I thought my older daughter and I might enjoy this event, so got tickets. Thankfully the rain disappeared in the afternoon, and we were able to walk.
Just before entering the theater I noticed how beautiful the nearby Landmark Center was looking in the late afternoon sun.
|The Ordway as seats were filling up for Sound of Music|
At 6:30 the mistress of ceremonies appeared. She explained we had fabric in the goodie bags we could show Maria when she wanted to make new clothes for the children; we had a card that said flibberdegibit to hold up when that word appeared; we had white flowers to wave for Edelweiss, and most importantly we had a party popper to be used the first time that Maria and the Captain kiss.
We were also told to say "The hils, the hills" every time to saw the mountains, to make meow and hiss noises when the Baroness appeared, to make dog noises when we saw Rolf and do say Boo and show thumbs down for anything associated with the Nazis.
The film began and soon everyone was into their "parts." The words for each song were captioned on the screen.
Participants were encouraged to come in costume and after the intermission everyone in costume appeared on the stage.
because the prize was admission to the Children's Museum, and to a woman who simply nailed the red dress the Baroness wears when she first appears in the film.
Then we were onto the second half of the film, and when Maria and Captain kissed, indeed the Party Poppers when off. I quickly discovered I had confetti in my hair.
It was 10:30 when we began to leave the theater and oh, what fun we had! I was surprised to see lighted trees in the window, thinking this only happened in the winter. To my surprise, one tree by the theater still looks glorious at night.
Got this great view of the University of Minnesota Showboat.