The Castro Theatre is bringing back its beloved ‘Sing-A-Long-A’ film series, kicking off with The Sound of Music on May 15. The show starts with a vocal warmup in preparation for the famous movie’s timeless songs, which will be accompanied by lyric subtitles.
Guests are encouraged to come dressed for a costume competition at the top of the show. Be prepared to see plenty of creative movie references, from nuns to fancy dress to the more abstract “my favorite things.” Illustrious Sing-A-Long-A hosts Laurie Bushman and Sara Toby Moore will judge the competition and teach the audience how to use their free interactive prop bags, which contain sprigs of edelweiss, party poppers, and more.
The audience then takes center stage as a raucous, enthusiastic choir of sorts, all the way from “I Have Confidence” to “Do-Re-Mi” to “Climb Ev’ry Mountain.” And you never know what may happen during the screening, so be prepared for surprises.
The all-ages event costs $25 per person, with a running time of 3 hours and 50 minutes (including a 20 minute intermission). Doors open at 11am and the show starts at 12pm on Sunday, May 15.
The Castro Theatre has yet to announce additional sing-along screenings, but the official Sing-A-Long-A website lists The Greatest Showman, Bohemian Rhapsody, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Grease, and Dirty Dancing as their current shows. So stay tuned, as we may just see more sing-along screenings popping up on the calendar.
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