Benjamin Logan High & Middle Schools Present The Sound of Music


In the enchanting melody of Maria resonating through the hills to the poignant journey of a family’s courageous escape, The Sound of Music has entrenched itself as a timeless classic, cherished in both stage and film since the 1960s. This weekend, a fresh generation breathes vitality into this cherished tale as Benjamin Logan High School, in collaboration with the middle school, proudly presents the iconic musical.

Prepare to be mesmerized as the stage bursts into life on Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2, at 7 p.m., with an additional matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are conveniently available for purchase online through the box office link at, extending a warm invitation to theater enthusiasts to secure their seats for an unforgettable experience.

The narrative, loosely inspired by the true story of Maria Rainer and the von Trapp family, graced the stage in 1959 through the collaboration of Rodgers and Hammerstein. It weaves the tale of a spirited and impetuous nun-in-training entrusted with the responsibility of governing the seven children of the stern yet endearing Captain Georg von Trapp.

The BLHS production showcases the talents of around 50 students from both the high school and middle school, accompanied by a 22-member orchestra comprising students, alumni, and devoted community members. Beyond the iconic title track, the audience is treated to a repertoire of cherished numbers like “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “My Favorite Things,” and “Do-Re-Mi.”

Senior Hannah Phillips takes the spotlight, embodying the character of Maria, while her counterpart, senior Mason Welty, commands the role of the authoritative yet ultimately warm-hearted Captain. The von Trapp children come to life through the performances of Savannah Pugh, DeLaney Ratleff, Paxton Henry, Kate Hahn, Levi Franjesevic, Nora Nicholson, and Kennedy Appelfeller.

The ensemble cast features standout performances from juniors Tyler Barnes and Rylie Thomas, along with sophomores Holden Zehner and Greyson Wagoner, portraying Max Detweiller, Mother Abbess, Rolf, and Elsa, respectively. Backstage, the production is seamlessly orchestrated by the junior stage manager Laykin Thomas under the direction of Michael Dove and Maggie Bowlby, with Dove also contributing his artistic touch to the set. Myles Bowers takes the baton as the orchestra conductor, ensuring a harmonious fusion of music and drama.

Before the curtain rises, indulge in the offerings of the Benjamin Logan Music Boosters, who will open the concession stand before the show and during intermission. Treat yourself to popcorn, candy, and drinks, elevating your overall theatrical experience. Join us for a weekend brimming with music, emotion, and the timeless charm of The Sound of Music.

Alli Harlan caught up with the cast, listen in to their interview below: