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Raise your voice with ‘Sing–Long-a-Sound of Music’ at BGSU

BOWLING GREEN, O.—The “hills are alive” at Bowling Green State University with “Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music.” The family-friendly audience-participation show begins at 7 p.m. on June 21 in the Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre in the Wolfe Center for the Arts.

Part of the College of Musical Arts’ Summer Concert Series, “Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music” has been performed over 10,000 times in 11 countries since it debuted at the Prince Charles Cinema in the U.K. in 1999, and has filled the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles seven times.

In 2001, Elton John and 40 of his friends dressed up as nuns to “sing along with Julie,” hiring the show for a private birthday party. Other fans include Hugh Grant, Joan Collins and Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys.

Audience members lend their voices to the experience, singing from memory (or by subtitle, if new to the “Sound of Music” scene), using the props provided to ticketholders.

In preparation for the screening of the classic Julie Andrews movie in full-screen Technicolor, the night will begin with a 30-minute pre-film show during which the host will lead the audience through a vocal warm-up and prepare them for special moments throughout the film and the fancy dress parade and competition. The audience will choose the winners of prizes awarded in three categories: nuns and children, individuals and groups.

ABC World News Tonight said, “If you’ve always wanted to be a part of a musical, this is your chance!”

Tickets can be purchased by visiting BGSU.edu/Arts or by calling the Arts Box Office at 419-372-8171.

Guests with disabilities in need of special services, assistance, or accommodations to fully participate in this program should contact BGSU at 419-372-2616 or access@bgsu.edu at least five days before the event.