The Sound of Music Sing-a-Long at the Bowl
These are a few of my favorite things: raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens, and the Sound of Music Sing-a-Long at the Hollywood Bowl. Where else do you get to work your inner Julie Andrews under the stars?
One of The Bowl's most popular annual events, the screening (usually - it hasn't been confirmed yet for this year) features a preshow costume parade starting at 6:30pm, in which families dressed as everything from edelweiss to the lonely goatherd get to strut their stuff across the world famous stage. The screening itself has a lot in common with Rocky Horror, with goody bags handed out at the door to encourage audience participation - including party poppers for the moment when Maria and Captain Von Trapp finally kiss in the gazebo.
The Sound of Music Sing-a-Long can be a great first trip to the Hollywood Bowl; it's a family-friendly event at which no one is expected to sit quietly. It is a long evening, between the pre-show and a long film with intermission, but the pay-off of seeing the Salzburg Festival scene - with its enormous audience singing along in a hillside amphitheater, from an enormous audience singing along in a hillside amphitheater - is really worth the wait. And the fun of cheering on Maria and booing the baroness with so much company is priceless.
Single tickets are onsale June 1.
2021 Safety Procedures
The Hollywood Bowl is designating the majority of all concert seats to fully vaccinated patrons These sections are not socially distanced. Proof of vaccination and photo ID are required upon entry.
Two seating sections are available to guests who are not fully vaccinated. These seats are socially distanced and separated from vaccination-required sections. Guests are required to show a negative COVID-19 test result and a photo ID upon entry.
Children age two or more who are not eligible to be vaccinated may sit with their parent, guardian, or sponsor in either type of seating if they have tested negative. Children younger than two do not need to be tested and may also sit with their parent, guardian, or sponsor.
For all guests two or older, masks are required except when dining in one's seat or a designated area. Guests should keep 6 feet between themselves and others while entering and exiting the venue or moving through common areas.
Details on safety procedures, as well as options for getting to the Bowl, can be found on the site.