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So Long, Farewell to GAC’s Wildly Successful Sound of Music Production
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So Long, Farewell to GAC’s Wildly Successful Sound of Music Production

GAC drama students presented The Sound of Music to a sold-out crowd last weekend! People of all ages came out in droves to see the beloved Rogers and Hammerstein musical that we all grew up singing. As the awards pile up and the word spreads about the prowess of GAC’s drama program, the shows have become more and more popular. 

Drama Director Kristy Winkes said, “The Sound of Music embraces romance, comedy, family solidarity, and the human desire for freedom. So do a lot of other stories. What makes The Sound of Music special is the beautiful, iconic music that almost everyone in the audience remembers—whether they watched the movie 50 times as a child or have heard it on the radio---it is some of the most memorable music ever written.”

A team of 72 students and 25 volunteers came together to make this production happen. The love story, set in Austria at the dawn of WWII, delighted all 3 audiences that enjoyed the musical last weekend. Students filled a wide range of roles in a large cast, from the young von Trapp children all the way up to the nuns in the Abbey. The GAC students involved in the musical ranged from elementary school students all the way up to high school students. Some were brand-new to theater productions, and some had been in over 10 musicals on campus. They all worked hard and lifted each other up to create an outstanding theater experience.

Mark your calendars for our upcoming 2019 performances, including William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the ever-popular Les Misérables! All productions will be in the Sara D. Williams Fine Arts Center, Clifton Jones Theatre.


A Raisin in the Sun

January 31, 7 p.m.

February 1, 7 p.m.

February 2, 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

February 3, 1:30 p.m.


Les Misérables

March 7-8, 7 p.m.

March 9, 1:30 p.m., 7 p.m.

March 10, 1:30 p.m.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream

May 2, 7 p.m.

May 4, 1:30 p.m., 7 p.m.

May 5, 1:30 p.m.

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