The Sound of Music is regarded as one of the greatest films in recent history, and if you agree with that sentiment, the Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music has your name written all over it. Pull down the curtains, wrap anything and everything you can find in brown paper, and practice your Do-Re-Mi’s for a major audience participation event that celebrates the iconic movie musical.
Hundreds of people dress-up and fill the State Theatre to see the film on the big screen with song sub-titles for a karaoke-set-to-film kind of experience. The evening is hosted by Marika Aubrey who will lead the audience through vocal exercises, props, a fashion parade, and how to sufficiently boo and hiss when the Nazis appear onscreen.
“There is so much positive energy and a real sense of community,” Aubrey says enthusiastically.
“We have everyone from three-year-olds to ninety-five-year-olds who grew up watching the film and are introducing their grandkids to it. We get large groups in matching costumes – like groups of naughty nuns – and then there’s 1,500 people singing along. Everyone is warmed by the atmosphere, and I’m looking forward to making 1,500 nutty friends,” says Aubrey. (AE)
Feb 21-23, State Theatre, Market St, Sydney, $35-155 (family pass), 1300 139 588, ticketmaster.com.au
BY ALEXANDRA ENGLISH