‘Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music’ comes to Breckenridge for the holidays
If you go
What: “Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music”
When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27
Where: Riverwalk Center, 150 W. Adams Ave., Breckenridge
Cost: Advance tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for youth, or $23 for adults and $17 for youth at the door
More information: Crisp apple strudel will be available at intermission. Visit www.backstagetheatre.org, or call (970) 453-0199 for tickets or to learn more
BRECKENRIDGE — The worldwide hit “Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music” is coming to the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center for one night only, Saturday evening. The show, which started in the United Kingdom in 1999, has played to packed houses all over the globe, with more than 10,000 performances in 11 countries, and filled the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles nine times.
For those not yet converted, “Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music” is a screening of the classic Julie Andrews film in glorious, full-screen Technicolor, complete with subtitles so the 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 the complimentary “magic moments fun pack,” containing various props to be used at strategic points during the film.
“What I love about this event is its interactive nature,” said Laurie Rambaud, Breckenridge Backstage Theatre’s film facilitator. “If you watch ‘The Sound of Music’ at home, you won’t be singing along with 700 people while waving a piece of chintz curtain and booing at the occasional Nazi.”
ABOUT THE SHOW
After a festival debut in May 1999, “Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music” began running at the Prince Charles Cinema in London’s West End on Aug. 13, 1999, and has been there ever since. The “Sing-a-Long” phenomenon is now a worldwide success, having played in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, Sydney, Melbourne, Dublin and Oslo, Amsterdam and Stockholm.
Celebrity fans of “Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music” include Dan Ackroyd, Charmian Carr, Carrie Fisher, Elton John (who had a special private screening for his birthday), Debbie Reynolds, Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys, Hugh Grant, Joan Collins and Graham Norton.
So get those vocal chords warmed up, cut up those chintz curtains and hurry down for another dose of the international smash-hit sensation. Book early because this show sells out.
The Backstage Theatre will close in May for a six- to nine-month remodel and renovation by the town of Breckenridge. The theater will carry on its programs (kids play and live theater) as nomads hopping from venue to venue and needs extra support during that period. Singing “The hills are alive with the sound of music” with the rest of the audience really will help, as will going to the next three pre-remodel productions, starting with “Curves Ahead” from Friday, Jan. 9, through Sunday, Jan. 25.
“Curves Ahead” is a tapestry of local women’s stories gathered from neighbors and friends in Summit County and spun to create a funny and captivating story of our life and times in the High Country. Get ready for outrageous tales of parenting, dating, drinking, ski-bum romance and what it takes to survive at altitude. The January production will be followed by “The Roadhouse” in February and “Hound of the Baskervilles” in March.
For more information and a complete of events at the theater, visit http://www.backstagetheatre.org.