Jill-Christine Wiley has been looking forward to stepping on the Chicago point with “The Sound of Music.”
“I’m excited to be performing at the Cadillac Palace Theatre and excited to take a look at the city,” Wiley explained. The actress/singer stars in the touring production of the musical that is popular as Maria. “The Sound of Music” runs April 10 to 15 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre.
Wiley reported this is the very first time she’ll be visiting with Chicago. “It’s been a bucket list city for me to journey to,” she explained.
The touring production of this musical started and will continue through mid-June. Wiley reported this is her next tour as an expert actor.
The actress said she loves the touring lifestyle. “I enjoy getting to travel from city to city,” she explained.
For Wiley, “The Sound of Music” is a beloved show. “It’s so timeless and so classic. You can not fail with Rodgers and Hammerstein,” she explained. “And audiences leave the theater humming the tunes.”
Wiley reported this production provides a new “new take” on the show. “There are some additional numbers and a few songs (look) in a different order,” Wiley explained, about some of those modifications.
“The Sound of Music” tells the story of Maria von Trapp and the von Trapp family singers. “The narrative is still really very relevant to today’s globe,” Wiley explained, including that it has multifaceted factors, such as cultural, political and family themes. The simple fact that it’s based on a true person is fascinating too.
Wiley said she had been first subjected to “The Sound of Music” when her mom took her to a high school production of this if she was a child. She later played jobs in college while as Marta and Liesl.
The actress said “The Sound of Music” film was always a favorite in her house.
“it is a crowd-pleaser within our loved ones. It’s just one of the movies we would always go back to,” Wiley said, adding she was constantly fascinated by it.
The actress/singer said she’s honored to deliver the story of Maria von Trapp to life stage and to “make the function own.”
When asked what her favourite song in the show is, Wiley said it’s “always shifting.”
“I like singing ‘My Favorite Things,’ she explained. Among popular songs in the show are “Climb Every Mountain,” Edelweiss,” “Sixteen Going On Seventeen,” “Do-Re-Mi” plus much more.
Wiley said the show “reaches numerous different individuals.”
FYI: “The Sound of Music” runs April 10 to 15 at Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago. Tickets are $18 to $85. Call 800-775-2000 or see .