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Marion theater to be alive with ‘Sound of Music’

Staff writer

Despite COVID-19, Marion High plans to put on “The Sound of Music” at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 and 20.

“I wanted something that was going to be a challenge but also acceptable for the kids,” vocal music teacher Ruth Springer said. “It’s also a musical that a lot of the kids have a connection with; they had a strong desire to do it.”

A large cast of characters, many of whom experience development and require nuanced portrayal, is one challenge of putting on the show. The amount of solos and duets daunt the musical half of the production while the plentiful scene changes engage the technical half.

“It is a large, challenging production because it requires a lot more technique and independent work from each of the cast members,” Springer said.

Springer’s students are eager to wow their audience, though.

“They’re very ready,” she said. “They are well-prepared, and they are excited to be performing it.”

Tickets cost $5 and can be purchased at County Seat Decorating Center as well as at the door.

Last modified Nov. 10, 2021

 

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