Sheboygan, WI – The Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts is proud to host Sound of Music Sing Along on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical drama film starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.
Based on the memoir The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp, the film is about a young Austrian woman studying to become a nun in Salzburg in 1938 who is sent to the villa of a retired naval officer and widower to be governess to his seven children.
After bringing love and music into the lives of the family through kindness and patience, she marries the officer and together, with the children, they find a way to survive the loss of their homeland through courage and faith.
The Sound of Music was filmed from March 26, through September 1, 1964, with external scenes shot on location in Salzburg, Austria and the surrounding region. Interior scenes were filmed at the 20th Century Fox studios in California.
The film was released on March 2, 1965 in the United States, initially as a limited roadshow theatrical release. The film became the number one box office movie after four weeks and the highest-grossing film of 1965.
By November 1966, The Sound of Music became the highest-grossing film of all-time—surpassing Gone with the Wind—and held that distinction for five years.
The Sound of Music received five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. The film also received two Golden Globe Awards, for Best Motion Picture and Best Actress, the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement and the Writers Guild of America for Best Written American Musical.
In 1998, the American Film Institute listed The Sound of Music as the 55th greatest American movie of all time, and the fourth greatest movie musical. In 2001, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry, finding it "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
Sing-a-long Sound of Music screenings have since become an international phenomenon. During the screenings, audience members were encouraged to sing along to lyrics superimposed on the screen. Some audience members even dressed up as cast members and interact with the action shown on the screen.
Wisconsin Bank & Trust generously sponsors the Weill Center’s 2015-2016 Movies Series.
Weill Center Special
Sound of Music Sing Along’s Movie special: Best costume prizes and features Tim Sauers from Overture Center for the Arts as Master of Ceremonies.
Tickets are available the day of the film at the Ticket Office. All tickets are general admission.
The Ticket Office is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.