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Getting into character

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Minutes before taking the stage, Senior James Bryan waited while Taylor Keiser applied the make-up necessary to transform him into Captain George VonTrapp for the Northview High School's Thespian Troupe No. 872 presentation of "The Sound of Music" Thursday evening. Tickets are still on sale and doors open tonight at 6:30 p.m., for the second presentation at the NHS Auditorium. Ivy Jacobs Photo.

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The play was great the live pit was neat ! The students did a great job! Kudos to the NHS Staff

-- Posted by coachB on Fri, Mar 12, 2010, at 12:07 AM

The musical was great! Great job to all, thanks for all the hard work.

-- Posted by Batchelor3495 on Fri, Mar 12, 2010, at 6:23 AM

Really enjoyed the play,I thought Maggie Blystone was excellent as Maria. She has a beautiful voice and her acting was very believable. This was also true of Jessica Tallman as the Mother Abbess. James Bryan did well as the Captain,and Jessamyn Moore(Leisl) was also convincing. Jacob Parkins (Rolf) and Cassie Hood (Gretl) were fun.

The sets were great, I am guessing they were professionally done because there were no credits for making the sets.

There were problems with the sound. I was sitting on the main floor and occasionally it sounded like the microphones were turned off or the actors were too far away or not singing directly into the microphones. I really didn't care because I already knew the story and the songs, but it was a bit distracting.

The live music was spot on, except for occasionally being too loud. That may have been more of a problem because the microphones weren't picking up the actors part of the time.

Over all, the play was well worth the $5 price. Some of the acting was a bit stilted, sounded like the actors could have used more rehearsal time. I assume the main actors spent a lot more time rehearsing than the ones with fewer lines.

-- Posted by Baldgranny on Fri, Mar 12, 2010, at 2:37 PM


I too thought Maggie made an excellent Maria but it was James Bryan's "Eidelweiss" near the end of the play that brought tears to my eyes.

The sound system has issues every year so if someone with know how and/or $$ is looking for a place to make a donation, this would be a good choice. "Elsa" who also has a good voice was not heard all of the time due to microphone going off and on.

The back drops I am told were rented from a theater rental company. Your ticket price and donations from I am guessing covered those. Some of the other portions of the sets were made by parents and I beleive the tombstones were fabricated in art department at Northview. Some even had inside jokes on them if you knew German.

If anyone missed it last night, make sure you come tonight as this is your last chance.

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Fri, Mar 12, 2010, at 3:32 PM

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