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The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

Date: Oct 22 2001


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The Sound of Music is a classic musical. The film received ten Academy Award® nominations and won five of the awards. Originally released in 1965, the movie remains hugely popular today. The movie soundtrack has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.
A new way to enjoy the movie is the Sound of Music Sing Along. Tanis recently attended. Listen to her explain her experience to Migs.


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Miguel:  Alright so tell me about this sing along with Sound of Music thing?

Tanis:  Miguel it was so fun! I know it sounds kind of cheesy, but seriously it was just the greatest event. It was, um, hundreds…

Miguel:  Well, tell me about it. I, I need to be convinced.

Tanis:  Okay. Hundreds of people flocking to the theater to, um, watch the Sound of Music but interact with it. So every time a song came on the words were at the bottom of the screen and we’d all sing together and then…

Miguel:  Wait! Wait! Wait! Wait! So the whole audience is singing along to all the songs in the movie?

Tanis:  Yeah! Yeah! And, they’re yelling out things like every time, uh, Julie Andrews or one of the characters said something kinda silly, um, the whole audience would yell out. And then when certain characters came on the screen the whole audience would yell the same thing. They had kind of their cues.

Miguel:  So were you taking part in all of this craziness?

Tanis:  Oh yeah, yeah. Every time Maria comes on everyone cheers and every time Grettle, the youngest daughter, comes on everyones goes, “Awww.”

Miguel:  Well, I’ve actually never seen the movie so I can’t say that I wouldn’t like it but I’m not, uh, big on singing. Do you think it’s good for a person like me?

Tanis:  I would like to say yes, but I don’t think so.

Miguel:  Alright, I’ll skip it then.



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Tanis obviously enjoyed her experience, but I wasn’t convinced that I would like the Sound of Music Sing Along. I believe it’s a good movie, but I don’t think I want to go to a movie theater and sing. It’s not my style.
Have you seen the Sound of Music? Do you think it would be fun to sing along? Let us know! Come to the Music Mix message board.
Take it easy,


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