Given the fact that the real story of the Von Trapps is very different from the story told in the film musical, I wonder why the movie has become one of the most beloved in American cinema.
It could be the acting, the voices, the beautiful scenery of Austria, the opulence of the Von Trapp mansion. It might also be the beatitude-like kindness and love that Marie brings into a household that is in need of tender, loving care. And it might be the rebellious nature of Marie, which is infectious and eventually allows Captain Von Trapp to fully embrace his children and then stand up to the tyranny of the Nazis.
Well, it is all of those things. But mostly it's because, when you watch The Sound of Music, you want to sing all the songs out loud. And on Friday, with Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer as your back up singers, you can! It has become a worldwide phenomenon, and Central Library is hosting a sing along screening of The Sound of Music that encourages audience participation.
Open Up Your Von Trapp and Sing With The Sound of Music
Friday, May 2, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Central Library, Level B2 Conference Center
Directed by Robert Wise. Starring Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer.
Do we care if you are pitch perfect? No. Will we fuss if you don’t know all the words? No. But we will have trouble naming all of our favorite things without your help, so join us for a unique opportunity to sing somewhere other than your shower. Central City Opera will be on hand to award some tickets to the summer production of The Sound of Music, too. Relive the classic film with music so memorable that, on one special night in Denver, we’ll all be cast members of this beloved classic. Lyrics will be available for everyone. Costumes encouraged! 174 minutes. Rated G.
Hope to see you there, I'll be dressed as Max. Here's a clip to get you in the mood: