PITTSBURG — “Do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do!”
St. Mary’s Colgan is presenting “The Sound of Music” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday at the St. Mary’s Colgan High School Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.
Musical Director Emily Tarter said they selected the show to give students an opportunity to learn the history of the von Trapp family and showcase the students’ talents.
There are 80 students in the cast and tech from kindergarten through high school. The students will sing 48 songs in the duration of the show. A lot of volunteers came and help with costumes and other ways, Tarter said.
“It’s been a really fun show, but a big undertaking,” Tarter said.
People will recognize the songs from both the movie and the Broadway musical versions.
SMC senior Matthew Sanders, plays Captain Von Trapp, said the storyline in the musical is based on family and love, he said.
“I’ve never been in play that has that much love in it,” he said.
Sanders said one of the best parts about the play is relating to the von Trapp’s’ story.
“You get to relate to their story and peek into what it was like back then,” he said.
SMC sophomore Gracee Dunlavy, who plays Maria Rainer, said playing the lead role in the musical is a dream come true, especially with it being “The Sound of Music.”
“I’ve always loved watching this musical and to do it is honestly amazing for me,” she said. “I’ve always dreamed of being in a lead role in a musical so this is kinda a big moment for me.”
One of her favorite parts in the show is when she sings the song “The Lonely Goatherd” because of the yodeling section and happiness it brings the characters who come into her room frightened by a storm.
“It’s a lot of fun,” she said.
— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.