1990 - 1991
The Sound of Music
Maria Rainer, a young postulant at Nonnberg Abbey in Austria in the late 1930's, is easily distracted from her religious duties by her daydreams and the majestic beauty of the mountains. The Mother Abbess, convinced that Maria needs some time away from the Abbey to ponder her future, assigns her to be the governess for the family of Captain Georg von Trapp, a retired naval officer and widowed father of seven children.
The Captain has been courting Baroness Elsa Schraeder from the sophisticated social circles of Vienna, but it is the unsophisticated Maria who wins his heart. They are married and leave on a month-long honeymoon.
Meanwhile, the Nazis take over Austria and order the Captain to return to active military service. The family's last chance to escape comes at a music festival. During the festival, they slip away to cross the mountains to safety.
Director: Michael Gareau
Musical Director: Rod Holmes
Choreographer: Carole Billingham