Music City, USA will be alive with a new kind of music - "The Sound of Music" and Nashvillians will be singing along. The musical movie sensation, "The Sing-a-long Sound of Music" plays the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Polk Theatre Sept. 20-29.
A sell-out success at London's Prince Charles Cinema and in a tour throughout Britain, this special "Sound of Music" gives audiences the chance to do what they've always wanted to do during the sugary-sweet Julie Andrews flick: dress up as nuns, wave edelweiss and sing along to the Rodgers and Hammerstein tunes to the rhythm of the bouncing ball. Attendees are encouraged to dress the part for the "Sing-a-Long Sound of Music." Any costume, aside from those nasty Nazis, is welcome, and they have ranged from the usual (the Von Trapp children in their curtains) to the bizarre (goats — with and without Lonely Goatherds — to a young man in a gold lycra catsuit—give up? He's Ray, a Drop of Golden Sun)).
An interactive pack accompanies the movie (a plastic nun is among the goodies) with a vocal warm up, introduction to a comprehensive list of shouted comments and gestures (a la "Rocky Horror") and a costume contest.
Tickets are $10-$17.50. For reservations, call (615) 255-2787. The Tennessee Performing Art Center is located at 505 Deadrick Street. TPAC is on the web at http://www.tpac.org.
— By Christine Ehren