Bedtime has become a challenge in our house. Within five minutes of putting my 2-year-old daughter to bed, I hear a thump and little footsteps upstairs. She recently learned how to climb out of her crib and has somehow picked up a few negotiating skills as well. I repeatedly say, “Grace. Do NOT get out of this crib.” And she repeatedly replies, “OK, Mommy. Will you sing me a song?” But she doesn’t mean ONE song. She asks for another, and another and another. So all those times I watched The Sound of Music are finally paying off. I may not be a master of song lyrics, but if I’m wrestling with a nocturnal toddler, I can sing the whole Sound of Music soundtrack if I have to. And I’m quite sure it won’t be long before she’s begging me to stop. How serendipitous that I’ve tuned up my “Do-re-mi” just in time for next weekend’s “Sing-a-long Sound of Music” at Barrington High School celebrating the film’s 40th anniversary!
All are welcome to join the “Sing-a-Long Sound of Music” in the BHS Auditorium next Saturday, February 12th, at 7PM or next Sunday, February 13th, at 2PM. The ticket price is $10 and includes a screening of the classic movie in full-screen Technicolor with subtitles so the audience can sing along. Is there anyone else out there who gets weepy when you hear this song?
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 various points throughout the film. You’ll find the high school at 616 W. Main Street in Barrington. You can purchase tickets online by clicking HERE or calling the ticket office at 847-842-3214. The show is organized by and will support programs offered by Barrington Fine Arts. If you come dressed in costume, you’ll receive a free popcorn. Now THAT’S something to sing about!