A dramatic production at Larne Grammar School came under the critical eye of the cast from 30 years ago when the curtain rose recently.
“The Sound of Music” was on stage once again much to the delight of the past pupils who met for a reunion, and in some cases, to watch their children on stage.
These included Caroline Orr, nee McCallion, whose 15-year-old daughter Cerys was in the chorus.
In 1984, Caroline had the lead role of “Maria”. Other cast members included James Fair, as Captain Von Trapp; Lynn Brennan; Alan McAdoo; Barbara Johnston (Mark); Leigh McKay (Kelly); Michael Lynas; Clare Richmond (Minford); Sue-Ann Malcolmson. Elizabeth Reynolds played the part of the Mother Superior and Jeanette McDaid was the housekeeper.
Caroline said: “There was great camaraderie. We practised after school and all day on Saturday. It was a lot of hard work. There were a lot of scene chamges. It was a lot of work for the backstage crew.
“We had to be confident in what we were doing. It is still my favourite musical.
“When I was young, I just wanted to be on the stage. I had also been in ‘Oklahoma’, the previous year.
And the verdict on “The Sound of Music” 2014: “It was just amazing. It was absolutely wonderful.”