LHS Captivates Audiences with “The Sound of Music”

LHS Captivates Audiences with “The Sound of Music” Photo
The Lynbrook community packed the John F. Branciforte Auditorium at Lynbrook High School as the Lynbrook Public Schools’ Department of Fine and Performing Arts and high school proudly presented “The Sound of Music” from Nov. 2-4. The show was a roaring success with completely sold out performances thanks to the hard work and dedication of the cast, crew, pit orchestra and their respective designers, directors and coordinators.  

With the leadership and vision of director Kevin Harrington, the district’s Fine and Performing Arts Director/musical orchestra director Joseph Pallotta, vocal director Barry Wyner, costume designer Barbara Kirby, choreographer Michael Canestraro, scenic artist Michael Kunz and program coordinators Rosanne Bogard and Christopher Marino, audiences experienced a memorable evening of music and storytelling. 

Based on the music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and the book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, the students charmed audiences by performing the beloved musical about Maria, played by senior Julia Tucker, and the von Trapp family. “The Sound of Music” spotlights Maria, a young woman studying to become a nun who is sent to serve as the governess of Captain Georg von Trapp’s, played by senior Ben Gagliardo, seven children. Set in Austria, Maria opens the family’s world to love and music while falling in love and marrying Captain von Trapp during a time when the Nazi’s try and invade. 

The show featured popular songs such as “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “So Long, Farewell,” “Climb Every Mountain” and more. It was also a success due to the support of Sensory Lighting and Sound, Inc. for lighting and sound design and Plaza Theatricals for set construction.