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'The Sound of Music' production a hit in St. John

Theater brought in its largest crowd Sunday

ST. JOHN - Golden House Theater's last production of 'The Sound of Music' was on Sunday, July 30, filling the St. John cafeteria with 180 to 200 people.

"The other nights varied pretty surprisingly and drastically," Co-Director Dominic Treis said, adding that Friday was the second biggest crowd, and Saturday had a small but good group. Treis mentioned they had to put out more chairs for people on Sunday.

Treis stated that to get the rights to put on the show, they had to pay the royalties, fees per performance, and the music for the backing track totaling about $2,500.

"Everybody knows that musical," Treis said of 'The Sound of Music,' stating that they realized they had to live up to people's expectations.

"I'm overjoyed with how well my cast did," Treis said, mentioning his little sister Elizabeth Treis, who played Gretl Von Trapp and was the youngest cast member at 6.

"She got all her cues, memorized her lines, and I was super proud of her for doing such a good job," he said.

The Golden House Theater puts on one play per year. The four families that put the plays together have become close friends, Treis explained, adding that they always have fun in their free time laughing together and enjoying putting on the productions.

"I just want to thank everybody who came and supported it," Treis said, adding that they'll do their best to return next year with another play for the community to enjoy.


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