Maria, played by Wautoma High School junior, Emma Blaszczyk, sings “The Sound of Music” with a view of the Swiss Alps in the background.

Wautoma to present ‘The Sound of music’ at the PAC

Final preparations and dress rehearsals are taking place this week for   Wautoma High School’s musical production, The Sound of Music, the story of Maria, who is contemplating becoming a nun, but is assigned by her mother superior to become a temporary governess for the seven von Trapp children, while she gives more consideration to her future.

The children’s father, Captain von Trapp, runs his home in a military style, making his children stand at attention when he calls them with his whistle. After Maria is employed by the captain, she teaches the children to sing and play, something they have not been permitted to do since the death of their mother.

The true story, which was slightly altered when the musical was written, takes place in Salzburg, Austria, just before World War II, with the beautiful Austrian mountains in the background. Near the end of the story, Captain von Trapp is faced with a decision to join the Nazi military movement or try to escape and leave his beloved homeland.

The musical will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 3 and 4 and at 2 p.m. for a Saturday, Nov. 5 matinee. The performances will be held at the McComb/Bruchs Performing Arts Center in Wautoma.

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