This Week: Come sing along with 'The Sound of Music'

Published: Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 1B

Come sing along with 'The Sound of Music'

Are you ready to climb every mountain? Ford every stream? Or is there a certain white flower that makes your eyes tear up when you sing about it?

Come on. It's not like you don't know the words.

Few musicals are as embedded in the American psyche as "The Sound of Music." On Thursday, the Crocker Art Museum wants you to free your inner von Trapp voice. The museum is holding a sing-along showing of the beloved 1965 film version of the musical, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Come dressed as your favorite character and you'll be entered into a prize drawing. Tickets are $5 for members, $8 for nonmembers and $6 for college students or teens. Buy tickets online or call (916) 808-1182.

"The Sound of Music" opened on Broadway in 1959, the last musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The movie version, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, followed six years later and won five Academy Awards.

The musical is rather loosely based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp and tells how she and her musical family fled the Nazi regime in Austria. But they took a train rather than hoofing it over the Alps.

– Mary Lynne Vellinga

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