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The Sound of Music set to ring through Willsboro

Students from almost every grade will participate

The students of Willsboro Central prepare to bring the musical, The Sound of Music, to life on March 22.

The students of Willsboro Central prepare to bring the musical, The Sound of Music, to life on March 22. Photo by Katherine Clark.

— Hopkins said there were a lot of learning opportunities for the students with this play to educate them on the issues of the time.

“I find the play darker than the movie,” Hopkins said. “But it’s important to expose our students to history and help them gain perspective about what living during this time meant for children thier age.”

During play rehearsals, main characters Anna Daly as Maria, Austin Ferris as Captain Von Trapp and Deanna Mero as Elsa, who said acting out the play gave them a different perspective about their characters.

“In the movie we don’t see a lot of the things you see in the play,” Mero said. “It changed my whole view of the story and you really get to see what it was like back then.”

The performance is sure to be an exciting event for all members of the community with great music and theatrics for the whole family.

“I know when the audience comes they are going to enjoy the show, enjoy the music and be really happy with the performances,” Hopkins said.

The Sound of Music will be performed March 22, 23, and 24 at 7 p.m. at the school auditorium and there will be a special 2 p.m. performance on Sunday. For more information or to purchase tickets ahead of time, call 963-4456 extension 400 or send an email to tickets@willsborocsd.org.

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