Northern Nash High School will be presenting The Sound of Music with Music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, April 7 and 8, 2017 in the theatre at the Imperial 107 E. Gay Street, Rocky Mount.
Set in 1938, the story follows some events from the real life of Maria Augusta Trapp who wrote about her experiences as a nun turned governess, turned mother, turned immigrant in pre-WWII Austria. Interlaced with Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse's beautiful script are the unforgettable songs known to so many.
Maria, a young and energetic Abbey postulate is given a post as governess for a wealthy widower and his seven children. Maria brings music into the lives of the children and eventually falls in love with their father. In real life Maria and her family traveled out of Austria before the war began, finally settling in Vermont, USA.
Her family toured as a singing troupe all over the world for many years. But setting the history aside, this story and its music will bring joy into your life. You will leave the theatre singing My Favorite Things, Doe A Deer, and even the title song The Sound of Music, but it is the Act I finale, Climb Every Mountain that will remind you of the value of life, love, and opportunity. That is the gift that The Sound of Music brings to theatre.
The cast includes upwards of twenty-five Northern Nash Students on stage and another fifteen in the musical pit. Additionally eight students from Nash County elementary and middles schools also join the cast.
Performances will be Friday April 7, 2017 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday April 8, 2017 for a 1:30 p.m. matinee and again at 7:30 p.m.. Adult ticket prices are $10. Student/Senior Citizen tickets are $7. All audience members must have a ticket. Tickets are available in advance through a cast member or the drama department directly. Tickets are also available at the door on day of performance.