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RCS senior Gideon Bodley and juniors Carly Welch and Ben Easley recently practice a scene from the upcoming musical, “The Sound of Music.” Courtesy photo

Students at Rejoice Christian Schools are gearing up for their next live production, “The Sound of Music.”

The performance will kick off Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium, located at 10701 N. 129th E. Ave. Subsequent shows will follow on Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.

“The Sounds of Music” – based on the memoirs of Maria von Trapp, “The Story of the Trapp Family Singers” – begins just before the Germans invade Austria in 1938. Maria, played by Kate Callery, takes a job under Captain von Trapp, played by Ben Easely, as a governess for his seven children. Her crisis comes from discovering and choosing how she will worship God.

With music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, the show features classics like, “Edelweiss,” “My Favorite Things” and “Do-Re-Me.” It also contains songs exclusive to the stage production such as, “How Can Love Survive,” “No Way to Stop It” and “An Ordinary Couple.”

Locals will get to watch 43 cast members, including elementary, middle and high school students perform on the stage. They will also get to see original artwork from Rejoice art teacher, Debbie Willey, and RCS’s first ever digital backdrops, as well as hear professional live musicians.

Those interested in attended can purchase tickets here.