"The Bowl is alive with the sound of music!" The historic Hollywood Bowl will host the musical movie sensation, "The Sing-a-long Sound of Music" June 30 with a musical nun of its own, Kathy Najimy. Najimy, who recently played the devilish Mae West in Dirty Blonde, starred in "Sister Act" and is a natural choice to lead the one night only event.
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 Rogers 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 Najimy leading a vocal warm up, introducing a comprehensive list of shouted comments and gestures (a la "Rocky Horror") and judging the costume contest.
Tickets are $1-$50. For reservations, call (323) 850-2050. The Hollywood Bowl is on the web at http://www.hollywoodbowl.com.
— By Christine Ehren