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Ripon Christian High staging Sound of Music’
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Ripon Christian students perform as The Von Trapp Family Singers in the Friday and Saturday production of The Sound of Music.

The Sound of Music is one of the most beloved musicals.

Perhaps more so at Ripon Christian Schools, where the Broadway play based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family Singers has been performed numerous times in the near 100-year history of the school.

“The Sound of Music is a standard at Ripon Christian,” said Wendy Marshall, who is the RC Theater Arts director. “It is a story that deserves to be told and it is a musical, in my opinion, every young performer should have a chance to perform.”

Opportunity knocks this Friday and Saturday with Marshall directing The Sound of Music at the Ripon Christian Performing Arts Center, 435 Maple Ave.

She calls it “a very special show” featuring nine seniors who been involved in multiple shows per year, dating back to when they were seventh graders.

“Their performance will knock your socks off,” added Marshall, who is in her ninth year of directing plays at RC.

The Sound of Music features Ruth Visser as Maria and Jake Bowen as Capt. Von Trapp. Both are seniors along with Marina Herrewyn as Mother Abbess and Briley Perez as Elsa.

They’re joined by fellow seniors – Emilia Pedrioli, Ella Vander Meulen, Maya DeJong, Katie Van Unen, and Emma DeBruyn – along with 11th through sixth- grade students rounding out the cast.

Tickets are available at Cost ranges from $10 to $20.


The schedule for performances is Friday (Oct. 14) at 7 p.m., and Saturday (Oct. 15) at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.