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Maria (Jane Burditt) has arrived at the Von Trapp home and is connecting with some of the children. RiverTown Multimedia photo by Jane Lightbourn

Cottage Grove-area actors part of Black Dirt Theater's "Sound of Music"

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She has been performing in theater for years -- it is her major at college. He is a Hastings High School teacher and is new to this acting role.


Together, Jane Burkitt and Bill Ruder are the leads -- Mari and Captain Von Trapp -- in the Black Dirt Theater production of "The Sound of Music" scheduled for performances beginning Friday, July 27. The cast is comprised of more than 100 people from south Washington County and the greater metro area.

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