By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News
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SEQUIM — A 29-voice chorus of nuns, Maria and the Mother Abbess, seven children, the captain and the baroness have arrived.
Sequim High School's production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's “The Sound of Music” had its opening performance Thursday evening, so the show is off and running at the school's auditorium, 601 N. Sequim Ave., tonight through May 17.
Tickets are $12 for premium seats, $10 for adults and students without an ASB card, and $8 for seniors 65 and older, students with an ASB card and children.
Veteran director Robin Robinson Hall leads some 45 performers, while John and Anne Lorentzen are music director and choreographer, respectively, in the school's annual operetta. It coincides with the Sequim Irrigation Festival, the community celebration that includes the Grand Parade next Saturday, May 10 (www.irrigationfestival.com).
The “Sound of Music” cast features Sabrina Marunde as Maria, Ciara Westhoven as the Mother Abbess, Zachary Campbell as Capt. Georg von Trapp, Christie Honore as the Baroness Elsa Schraeder and Brianna Dalton as Liesl “I Am 16 Going on 17” von Trapp.
“I have loved working with the children,” Hall said. “So many talented kids tried out. It was hard to cast, so I had to pick the best of the best,” including Victoria Hall as Louisa von Trapp, Henry Hughes as Kurt, Taylor Coleman as Brigitta, Lili Mitchell as Marta and Miranda Dealy as Gretl, the littlest von Trapp daughter.
“There are so many elements in this musical,” Hall said. “Enjoy a couple hours experiencing [it].You won't be disappointed.”
“Sound of Music” curtain times are:
■ 7 p.m. today and May 9, 10, 16 and 17.
■ 2 p.m. this Saturday.
■ 6 p.m. May 8 and 15.
For more information, visit the Sequim High Operetta Club website, www.shsoperetta.org.
Features Editor Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5062, or at email@example.com.