curtain on “The Sound of Music,” the debut musical for the school’s new 56,000-square-foot, 650-seat performing arts theater.
“We purposely chose The Sound of Music for this stage because it’s such a well-known show, and so we wanted to make sure that whatever we chose to make our first musical in this new space would bring in not only our school community, but our neighborhood community as well,” said theater director Melissa Simmons.
Sidney Kirchhof and Claire Christianson are friends and play nuns and party guests in the play.
“It’s my first production, so its been lovely getting a feel of the place,” said Kirchhoff.
“It’s my first time on stage, so it’s a really fun experience to see how the cast does their work,” said Christianson.
Freshman Marie Leggott admitted to being a little nervous working with her co-star in singing “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” but does a wonderful job as Liesl.
“It’s a fun scene. It’s definitely one of my favorite scenes. The dance number’s really great. Jacob, whose my co-star who plays Rolf, is really great. It was definitely a little bit awkward at first because I had never met him, but it’s definitely good now,” said Leggott.
The Sound of Music runs tonight and Saturday at 7 p.m. and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Tickets can be found at Providence Academy