The Sound Of Harwood

   This spring Harwood’s Theater department produced the musical The Sound Of Music with enormous success. The Friday show on April 7th had the largest audience in living memory.

The Sound of Music is one of the most beloved musicals in American history.  From January 9th to March 29th, the cast memorized their lines and learned the blocking for the show.


In the Harwood production, senior Abby Holter portrayed Maria, singing “The Hills Are Alive,” “Do, Re, Mi” with the Von Trapp children, and “My Favorite Things.” In a comedic turn, Kai Haddock portrayed Max, and Mia Lapointe portrayed the Baroness. They sang “How Can Love Survive,” and “There’s No Way To Stop It.”  Sophomore Christo Cummiskey portrayed Baron Von Trapp, singing “Edelweiss,” “The Hills are Alive,” “So Long, Farewell” with the Von Trapp children and Maria, as well as “There’s No Way To Stop It.” Sophomore Zoe Blackman and freshman Aiden Heath played the young lovers, Liesl Von Trapp and Rolf Gruber. Their rendition “16 Going on 17” charmed audiences. Junior Annie McMillian as Mother Abbess, ended the first act with a show stopping “Climb Ev’ry Mountain. She also performed “My Favorite Things” as a duet with Maria, and “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria” with  senior Lucie Ruggiero, and sophomores Elsie Pawul and Ellie Buckingham.     



Though everyone was anxious for opening night it was about as good as it could be. The cast and crew were very excited about the projections used for the sets. Drawings made by Lucie Ruggiero added an extra depth to the backgrounds. The projections worked out great, although sometimes got skewed by the curtain.

In between the matinee and closing show on April 8th, there was a cast and crew potluck. Everyone bringing food had the same decision, Pasta! During the potluck, cast awards were given out, including Abby Holter for Best Featured Actor and Kai Haddock for Best Supporting Actor. Christo Cummiskey also got the award for Worst Line, and Zoe Blackman got Best Dancer.

The show was a memorable event for cast and crew alike. This was the last show at Harwood for our nine seniors. We will miss them but look forward to next spring and another great musical!

Saluting The Seniors: Sage Haddock, Lucie Ruggerio, Arianna Clark, Maddie Thibault, Otis Neville, Abby Holter, Lindsey Bigelow, Mia Lapointe And, Veronica Rollins