LANCASTER, Pa. — It is the icon of them all - a love story between new people, a family and an entire nation - that garnered five Oscars and five Tony Awards.
The Sound of Music graces the stage of the Fulton Theatre in Lancaster beginning this weekend. And while the Fulton has been open for a handful of shows since the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, they know that this particular musical may bring back the last of those who have yet to visit once more.
"What a special show to come back to live theatre and remember the joy of music," Will Ray, who plays Captain von Trapp, said. "I think this show is exactly what the audience needs after a tough two years."
You'll hear ever song you hope for in this classic, but the actors stress they are still making these characters their own.
"None of us are doing an imitation of anyone," Blake Hammond, portraying Max Detweiler said. "That's part of what's making it blossom."
"We've hit a really great middle ground," Ray said. "It's a comfort and a relief to know the audience will be familiar and yet in store for some fresh performances."
But of course, the actors and producers of the show implored, the show would not be complete without a roundhouse of talent as the von Trapp children.
"The kiddos in this show are incredible. Being on their A-game, knowing where to be, knowing their lines," Ray said. "They do it with such grace."
You can visit the hills of Austria in Lancaster County now through March 20th.
Across the rest of Central Pennsylvania, you can explore more of the world.
Theatre Harrisburg closes its run of The Secret Garden at the Whitaker Center this weekend.
Visit Greece in the hit ABBA classic Mamma Mia! as it finishes its run at the Belmont Theatre in York.
And for a one night only event for the kids, visit Blippi: the Musical at Hershey Theatre on March 3rd.