Audience to sing with classic film
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Love the movie “The Sound of Music”? Love the soundtrack and singing along to tunes including “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” “My Favorite Things” and “The Lonely Goatherd”?
The hills of Western Carolina University will come alive at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 17, in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center when WCU’s College of Fine and Performing Arts and the Galaxy of Stars Series present the “Sing-a-Long ‘Sound of Music.’” The show is a full-length screening of the classic Julie Andrews film “The Sound of Music” with all the musical numbers subtitled so that the audience can sing along. The show originally began in the United Kingdom more than a decade ago and has become a worldwide phenomenon, with more than 10,000 performances in nine countries.
“It’s a way to relax, have fun and escape the day-to-day,” said Bardo Arts Center director Paul Lormand, who recommends the family-friendly show as a Father’s Day gift.
The show will begin with a vocal warm-up led by the evening’s guest host, who also instructs the audience on props they’ve received to use at points throughout the film. Audience members are encouraged to dress up, with everyone in costume invited onstage before the movie for a competition. Costumes range from the expected (nuns, girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes) to the outlandish. According to organizers, individuals have arrived covered in fake turf and portraying the Alps, and a man dressed in a golden suit represented “Ray, a Drop of Golden Sun.”
Tickets for “Sing-a-Long ‘Sound of Music’” are $10 for adults and $5 for students, children and subscribers to the Galaxy of Stars Series. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact the Bardo Arts Center box office at 828-227-2479 or go online to bardoartscenter.wcu.edu.