AURORA – Rosary High School will come alive with “The Sound of Music” as the school presents this heart-warming musical Nov. 9 through 12 at Rosary High School in the McEnroe Auditorium, 901 N. Edgelawn Drive, Aurora.
“The Sound of Music” has captured the hearts of audiences of all ages, according to a news release. This classic and endearing musical is based on the true story of Maria Rainer, a spirited young postulant who was sent to serve as a governess for Captain Von Trapp, a widower with seven children.
Rodgers and Hammerstein's inspirational musical features favorites such as "Climb Every Mountain," "Edelweiss," "My Favorite Things," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" and, of course, "The Sound of Music," according to the release.
The production team includes Megan Drahos, producer, vocal and orchestra director, and director Laura Biancalana, both teachers at Rosary High School.
The cast, crew, and pit orchestra includes more than 90 students from Rosary High School and Marmion Academy in Aurora, according to the release. Members of the Rosary Symphony Orchestra, the Rosary Chamber Orchestra and the Marmion-Rosary Band, as well as some local musicians, provide the music. Several Rosary faculty and staff members will make a cameo appearance as abbey nuns, according to the release.
Show dates are 6 p.m. Nov. 9; 7 p.m. Nov. 10 and Nov. 11; and 2 p.m. Nov. 12. Show tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens.
Nov. 11 features a pre-show wine reception with hot hors d'oeuvres, an opportunity for photos with the cast and a dessert reception during intermission. A family Picnic in Vienna is planned for noon Nov. 12. Pre-registration is required. Both events are fundraisers sponsored by the Rosary Fine Arts Boosters, according to the release.
Tickets are available online at www.rosaryhs.com/musical. Tickets may also be purchased by mail and in the Rosary school office. An order form can be found online. For additional information, call the school at 630-896-0831.
This production marks the fifth time Rosary has staged “The Sound of Music” in its 55-year history. Cast members from previous shows in 1970, 1979, 1989 and 2009 have been invited and will be recognized at the performances and at the surrounding special events, according to the release. Former cast members should contact the school to let it know they will be attending at firstname.lastname@example.org.