By: Susan Gum // March 20th, 2017 // Stories
Delmarva Christian Schools presents the Broadway production, winning five Tony Awards including Best Musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s, The Sound of Music. Featuring such theatrical standards as “The Sound of Music,” “My Favorite Things,” “16 Going On 17,” “Edelweiss,” and “Climb Every Mountain”; The Sound of Music remains one of the most beloved, masterpieces of modern musical theatre.
Delmarva Christian High School (DCHS) senior, Abby Johnson will play the postulant from Nonnberg, Abbey Maria Rainer, with DCHS junior John DiBonaventure alongside her as Captain Georg von Trapp, and DCHS sophomore Layne Morris as Mother Abbess. The von Trapp children will be portrayed by DCHS junior Megan Bradley, and Delmarva Christian Milton Campus (DCMC) students Amanda McCrea, Evan Murray, Avery Palmer, Ryley Spademan, Isabella Stubbs, and Kam Vann. Between both DCMC and DCHS, 60 students will participate in the on-and off-stage production.
The Sound of Music is under the direction of DCHS Performing Arts instructor Jonathan Douglas with help from DCMC Music Director Katie Chappell, choreography by DCS Story Coordinator Bethany Ackerman, and stage management by DCHS junior LeeAnn McQuay. The production will be held on stage at Delmarva Christian High School’s Arts and Athletics Center, March 31 and April 1 at 7:00 p.m. and April 2 at 3:00 p.m. Admission prices are $8 for Students, $10 for Adults and $30 for families of four or more at the door.
The Delmarva Christian Schools Performing Arts Program seeks to serve its student body, faculty, families, and community by sharing the message of redemption. Each performance is meant to first and foremost bring praise and honor to Jesus Christ, and secondarily, lead its participants and audience on a journey to the Cross. As a team, the students and staff use their gifts of acting, singing, music, dance, and video production to stimulate imagination and thought about the Truths of God and man.