Sing-along with ‘Sound’ at Colonial

Mar 20, 2013
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Belfast — The downtown Colonial Theatre will screen another sing-along movie musical Monday, April 1. Rodgers & Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music” runs nearly three hours, so the screening will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Colonial, 163 High St.

The 1965 film stars Julie Andrews as the charming governess/ex-novice nun who marries into the singing family of Captain von Trapp, played by Christopher Plummer. The family's escape from Austria just as Nazis were taking over is a true story. “The Sound of Music” features many a sing-able tune including "The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Music," "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria," "Climb Every Mountain" and "Eidelweiss."

The song lyrics appear at bottom of the screen, and local singers will be on hand to lead and encourage the audience to sing along. Absolutely no singing prowess is required of attendees, as group participation is the rule of the hour. Doors will open 5:45 p.m. and there will be a costume contest at 6 p.m.; extra points will be given to those who can yodel. Suggested donation at the door is $1 to $10 and will benefit the Colonial's Digital Conversion Fund. No reservations are taken for this special screening. For more information, call the theater office at 338-5087.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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