Review: The Sound of Music at Fulton Theatre

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The hills (of Lancaster) are alive with the sound of music, thanks to The Fulton’s latest production. The Sound of Music runs through March 27. There are only two weeks left, so grab your tickets, now!

As seen with this season’s run of Cinderella, The Fulton absolutely shines when it tackles the classics. The Sound of Music is another must-see.

It’s a beautifully produced show brought to life by a wonderful and extremely talented cast. Hanley Smith is absolutely perfect as Maria, touching on the eagerness, naivety, and charm that Julie Andrews brought to the original 1965 film. And while Smith is the show’s lead, the actors cast as the Von Trapp’s seven children hold their own, too. In fact, nothing beats their performance of “So Long, Farewell.”

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention Daniella Dalli (Mother Abbess), who is an incredible singer. I first saw Dalli in The Fulton’s celebration show last July, and she was fantastic as the Evil Stepmother in Cinderella. It’s always a treat to see her name among the cast — and hear her sing!

At its core, The Sound of Music is a story of music bringing people together, a sentiment that is much needed after the past two years. You can definitely feel the magic of the music in the theater during the show.

The Sound of Music opens the second half of The Fulton’s 2021-2022 season. Next up is Smokey Joe’s Cafe (April 5 – May 1), followed by Man of La Mancha (May 17 – June 12). The season ends with Jersey Boys (June 28 – Aug. 7). Check out theatre subscription options here.

The Fulton is also hosting Sweat as part of its studio series, performances running March 29 – April 16, and Sherlock Holmes & The Mystery of the Crown Jewel as part of its family series through March 26.

Buy tickets for your visit to The Fulton here.

And as the weather turns more spring-like, I suggest taking advantage of Lancaster’s rooftop bars for a pre or post-show drink.

I love the views from The Exchange and Tellus360. If you want to really score with date night, check out the arcade at Decades before heading to the show.

Sara Bozich
Author: Sara Bozich

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