The Hills Come Alive at Prep

From Issue 3

The Sound of Music was performed at the school Saturday, October 22, and on Monday, October 24th. Auditions were held in May and the roles were chosen. Practices started at a workshop for the cast during the summer. The principal roles have been practicing three to four nights a week since the end of the summer, while the other members of the musical have been practicing a few nights a week since the beginning of October.

Mrs. Holbert says that this was one of the most musically talented casts she has worked with. She also notes the stage managers, Claire Porter and Rebecca Sistrunk, have been her right hand people and a huge help to the production. The sets for the musical were all designed and built by parents, who worked on Tuesday nights since June.  All of the costumes were rented from a company in Florida that uses real broadway costumes. Mrs. Holbert says she decided to do The Sound of Music because it is the 50th anniversary of the film this year.

Lawson Marchetti, who played Max Detweiler, says that all the principal roles “nailed it.” He also said how happy the cast was to perform in front of a sold out theater on Monday night. The Sound of Music has been raved on by many and was by far one of the best productions Prep has ever put on.