FREDERICKTOWN — The saga of the Trapp family will come to life this weekend when Fredericktown students perform Rogers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music.” This now-classic musical tells the story of an Austrian woman who leaves a convent to become the governess to a naval officer’s children, and includes both romance and difficult decisions that have to be made when the Nazis annex and move into Austria.
The curtain will go up on the primary stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.
The production has a double cast, which means different students will perform on Friday and Saturday evenings. Each troupe will perform one act at the Sunday matinee.
Director Carolyn Grimm said double casting is a way to feature more students in the production and to showcase more talented individuals than a single cast list would allow. She said the Sunday performance will allow the audience to see all the performers. “It’s a win-win sort of thing,” she said. “Everybody wins.”
Advance tickets are available in the high school office during school hours; day-of-performance tickets will be available at the door.