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 features a pre-show and costume contest starting at 6pm. 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.
Melissa Peterman hosts. Individual tickets for this concert are not yet available.