Jill-Christine Wiley grew up a fan of “The Sound of Music.”
So, it was a no-brainer that when she was cast as Maria Rainer in the national tour, she jumped at the chance.
Wiley has been performing the role for nearly two years – and more than 300 shows.
“Maria, she’s a busy character,” Wiley says in a recent interview from Colorado Springs. “Maria’s very human, and I think the audience can relate to her in one way or another. There’s something very endearing about her. She leads with her heart and has the best of intentions. She does make mistakes, which makes her human.”