Robinson to Stage 'Sound of Music'

Robinson to Stage 'Sound of Music'

"The Sound of Music" will fill the halls of Robinson Secondary the first two weekends in May. The classic story, set in pre-war Austria, is for all ages. The young will enjoy the singing talent of the Robinson singers, and adults will enjoy the acting and the familiar storyline of "The Sound of Music."

"The Sound of Music" features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and story by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. The production will be directed by Chip Rome, musically directed by Susan Pulju, and choreographed by Suzanne Koucheravy.

The leads in this play include senior Laura Hodelich as Maria and senior John Lunsford as Captain Von Trapp. Other veteran actors are junior Ryan Haldeman as Fredrick or Brian Haughs as Admiral.

The students of Robinson will build the set, design and hang the lights, and bring the play to life on the technical side. While many school drama departments have the parents build the set for them, Robinson has a different attitude. "It's hard work and fun mixed together to create a great set," said Mike Finigan, set construction crew chief.

The Robinson Secondary drama department is an elite theatre troupe in its own right. It has been chosen to represent the U.S. at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, in the summer of 2003. Only 13 schools from all around the country were selected to make the journey.

"The Sound of Music" plays Friday and Saturday on May 3 and 4, and it also plays Thursday, Friday, and Saturday the following week on May 9, 10 and 11. Tickets are $7 in advance, and $10 at the door. Every ticket gets the theatre troupe one step closer to getting to Scotland. For more information visit the Web site at or call 703-426-2123.