Learning the song “Do-Re-Mi” with their new governess, Fraulein Maria, are the children of Capt. Georg Von Trapp. The scene is from Quirk’s Players upcoming production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. Pictured here are Fulton Students (sitting and kneeling): Abigail Mainville, Clare Bawarski, Julie Duval, Victoria Eckhard; (standing): Katelyn Caza, Kerri Knopp, Mitchell Lalik and Macean MacIntyre. The production features dances choreographed by Michael Spinoso. – Photo by Dave Dayger
Among the members of the G. Ray Bodley High School Class of 2010 who are a part of Quirk’s Players’ production of The Sound of Music are – Row 1 (l to r): Kasey Parkhurst, Kerri Knopp and Alicia Vann; Row 2 (l to r): Kelly Ormsby, Silvie Castelluccio and Katelyn Gilbert; Row 3 (l to r): Alexis Semeraro, Shanendowa Beckwith, Travis Cowart and Anru Lin. All seniors will be recognized by Quirk’s Players following Saturday evening’s performance. – Photo by Dave Dayger
‘Climb Ev’ry Mountain’ The Mother Abbess (Amanda Trombly – right) provides reassurance to postulant Maria Rainer (portrayed by Clare Bawarski – left) as she sings ‘Climb Ev’ry Mountain,’ one of the most recognized songs in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic musical, The Sound of Music. The production is musically directed by Thomas Nami and will be presented this weekend at Fulton’s G. Ray Bodley High School Auditorium. – Photo by Dave Dayger
Scene Rehearsal Taking a break from a recent dress rehearsal are (l to r): Katelyn Caza, Kerri Knopp, Abigail Mainville, Julie Duval, Clare Bawarski, Mitchell Lalik, Victoria Eckhard and Macean MacIntyre. The students are featured in Quirk’s Players’ upcoming musical, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II’s The Sound of Music. The production is under the direction of Tom Briggs. – Photo by Dave Dayger
The sisters of Nonnberg Abbey talk to Reverend Mother about the young postulant Maria Rainer. Though a sweet girl, the sisters do not believe that she is cut out for the religious life. Shown here in a scene from Quirk’s Players’ upcoming production of The Sound of Music are (l to r): Amanda Trombly (Mother Abbess), Bella DeGelorm (Sister Sophia), Morgan Stafford (Sister Margaretta) and Kaitlyn Lauber (Sister Berthe). The Sound of Music will be presented March 4-5-6 in the Bodley H.S. Auditorium. Tickets are available at the door. – Photo by Dave Dayger
How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? Rehearsing the song, “How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria” are G. Ray Bodley High School students (l to r) Bella DeGelorm, Morgan Stafford and Kaitlyn Lauber. The three portray Sisters Sophia, Margaretta and Berthe respectively and are featured in Quirk’s Players’ upcoming production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. 2010 marks the second time that Quirk’s Players have presented this Broadway favorite. Curtain times are 7:30 pm on March 4 & 5th and 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm on March 6th. – Photo by Dave Dayger
Elementary Cast Members Six elementary students from the Fulton Schools portray the Von Trapp Children in Quirk’s Players’ upcoming production of The Sound of Music. Shown here are cast members – Row 1 (l to r): Abigail Mainville and Elena Ruzekowicz who share the role of Gretl Von Trapp; Row 2 (l to r): Victoria Eckhard, who plays Brigitta Von Trapp; Mackenzie Hayden and Julie Duval who share the role of Marta Von Trapp and Macean MacIntyre who plays Kurt Von Trapp. The students were recommended to audition for the high school production by their elementary school music teachers. The Sound of Music is under the direction of Fulton Teacher Tom Briggs and will be presented March 4-5-6 in the Bodley High School Auditorium. – Photo by Dave Dayger
A Moment Alone Sharing a moment alone are Maria Rainer (Clare Bawarski) and Capt. Georg Von Trapp (Travis Cowart) in a scene from The Sound of Music. Maria and The Capt. develop feelings for each other after the postulant has arrived to be governess to the widowed captain’s seven children. The Sound of Music will be presented this weekend at Fulton’s G. Ray Bodley High School. The production is dedicated to retiring GRB Faculty Members Mr. Dave Garber and Mrs. Marygrace Fronk. – Photo by Dave Dayger
QuirkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Players of G. Ray Bodley High School are placing finishing touches on their spring, 2010 musical Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein IIÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s classic, The Sound of Music. The production will run Thursday, March 4th through Saturday, March 6th, 2010 and will be presented in FultonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s G. Ray Bodley High School Auditorium. There will be four performances; curtain time is set for 7:30 P.M. each evening with a 2:00 P.M. matinee on Saturday as well.
Fulton students have been working diligently on this yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s musical for several months. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Shortly after our fall play in November we had our interest meeting. After that we held auditions in December, cast the show and began working on the production before the holidays,Ã¢â‚¬Â explained Rob Lescarbeau, assistant director. Ã¢â‚¬Å“After we returned from Christmas vacation, students have been rehearsing six days a week. The schedule can be a bit demanding at times,Ã¢â‚¬Â Lescarbeau said.
The Sound of Music is a well-known stage musical, but differs from traditional shows in some ways. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Unlike other stage musicals, there are no large full-cast musical numbers,Ã¢â‚¬Â explained Tom Nami, music director for QuirkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Players. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Rather, each group of characters is highlighted in different songs and in different scenes.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Nami explained that large group of nuns from Nonnberg Abbey, Ã¢â‚¬Å“have some of the most beautiful music in the show. They sing four wonderful Latin pieces in four-part harmony and one Latin piece in six-part harmony. It adds such a richness to the production.Ã¢â‚¬Â Nami also explained that the stage version of The Sound of Music differs slightly from the movie version. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Some of the songs people are familiar with appear in different scenes on stage than they do in the movie,Ã¢â‚¬Â he stated. For example, in the movie version Maria sings Ã¢â‚¬Å“My Favorite ThingsÃ¢â‚¬Â to the Von Trapp Children in the midst of a thunderstorm. The song appears in the stage version, but is sung between Maria and the Mother Abbess at the convent. In the stage version Maria sings Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Lonely GoatherdÃ¢â‚¬Â to the Von Trapp Children to help them forget about the thunderstorm.
Nami also explained that QuirkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Players is able to add two additional songs to their production. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Through our license agreement with the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, we have contracted to add two pieces that were written specifically for the movie version.Ã¢â‚¬Â He explained that the Fulton students will include the songs Ã¢â‚¬Å“I Have ConfidenceÃ¢â‚¬Â which is sung by Maria on her way to the Von Trapp Villa, and Ã¢â‚¬Å“Something GoodÃ¢â‚¬Â which is sung by Maria and Capt. Von Trapp in Act II. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Both were written for the movie,Ã¢â‚¬Â Nami explained. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We are happy to have permission to include them in our production.Ã¢â‚¬Â
As QuirkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Players prepare for opening night, last minute details are being addressed. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We have put up our backdrops, decorated the lobby, printed the program, tried on costumes and cued the light board. Things are in place and we are ready for opening night,Ã¢â‚¬Â assistant director Lescarbeau stated. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Our students have worked very hard and are sure to make the community proud as they bring this classic Broadway musical to life.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The Sound of Music will be presented this weekend at FultonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Bodley High School Auditorium. Tickets are available at the door. For more information, contact the G. Ray Bodley High School Music Department at 593-5400, ext. 419.