Friday, 24 February 2012
Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music Opens At State Theatre, Sydney, Australia
Sing-a-long fans will love this... Sing-A-Long A Sound of Music has returned to Sydney, Australia.
As you can guess, audience members are invited to sing a long with the performers (as well as encouraged to dress the part too).
This is the most popular movie musical ever! Take in its irresistible score and a wonderful cast of characters.
See the classic movie on the big screen, re-mastered to its original cinematic glory with song sub-titles so everyone can sing along to their hearts delight.
So what is it exactly? ...Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music is a screening of the classic Julie Andrews film musical in glorious, full-screen technicolor, complete with subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along!
The fun-filled show starts with a vocal warm-up led by the evening’s host, who also takes the audience through their complimentary ‘magic moments pack’, containing various props to be used at strategic points throughout the film.
Then of course there is the famous fancy-dress competition in which everyone who has come in costume is invited onto the stage to show off their fantastic tailoring skills.
So get those vocal chords warmed up, cut up those chintz curtains and hurry down for another dose of the international smash-hit sensation!
Sydney Dates: 24th, 25th, 26th Feb 2012
“Irresistible fun! A new favourite thing!” NEW YORK TIMES 2011
The most popular movie musical ever with its irresistible score and a cast of characters known to everyone returns to the State Theatre. See the classic movie on the big screen, re-mastered to its original cinematic glory with song sub-titles so everyone can sing along.
Get together with a few of your favourite friends, frock up (audiences have come as anything and everything from the film – limited only by your imagination) and come along to what is a fun, fantastic, interactive event and one of the best nights out you will ever have.
The celebrity host leads a vocal warm up, gives a guide to the use of the fun pack and accompanying actions and judges a costume parade – a highlight of the night.
Cheer for Maria! Hiss at the Baroness! Boo the Nazis! Sing rousing choruses of Climb Every Mountain!
About Sing-a-Long-a (based in the UK)
Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start…
Allegedly the first ever sing-a-long happened at an old people’s home in Inverness. The nurses wanted to involve the old people in an interactive group therapy and so screened Seven Brides For Seven Brothers and gave out song sheets so that everyone could sing-a-long. The idea was then developed for the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in London in 1999 before opening at the Prince Charles Cinema in August of that year. Initially, there was an eight-show run but the show sold out very quickly, picking up amazing TV coverage and amassing a stack of newspaper stories. The regular shows of Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music then began at the Prince Charles Cinema and the show has been running there ever since.
Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music has been on tour around the UK since January 2000 visiting almost every major venue in the country. In 2001 over 7,000 dressed up to an outdoors sing-a-long-a at the famous Kenwood House in London. The show has also taken the world by storm including Amsterdam, Dublin, New York, St Louis, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Toronto, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Oslo, Stockholm and many other major cities around the globe. A highlight has been a series of sell-out performances to 18,000 people each time at the famous Hollywood Bowl.
In 2001, Elton John and 40 of his friends dressed up as nuns to ‘sing-a-long with Julie,’ hiring the show for a private party to celebrate David Furnish’s birthday. After a celebratory lunch at the Ivy, the party of 40 donned habits and tuned their vocal chords to sing-a-long and celebrity faces spotted under their wimples included Elton and David, Lulu, Janet Street Porter, Neil Tennant of The Pet Shop Boys, Hugh Grant and Joan Collins.
Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music was followed by the first ever live show – Sing-a-long-a Abba which celebrated its 10th Anniversary with a tour in 2011. It enjoyed a highly successful run at The Whitehall Theatre in London’s West End in 2003 and has played in Toronto, New Zealand and St Petersburg, Russia, as well as a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival in 2002.
2011 saw the addition of Sing-a-long-a Grease, the film that audiences have been asking for since the very beginning. It has been running in London since May 2011 and will tour the UK from January 2012.
Other Sing-a-long-a shows include Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (launched by Donny Osmond in 2002), The Wizard of Oz, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Hairspray and, in 2004, the second live show, Sing-a-long-a Elvis. (Credit: Sing-a-Long-a)
"Preludium" – Nuns
"The Sound of Music" – Maria
"Maria" – Sister Berthe, Sister Sophia, Sister Margaretta, and the Mother Abbess
"My Favorite Things" – Maria and the Mother Abbess
"My Favorite Things" (reprise 1) – Maria
"Do-Re-Mi" – Maria and the children
"Sixteen Going on Seventeen" – Rolf and Liesl
"The Lonely Goatherd" – Maria and the children
"The Lonely Goatherd" (reprise) – Gretl
"How Can Love Survive" – Max and Elsa
"The Sound of Music" (reprise) – Maria, the Captain and the children
"So Long, Farewell" – The children
"Morning Hymn" – Nuns
"Climb Ev'ry Mountain" – Mother Abbess
"My Favorite Things" (reprise 2) – Maria and the children
"No Way to Stop It" – Elsa, Max and the Captain.
"An Ordinary Couple" – Maria and the Captain †
"Gaudeamus Domino" – Nuns
"Maria" (reprise) – Nuns
"Confitemini Domino" – Nuns
"Sixteen Going on Seventeen" (reprise) – Maria and Liesl
"Do-Re-Mi" (reprise) – Maria, the Captain, and the children ‡
"Edelweiss" – The Captain
"So Long, Farewell" (reprise) – Maria, the Captain, and the children
"Finale Ultimo" – Nuns
Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music