Archive for Thursday, December 2, 2004

The Sound of Music’ ended 5-year hiatus

December 2, 2004

More than 550 theater fans took notice that a musical had come to town Nov. 19 -21.

After more than a five-year musical hiatus, students from the Basehor-Linwood School District performed classic musical numbers such as "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi and "Climb Every Mountain" to packed houses during the presentation of the "The Sound of Music" inside the Performing Arts Center at Basehor-Linwood High School.

"This show was absolutely a success because it engaged kids from all over the school district in a play that old and young had seen before," spectator Brenda Chumley said. "To see it come to life with children that we knew was so exciting. What a great way to draw all ages of the community out."

The local cast of "The Sound of Music" included students from schools throughout the district but was predominantly made up of high school students. More than 70 students worked on the show, including a cast of 32 students, a pit band of 20 students and more than 20 technical and scene workers.

"It was really fun to be in the show because so many people benefited from it," said Maggie Herbster, a student who played the role of Maria in the production. "Many people in the cast had never been exposed to the theater and it was a really great experience for them."

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