Review: Treasure Island at Fulton Theatre

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Did you know that “X” doesn’t really mark the spot?  Contrary to popular belief, this method of finding hidden treasure is just lore and was not really followed by pirates. The idea – along with many other Pirate characteristics like the parrot on the shoulder and walking the plank – was created by author Robert Louis Stevenson for his book, “Treasure Island.”

The beloved novel has been the inspiration for many pirate tales, including The Fulton’s current production of “Treasure Island.”

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The show – created by the Fulton’s own Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark – follows young Jim Hawkins (a fantastic Michael Nigro) as he sails to find hidden treasure. On his voyage, he’s tricked by Long John Silver (Jeremiah Jones) and his crew who will fight to the death to find the treasure before Jim Hawkins.

The thrill-seeking, high seas adventure is kicking off The Fulton’s new season — and if this production is any indication of what’s in store from the theatre, audiences are in for some amazing performances throughout the season.

I was absolutely blown away by the production value of The Fulton’s “Hunchback of Notre Dame” this spring, and Treasure Island only exceeded the expectations I had for another show. It’s incredible! Everything is top-notch: the scenes and props are lifelike (you really feel like you are on the ship with the crew), and the music is beautiful and majestic. The entire cast is extremely talented and puts on a stellar show. Most notably is Michael Iannucci, who is hilarious as Squire John Trelawney. I could watch his performance all day. Audiences and critics have been raving about the show. So much so, that the show’s run has been extended to October 21.

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You don’t want to miss the adventure, buy your tickets here. The Fulton’s 2018/2019 Main Stage season also includes “42nd Street,” “Chicago,” “Once: The Musical,” “Sophisticated Ladies,” and “Mamma Mia.” It’s sure to be a great season — I can’t wait to check them all out.

I had some time to kill before heading into the Theatre, so I stopped at Max’s, one of Lancaster’s newest restaurants. It’s a modern take on a classic diner and is just all around awesome. I tried a boozy milkshake and I’m still dreaming about it. Definitely make a stop before or after the show for a drink!

Hope
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