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By Karen Nikos-Rose on February 6, 2019

By Michael G. French, College of Letters and Science

The Ann E. Pitzer Center at UC Davis will be alive with Rodgers and Hammerstein songs when the Department of Music presents “Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music” on Friday, Feb. 8. The screening of the classic Academy Award-winning 1965 musical film features subtitles of the lyrics so the audience can sing along.

Audience members can come costumed as their favorite character: Maria the singing governess, the merry nuns or the sailor-suited von Trapp children.

“’The Sound of Music’ is a classic that means something new to every generation,” said Professor Carol A. Hess, instructor of a Broadway Musical course at UC Davis. “What could be better than joining our voices in song to celebrate this popular film, the themes of which reflect our culture in so many ways?”

The evening begins with a live pre-show that includes a vocal warm-up, a costume competition, and distribution of an interactive prop bag containing items corresponding with sequences throughout the film.

Launched in the United Kingdom in 1999, “Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music” has played to packed houses with over 10,000 performances in 11 countries.

The screening of the classic 1965 musical film features subtitles of the lyrics so viewers can sing along. Audience members have the opportunity to come costumed as their favorite character. Maria the singing governess, the merry nuns and/ or the sailor-suited von Trapp children. The event begins with a live pre-show that includes a vocal warm-up, a costume competition, and distribution of an interactive prop bag containing items corresponding with sequences throughout the film.

The event will afford the opportunity to contribute to the Music Lessons Fund, which helps provide private instruction for music majors at UC Davis.  

The College of Letters and Science Department of Music information for future performances is here.