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"The Sound of Music" Opens in Rigby

BYU-Idaho Radio · "The Sound of Music" Opens in Rigby
Since its Broadway debut in 1959 and film adaptation in 1965, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music” has enchanted audiences all over the world.?? ? 

The R3 theatre program will perform “The Sound of Music” at Rigby High School. The show is running from Wednesday to Saturday this week.?? 

This production was supposed to take place last year but was postponed due to the pandemic.? 

“We rehearsed for maybe four or five weeks before we officially shut down,” said Corbin Rasmussen, the music director for this production.  

This rehearsal time allowed for many returning cast members to already be familiar with many aspects of the show they’re performing.  

The cast is made up of members of the community, middle-schoolers, high-schoolers and children. “The Sound of Music” was, primarily, selected for the vast age range of characters and this play has been in the works for several years. 

“When we were casting ‘Annie’ a couple of years ago, I leaned over to the director during auditions and said, ‘You know what show I could cast right now based on who we’ve had audition? Sound of Music,’” Rasmussen said. “And, so, we were like, ‘Alright, let’s plan on it. Let’s do it!’”? 

“The Sound of Music” opens Wednesday night and runs through Saturday night. There will be no matinee show on Saturday. Each show begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for general admission. To find more information and to purchase tickets, go to