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BETHLEHEM CATHOLIC: “The Sound of Music”

The celebrated Von Trapp family journeys across the stage in “The Sound of Music,” 7 p.m. April 5, 6, 12, 13; 3 p.m. April 7, auditorium, Bethlehem Catholic High School, 2133 Madison Avenue, Bethlehem.

“Based on a true story, it reminds us that at the worst of times goodness and kindness survive, which is a message we need to hear,” says Director Diana Tice.

Tice is aided by Assistant Director Barbara Ruhl, Choreographer Brenda Santana, Music Director Joseph Fink and Student Assistant Layla Luquis.

With music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, the musical is based on the 1956 German movie “Die Trapp-Familie” and autobiography “The Story of the Trapp Family Singers” by Maria von Trapp.

“The Sound of Music” debuted on Broadway in 1959 with a Broadway revival in 1998.

The original Broadway production was nominated for nine Tony Awards, receiving five Tonys. The Academy Award-winning film version was released in 1965.

Songs include “Do-Re-Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” “So Long, Farewell,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” and “Edelweiss.”

Tickets: https://becahi.org

From left: Theresa Ruhl (Maria Rainer), Cooper Roche (Captain Georg von Trapp), Elizabeth Maigur (Liesl), Brandon Santana (Rolf), “The Sound of Music,” Bethlehem Catholic High School.