The Sound of Music: Behind the Scenes

Maya D., Staff Writer

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With the stage lights bright and the voices strong, this year’s production of The Sound of Music is likely going to be great. The Sound of Music is based on a true story about a lady named Maria about to become a nun who gets sent to a house to be a governess instead, just before the start of World War Two. The house is run by a strict father who does not like Maria and her fun-loving demeanor. Things get hairy when the father falls in love with Maria, even though he already has a girlfriend.

The actors are evidently excited for the show. They said that it has “aspects of the movie” and that it is “going to be interesting.” They are particularly excited because it is “a famous show that has never been done before at Potomac.” They feel it is shaping up to be a fun watch as they said rehearsals are “going great” and that they have “fun props and a lot of talent.” They also like the “professional environment” and the “great music.” The Sound of Music is a famous show and there is no doubt that these talented actors and singers will put on a show that will live up to the hype.

If you are upset you did not try out this year, fear not, there is always next year. The actors stated that the community “is nice” and “not judgemental so that you can mess up and be yourself and nobody cares.” They also said it was a good way to “get out of comfort zones in a fun way,” and it has “helped [them] develop as singers and actors.”

“It’s fun and you get to put yourself in a character’s shoes and think like them and it’s cool to have a moment every day when you can just completely become a different person,” says Ella A. who will appear in the musical as Friedrich von Trapp.

Those who have seen snippets of the musical during rehearsals highly recommend the show for all in the IS and their friends and family. The actors have worked really hard and long to put on the best production they can.

“It would be nice for our friends to come to the show to support us. It shows that they care and support what we do and are proud,” says an anonymous cast member. Friday at 7:00 P.M. and Saturday at 2:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. are the showing times. Come one, come all!