September 20, 2008

The Sound of Music Sing-A-Long

Our Bible Study group went to the Sound of Music Sing-A-Long at the Hollywood Bowl.
A lot of people wear costumes to this event and our group costume was a bandage like Gretl had a the end of the movie (Fredrich bit her finger).
Here we are with a priest and a nun. We sat in the cheap seats way at the back and our tickets were only $9.
The bowl is right in the middle of the Hollywood Hills. Some more costumed movie goers.
The pre-show is fun because Liesil was there (woman on the left in the first picture) and the costumes are always fun! First pic is "16 going on 17" and second one is the "do re mi" notes and they won 1st prize - a cruise to Mexico!
There were a lot of nuns in the audience (women and men nuns). Each attendee received a bag of Sound of Music props and the popper was popped when the Captain and Maria finally kiss near the end of the movie.
At 7:30 it was finally dark and the movie began. The sing-a-long is a VERY interactive event and at the beginning of the movie everyone is looking for Maria - when we begin to see her on the mountain everyone claps and cheers and says, "There she is - Maria!" Fun!
During the beginning of the movie and during the intermission we all enjoyed our potluck and showed off our "costumes."
One group shot during the intermission.

Time to get married! The first time we attended the sing-a-long about 5 years ago our 3 older kids were surprised to see the wedding (they always fast forwarded through the wedding scenes because they were too slow so they never knew that the married!)

My favorite part of the movie is when the Captain sings Edelweiss and and everyone waves their cell phones in the air during the song - 5 years ago we didn't do this. Take a look at my short video clip.

Awe...too soon the end came and it was time to join the sea of people and head for the exit.

So nice to just jump on the Park & Ride and not have to deal with stacked parking! = - ) It was another great evening under the stars and The Sound of Music is definitely my favorite movie!