Kidding Around … the Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music

In 2005, my sister and I travelled to Rome and Vatican City and I remember us talking about how many nuns we were seeing. It should hardly be surprising that there were nuns about, but the sheer number of nuns definitely got our attention! Since our return, I don’t think I have seen many, or in fact, any nuns! Although, it has been 10 years, so I am sure I have seen one or two… but I digress.

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Last Saturday, at Hamer Hall in Melbourne, they came in droves. Hundreds of nuns, and whilst they many not have been as authentic as those in Italy and Vatican City, they were still eye catching! Theatre attendees of all ages were dressed in costumes ranging from a Bishop to Baronesses, Nuns to lonely goatherds, Von Trapp children to brown paper packages tied up with string and anyone else you would expect as everyone excitedly entered Hamer Hall to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Sound of Music with A-Sing-A-Long-A.

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Chelsea Plumley was a witty host whose humour and impressive vocal range set the tone for the show. For all those that had dressed up, this was their moment to shine as one by one everyone made their way on stage. After having a chat to Chelsea, they were judged by the “clap-o-meter” and the lucky ones won some prizes.

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Chelsea encouraged us to follow the words and sing along and taught us how to use our goody bag prop packs that were filled with items to hold up or things to do during particular parts of the movie. She even taught us some dance moves for songs such as Do Re Mi.

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In our bags we had cards for “How do you solve a problem like Maria?”, edelweiss for “Edelweiss”, a piece of curtain for “My favourite things”, invitations to wave at the ball and a party popper to let off at exactly the moment the Captain and Maria’s lips met.

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Fortunately for Alegría, her Grannyma gave her her popper so she would have two to pop. Unfortuately for Alegría, she gave the second popper to me to hold. She had a little trouble popping hers, so as Grannyma was helping her, I got carried away in the moment and popped both mine and Alegría’s second one. Sorry baby girl!

There is no escaping the fact that the Sound of Music is a long film. 174 minutes. Just shy of 3 hours. Coupled with the hour of entertainment at the beginning of the show, it makes for a 4 hour experience. Alegría (who’s 5) made it, just. She loved the beginning, but got restless in the last hour (when they are trying to escape the Nazi’s – cue lots of questions!). Thank goodness we left Isaac at home, he would have been a nightmare!

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I really enjoyed it. I could sing loud and proud and there is no denying that this type of event is right up my alley! More than just a film screening – I laughed, I discovered new things about the film (even though I have seen it countless times) and enjoyed the experience with my fellow Austrians, I mean, Australians!

Now, if you’ll excuse me… I have to go make play clothes out of the curtains for the children.

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www.singalonga.net      www.facebook.com.singalonga.australasia   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enRKyAiL8RA  

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Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music Competition … Winner Announced!

Thank you to everyone who entered our Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music competition! 

As you know, 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the most successful movie musical of all time, The Sound of Music, and they plan to celebrate at Hamer Hall with Frauleins and Friedrichs, Louisas and Liesels, Baronesses and Brigittas!

So, who is going to be singing songs we have heard for fifty years?

Winner for Sound of Music

Congratulations! Please contact us, Ellie, to arrange delivery of your tickets. We hope you have a fantastic time!

If you would love to go, tickets are still available (although, there’s not many!):

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VENUE:                Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall

DATES:                  Saturday 27 June

START:                  1.00pm and 7.30pm –  runs 4 hours approx. (including 20 Minute Interval)            

BOOKINGS:         www.artscentremelbourne.com.au* P: 1300 182 183; www.ticketmaster.com.au  1300 136 166

PRICES:                 Adults $57 / Group (8 or over) $50 / Concession $46 / Family (2 Adults 2 Children) $160 / Child (under 15) $36 *transaction and booking fees may apply

www.singalonga.net      www.facebook.com.singalonga.australasia   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enRKyAiL8RA  

Competition Time! … Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music

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To celebrate Sing-A-Long-A for the 50th Anniversary of

The Sound of Music at Hamer Hall, Melbourne 

We have a double pass to give away for the 7:30pm show on Saturday 27 June 2015!

To enter simply tell in 25 words or less a few of your favourite things!

*If you can’t see the entry form, please go to our website as it cannot be displayed on some media.

Don’t forget that you can also nominate a friend or family member for our June “Random Acts of Kid-ness” where they can win a double pass for the show as well!

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Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music – A fun event that is a worldwide phenomenon!

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the most successful movie musical of all time, The Sound of Music and we plan to celebrate with Frauleins and Friedrichs, Louisas and Liesels, Baronesses and Brigittas.  it’s that time of year again, the time when Hamer Hall comes alive with everyone’s favourite sing-a-long, The Sound of Music… with the songs we have heard for fifty years!

See the classic movie on the big screen, re-mastered to its original cinematic glory. Admit it, you know the words – and if you don’t there are song-sub-titles so EVERYONE can sing a-long! Sing-A-Long –A Sound of Music is an audience participation event where host Chelsea Plumley leads a vocal warm-up, gives a guide to the use of the interactive fun pack and accompanying actions and (with a little help from the audience) judges the Costume Parade – a highlight of the night that separates the die-hards from the dabblers!

VENUE:                Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall

DATES:                  Saturday 27 June

START:                  1.00pm and 7.30pm –  runs 4 hours approx. (including 20 Minute Interval)            

BOOKINGS:         www.artscentremelbourne.com.au* P: 1300 182 183; www.ticketmaster.com.au  1300 136 166

PRICES:                 Adults $57 / Group (8 or over) $50 / Concession $46 / Family (2 Adults 2 Children) $160 / Child (under 15) $36 *transaction and booking fees may apply

www.singalonga.net      www.facebook.com.singalonga.australasia   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enRKyAiL8RA  

Terms and Conditions: Open to Australian residents only.  By entering this competition, you agree to sign up to the Kidding Around Australia mailing list, if you are not already signed up. You can unsubscribe at any time. 

By entering this competition, you are also agreeing to all other terms and conditions.

This is a game of skill not a game of chance. Entries not filling in all the required fields and answering the question will be deemed invalid. The winner will be chosen by originality and creative merit, by a non involved party. The Judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The winner will be drawn 17/06/15 5.00pm AEST and announced on this website shortly thereafter. The winner will also be contacted via email.

The prize is two (2) tickets to the Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music performance on Saturday 27 June 2015 at 7:30pm. Prizes are not transferable, changeable or redeemable for cash. Kidding Around Australia will not be held responsible for any loss, injury or damage that occurs by attending this performance.