Alamance Children’s Theatre to perform ‘Sound of Music’

By Jessica Page
Times-News correspondent

Members of the Alamance Children's Theatre's production of "The Sound of Music" performa scene from a recent rehearsal. Scott Muthersbaugh / Times-News

Alamance Children’s Theatre (ACT) is about to put on one of the most touching and inspiring stories of all time: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music,” based on the real-life story of the von Trapp family from Austria.
   Director Peggy Bazakas talked about how similar it will be to the actual story:
   “The overall storyline is the same and viewers will recognize nearly all of their favorite songs and characters, however, there are a few differences in the staging of those songs, and there are two numbers in the staged version that don’t appear in the movie at all. Much of the movie was filmed outdoors to feature the beautiful Bavarian landscapes, whereas most of the play takes place either inside the Nonnberg Abbey or at the von Trapp family estate.”
   Bazakas has performed in local community theater productions for the past 15 years and has also served on the board for both Alamance Children’s Theatre and The Gallery Players. This play is her directorial debut.
   “I’m grateful to Alamance Children’s Theatre for providing me with this opportunity and support,” she said. What she’s enjoyed most about the experience is “helping actors develop their characters and watching those characters grow as they come together to tell their story to the audience.”
   The No. 1 thing that Bazakas knows people will enjoy is the music. Most of the songs from the movie will be in the play so be prepare to sing along with the marvelous actors.
   “The music is amazing; the costumes are beautiful; the sets, so convincing, and the chemistry between the actors make the story very real. If I had to pick one — it’s the music, always the music.”
   Showtimes are 7 p.m. March 15-16 and 22-23 and 2 p.m. March 17 and 24 at the Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St., Burlington. The production is sponsored by LabCorp.
   Tickets are $8 for adults; $7 for students and seniors and $6 for groups of eight or more. Tickets can be purchased between noon and 3 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays at the box office or one hour prior to showtime. Credit card reservations can be made by calling (336) 222-TIXS.

 Jessica Page is a home-schooled graduate and a Teens & Twenties writer.




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