Spectrum’s ‘Sound of Music’ opens; two more chances to see it

Ryan Swanson and Susan Newberger, as Capt. Von Trapp and Maria, along with childre played by xxx, sing "Eidelweis." (Photos by Bruce Strand)

Ryan Swanson and Susan Newberger, as Capt. Von Trapp and Maria, along with children played by Jessica Bolles, Megan Kjendle, Alyson Kraus, Alec Staricka, Kyla Gallagher, and Carter Hanson, sing “Eidelweis.” (Photos by Bruce Strand)

 

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.

Alyssa Spofford as Mother Abbess leads nuns in singing "What Do You Do With a Problem like Maria?"

Alyssa Spofford as Mother Abbess leads nuns in singing “How Do You Solve a Problem like Maria?”

Theodore Cullen as Rolph romances Kyla Gallagher as Liesl.

Theodore Cullen as Rolph romances Kyla Gallagher as Liesl.

Captain Von Trapp (Ryan Swanson) intended to marry Elsa (Carissa Bolles) before Maria's presence changed his plans.

Captain Von Trapp (Ryan Swanson) intended to marry Elsa (Carissa Bolles) before Maria’s presence changed his plans.

 

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