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December 3, 4 & 5

“The hills are alive…” as Salem Central School District's Drama Club proudly presents The Sound of Music beginning Friday,  December 3 through Sunday, December 5, as as the school’s annual musical. The iconic story, with music by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, features over 30 students onstage and backstage, marking the first school musical since 2019.

Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including "Climb Every Mountain, "My Favorite Things," "Do Re Mi," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen," and the title number.


The Sound of Music won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars. The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows an ebullient postulate who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire von Trapp family must make a moral decision.

The cast features Adair Hoge as Maria, Quinn Donaldson as Captain Von Trapp, and Mary Kate McPhee as Mother Abbess, with Magnolia Hoge (Sister Berthe), Kyla-Ann Tellstone (Sister Margaretta), Alyce Harrington (Sister Sophia), Declan Donaldson (Max), Hannah Gongola (Elsa), Luke Miner (Rolf), Ella Palulis (Liesl), Uta Nagai (Friedrich), Trudy Keith (Louisa), Anna Maxwell (Brigitta), Sawyer Armstrong (Kurt), Natalie Heneghan (Marta), Adolly Harsha (Gretl), Hunter Kenyon (Franz), Lexus Marquis (Schmidt), Kalob Carney (Zeller), Joseph Moffitt (Baron), Parker Mattison (A New Postulate), and Socrates Fronhofer II (Von Schreiber). The ensemble is comprised of Izabella Chavez, Wajed Ghareani, Elijah Glover, Ava Hodgkinson, Jackson Kirchner, Charlise Manney, Oksana O’Brien, Charlotte Rishell, Nicole Snow, Phoenyx Watkins, and Samuel Woffenden.

Mr. Zach Eastman directs, in collaboration with music director Mr. Darrell N. Holovach, Choreographer Miss Susi Thomas, costume designer Mrs. Cindy Rogers, producer Mr. Kyle West, and student stage manager Autumn Fleming. The orchestra is comprised of local musicians from Salem and the surrounding communities, with several Salem students working backstage on the crew.

Due to Covid-precautions, seating for the production will be limited and guests are required to wear masks regardless of their vaccination status. Ticket information is below. 

THE SOUND OF MUSIC is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of The Rodgers & Hammerstein 



$10 for adults/$5 for students and children


Three performances will be held in the Jr./Sr. High School Auditorium located at 41 East Broadway, Salem NY 12865.


Friday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 5 at 2:00 p.m.

Due to Covid precautions, all seating for The Sound of Music will be reserved in advance. Below is the link and information for you to select your seating. Please only reserve the specific number of seats your party will need, as we are offering approximately half of the seating the drama club typically hosts.

To order:

1. Click this link ( to reserve your preferred seats.

2. Prepare a cash or check payment (payable to Salem Central Drama Club) for the total cost of your tickets ($10/adult and $5/children and students.)

3. On the day of the show, check in at the Salem Central School Drama Club box office (outside of the auditorium) to pay for your seats up to 1-hour before the performance. Tickets not claimed 15-minutes before showtime may be redistributed.

Those without access to technology may call the Fort Salem Theater box office and leave a message with their name, number, and number of adult/child seats needed for a specific performance. (518) 854-9200.