Jenny Wiley theater debuts "The Sound of Music"

By: Rebekah Pewitt Email
By: Rebekah Pewitt Email

The hills were alive Friday night, as the Jenny Wiley Theater held its opening night of the classic play "The Sound of Music."

The classic song rang true as music filled the mountains at the Jenny Wiley theater.

“It's just really exciting to do it outdoors, and when the sun sets it just kind of adds that extra enchantment to the whole production,” said actor, Vince Wingerter.

And audiences say they felt that enchantment once the music began...

I just think the experience of being in the mountains and having the nature right there and then you get engrossed in the theater it's just very unique.

Actors and Actresses had two weeks to practice before opening night.

Actors say that making sure they were ready to take the stage didn't come without a few hiccups.

“Because there's “Liesl” and there's “Louisa” and I definitely said something like “Louisel” a couple of times; so let’s hope that doesn't happen tonight,” said actress, Katie Mitchell.

Yet, Mitchell says the role of Maria is a dream come true, and Drew Epperson, who plays one of the Von Trapp, children told me about the fun they have on stage.

“I get to like throw pillows around in that scene and take covers off bed, and just completely be against the whole Von Trapp military code kind of thing,” said Epperson.

The show runs until the end of August. For information about tickets you can visit

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