Shrine Catholic Performing Arts Department Presents “The Sound of Music”

Contact: Meg Armstrong                                                                                               248.549.2925

Shrine Catholic High School Presents The Sound of Music

(ROYAL OAK, MI) March 23, 2017:  Shrine Catholic High School’s Performing Arts Department proudly announces Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music.

A beloved classic, The Sound of Music includes many memorable songs such as “Climb Every Mountain”, “My Favorite Things”, “Sixteen Going on Seventeen”, “So Long, Farewell”, and the ever-popular “Do-Re-Mi”.

Set in Austria in the time of World War II, The Sound of Music tells the story of Maria Rainer, (Angela Bonello ’18) a postulant, that proves too high-spirited for the religious life and is dispatched by Mother Abbbess (Crystal Al-Mahdi 18’) to serve as governess for the seven children of widowed naval Captain Georg von Trapp (Vittorio Samayoa ’18).  The two eventually marry and the entire family narrowly escapes the Nazi regime.

“This production is the result of countless hours from dedicated students, parents, teachers, administrators, and alumni,” said Director Nancy Sawyer who is celebrating her 16th production this year. “We have cast members from ages 5 to 17 in the production. This show was a great way to integrate our Grade school, Academy and High School. The students really enjoy working together,” she adds.

Show dates for The Sound of Music are Friday, April 7 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 pm; and Sunday, April 9 at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $15.00 in advance by calling 248-549-2925. Some tickets may be available at the door, but advance tickets are recommended. Shrine Catholic High School Sanders Performing Arts Auditorium is located at 3500 W. 13 Mile Road in Royal Oak, MI.

About Shrine Catholic Schools and National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica

Shrine Catholic Schools are parish schools of the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica in Royal Oak, Michigan. Founded in 1934, the schools provide a co-educational Christ-centered learning environment for Pre-school through 12th grade, with a focus on excellence in college preparatory education as well as extracurricular activities and many after-school programs and clubs. The National Shrine of the Little Flower, named a minor Basilica in 2015 by Pope Francis, was founded in 1926 and serves a parish of approximately 4,200 families in and throughout the Metro-Detroit area. For more information visit

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