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      The Sound of Music hits the stage this weekend

      The halls were alive with the sound of music.

      The west end players of Iron County are putting the finishing touches on their classic performance of the renowned Rogers and Hammerstein musical, ??The Sound of Music", which is slated to open this weekend. The cast says they're eager to finally bring all their hard work to the stage.

      ??I??m feeling excited, a lot of pressure,?? explained Paul Johnson, who plays Captain von Trapp in the musical. ??It??s interesting to see how everything just comes together at the last moment. There is a lot of energy and a lot of people, and a lot of things to coordinate, costume changes and changing scenes."

      They??ve been practicing for over four months to perfect the musical that has brought so many families joy. The story takes place during the beginning stages of World War II in Austria; and if you mix in seven children, a singing catholic governess, a stubborn captain, you??ll get The Sound of Music.

      When asked if the cast felt like they had become a family, they couldn't agree more.

      ??You develop a tremendous affection and respect for each other and the kids are wonderful; it's just a joy to work with all the children,?? explained Johnson.

      Tickets can be purchased at the door or at the Iron County Chamber of Commerce. Performances will be at the Windsor Center, 612 West Adams Street, Iron River.

      Showtimes:Friday, May 3rd- 6:00pmSaturday, May 4th- 6:00pmSunday, May 5th- 2:00pmMonday, May 6th- 6:00pmTickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children 10 and under.