What's a super fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon? Singing along with Julie Andrews at the top of your lungs with a group of friends and a sold-out theatre full of grown-ups and children who are all doing the same.
|We were in the 5th Avenue theatre, an ornate old building downtown|
where the touring Broadway plays come -- much more comfortable
than the side of the mountain at Sundance, where I did the last Sound of
Music sing along!
|As we walked in, they handed us little bags with everything we'd need|
for the sing-along.
|Flash cards for the song "What do you do with a problem like Maria"|
|A fabric swatch. After the Captain turns down Julie's request for fabric,|
she's at a loss for what to do -- that is, until the helpful audience waives their
fabric swatches at her and tells her to just turn around and look at the drapes!
|We were all invited to the fact party that the Captain and the Baroness (hiss)|
threw to show off the singing children!
|Party poppers to be popped at the precise moment of Julie and |
the Captain's first kiss (though many smart alecks improvised popping
at other times, which was often hilarious)
|And of course, a sprig of edelweiss, to be waived in the air like a lighter|
at a rock concert when the Captain sings "Edelweiss"
Finally the lights dimmed and the movie started rolling. It was a contest to see who could first spot Julie Andrews on the mountain top, and then of course we had to reminder her (loudly) that if the hills truly are alive with the sound of music, then you can't just sing about it, you have to sing AND TWIRL!
How fun was that?! It made me smile just reading this! Where were all the props and fun stuff when I was a kid watching the movie 7, 8, 9... times? And you're right, the "I am Sixteen..." song is SO cheesy!
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