Central Catholic Presents The Sound of Music April 16-18

Posted Mar 25th, 2010 by Michele Jurek  Category: Arts & Entertainment,


Central Catholic High School will present its 81st spring musical, The Sound of Music, April 16-18 at the Valentine Theatre in downtown Toledo. Show times are Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Ticket prices range from $10 to $14 and are available at Central Catholic in room 105 until April 15. Tickets can also be ordered online at or by calling 419-255-2280 ext. 1137.

CCHS senior Katherine Kraus plays the role of Maria, and junior Devon Desmond is Captain Georg von Trapp.

Central Catholic has a history of legendary musical productions over the years, including several generations of different families who have performed in them and carried on the tradition.

The Sound of Music was the final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein and has become the world’s most beloved musical. The story focuses on Maria, a postulant who proves too high-spirited for the religious life. She is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain who runs his home like a battleship. Maria teaches the children how to play, to sing, and to enjoy life as children and gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain.

After they marry, they return from their honeymoon to discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain’s immediate service in their navy. The family’s narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version, which just celebrated its 50th year, remains the most popular movie musical of all time.


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