BONIFAY — The HCHS Drama Department will be performing "The Sound of Music" this week. Show dates are on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2:30 p.m., and Monday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. in the HCHS Auditorium. Tickets will go on sale Monday, Nov. 18. Tickets will be $5 in advance and $7 at the door.
When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.
The cast includes Haleigh Music, Caylinn Mosblech, Sarah Vickery, Chandra Cooper, Thomas Parish, Shawn McClain, Kerri Bourg, Cassie Bell, John Etheridge, Bailey Foxworth, Bryce Etheridge, Tori Steverson, Shelby Gardner, Dillon Berry, Hope Bailey, Falon Sims, Nathan Jackson, Devon Martinez, Hunter Peacock, Madison White, Whitney White, Allison Williams, Kyndal Smith, Cam Mayo, Emily Redmon, Isabella Wilson, Karah Eastridge, Toni Stewart, and Annkathrin Zorbach.
"The Sound of Music" opened at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Nov. 16, 1959, and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s last musical was a triumph. It ran for 1,443 performances and earned seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. In addition, the cast album earned a Gold Record and the Grammy Award.
Ticket prices will be $5 advanced and $7 at the door.