The hills are alive with the sound of music, and so is Penn’s Grove Middle School in Oxford on December 6, 7, 8, as the Jennersville YMCA’s Youth Theatre group performs the iconic musical The Sound of Music.
Based on the book The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp, the show is about a young woman who leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the seven children of a naval officer widower. The Sound of Music contains several popular songs, including “Edelweiss”, “My Favorite Things”, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”, “Do-Re-Mi”, “Sixteen Going on Seventeen”, “The Lonely Goatherd”, and the title song, “The Sound of Music”.
Members of the Youth Theatre, ages 11-18, will be performing the show on December 6 and 7 at 7:00 p.m. and on December 7 and 8 at 2:00 p.m. Audience members are encouraged to sing along during the 2:00 performance on December 7.
The Youth Theatre Academy is open to children ages 5-18. In the program they learn all aspects of theatre, including script reading, voice projection, body expression, choreography, improvisation, costuming and set design. The classes are performance-based and participants perform multiple public performances.
Tickets for all Sound of Music performances are on sale now at the Jennersville YMCA, West Grove; adults, $8.00; children, 12 and under, $6.00.
For more information on the show call 610-869-9622. For more information on the theatre programs at the Jennersville YMCA, visit www.ymcabwv.org.