JUDY QUEVEDO was busy coordinating the chaos Wednesday evening as student performers and stagehands put the finishing touches on the Chesapeake High School theater group and vocal music department's presentation of "The Sound of Music."
An experienced parent volunteer, Quevedo should be used to the excitement that precedes a production -- but not so.
"I am in the middle of an adrenalin rush that has been building as we get closer to curtain time," she said. "We can relax on Monday."
The Broadway musical, based on the experiences of the von Trapp family, was previewed for a matinee audience yesterday.
The cast will perform at 7 p.m. today , and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. tomorrow in the school auditorium.
Brandi Burkhardt plays Maria, the exuberant novice in a religious order who becomes governess to the seven children of the widowed Baron von Trapp, played by Rob Reichert.
Playing the younger von Trapp children are Nataly Bullock, Alysia Doyle, Mollie McKinney and Christopher Uhl. Chesapeake students playing the older children are Bryan Knapp, Rebecca Michaelis and Morgan Uebersax.
Amy Reddinger plays the Mother Abbess.
Vocal teacher Karen Rhodes coached the singers, school volunteer Rose Mulligan stepped forward to provide the choreography, and parent volunteer Walt Glinowiecki worked behind the scenes with the stage crew.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students for the evening performances and $4 for tomorrow's matinee. Tickets will be available at the door.
Here's the beef
Eat out tomorrow at the annual roast beef dinner at the Rotary Club of Lake Shore.
The dinner, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church hall, 4760 Mountain Road, will benefit the group's scholarship fund. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children younger than age 12.
Hop after the bunny
Take the children (age 10 and younger) to Lake Waterford Park between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. tomorrow for a hop along the bunny trail.
The Easter Bunny will leave clues along the trail to help visitors find hidden eggs filled with candy and prizes. An Easter basket will be set aside with surprises for children age 2 and younger who are not trail-hopping.
Admission is $2 for the trail walk or $1 for the basket area. The rain date is Sunday.
Fire company fund-raisers
The Ladies Auxiliary of Orchard Beach Volunteer Fire Company is sponsoring two fund-raising events next month:
A flea market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 5 at the fire hall on Solley Road. Tables are available for $15.
Information: Janet Aro, 410-255-6744.
A bus trip April 21 to the Sands Casino in Atlantic City. The bus will leave the fire hall at 9: 30 a.m. and return about 10 p.m. Tickets are $25, with a $16 coin return.
Reservations: Charles Ingram, 410-255-7464.
School visiting day
The human relations committee at Lake Shore Elementary School will hold its annual day for grandparents and special friends from 9 a.m. to 10: 30 a.m. Wednesday.
Counselor Carolyn Keenen said guests will assemble in the cafeteria for refreshments and entertainment, then visit classrooms.
"If students do not have grandparents living in the area, they are welcome to invite a special friend of the family to come that morning," Keenen said.
Afternoon kindergarten students will welcome visitors from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Pub Date: 3/21/97