Havertown Student Stars in Sound of Music

Students from all over Delaware County and nearby Chester County star in The Sound of Music this weekend.



The hills around Malin Road along the border of Radnor and Newtown Square will be alive with The Sound of Music Friday night and Saturday afternoon as Delaware County Christian School presents the musical in the school's DeMoss performing arts and worship center.

Robert DiBartolomeo of Havertown plays Rolf, the messenger turned reluctant Nazi in 1938 Austria. He and Hannah Schaafsma of Newtown Square are featured in the classic "You are 16 going on 17" in the show's first act.

Unlike some of the bigger public high school musicals, this production is a real community effort, with students from all three divisions (elementary, middle and high schools) of the school performing.

The sets were built during the school's unique two week winter session that allows students to focus on subjects of interest outside the normal academic classes.

  • The Sound of Music runs Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 4 p.m.
  • Tickets are reserved seating for each performance. 
  • Ticket prices range from $8 to $12 for adults and $5 to $10 for students

A promo on the school's website says of this production:

Buy your tickets now for the March, 2013 performances of The Sound of Music proudly presented by the Delaware County Christian School High School Drama Department.

This well-known and beloved musical recounts the true story of the Von Trapp family and their young governess, Maria, who brings music, healing and love to a family fractured by the loss of their mother. Their story unfolds just as their homeland of Austria is dealing with occupation and annexation into Nazi Germany in 1938.

Bring your entire family and friends along as a cast of over sixty talented DC students brings the Von Trapp’s story to life on the DeMoss Center stage on March 1, 2, 8 and 9.

Bob Byrne March 08, 2013 at 05:17 PM
I am a big fan of musical theater and especially school performing arts programs. Last weekend I had the absolute pleasure of seeing the Haverford High School Choral Cabaret and then this production of the Sound of Music. One thing is clear, there is enormous talent right here in Havertown and in greater Delaware County. The music in both shows was and is simply put amazing. Even if you don't have a student at Delaware County Christian School you owe it to yourself to see this production, which runs Friday Night at 7:30 and Saturday afternoon at 4pm on the school's middle and high school campus a few minutes away on Malin Road (just off W. Chester Pike on the border of Radnor and Newtown Square). The vocal and orchestral performances in the production are stunning. Climb Every Mountain left my jaw on the floor as a high school student gave one of the most powerful vocal performances I have ever heard on a school stage. Congratulations to the music students of both schools and break a leg this weekend, DC kids!
Joanna Everett March 09, 2013 at 12:48 PM
I am not sure Robert was Rolf--from the pictures it looks like he was one of the VonTrappe children.


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