by Bruce Strand, Arts editor
Opening night for “The Sound of Music” by Spectrum High School on Friday evening featured some stirring vocal performances, especially from Susan Newberger as Maria and Alyssa Spofford as Mother Abbess. There will be two more showings, Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. If you go, be warned that you may need kleenex for some of the emotional scenes that were quite well-done, and that you should be prepared to sing along with “Eidelweiss” with the Von Trapp family headed by Ryan Swanson’s soothing bass. The cast under Daniel McLaughlin’s direction also includes Dakota Woolhouse, Carissa Bolles, Nathan Roberts, Mary McCarty, Travis Bondy, Josiah Roberts, Theodore Cullen, Kyle Gallagher, Alec Staricka, Alyson Kraus, Carter, Hanson, Megan Kjendle and Jessica Bolles.