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“Sound of Music” Sing-a-long at Edmond Library

The hills will be alive with the sound of music once again as the Edmond Library invites fans of this highly popular musical to come to the library and sing along.

The Edmond Library, 10 S. Boulevard, will screen the movie from 2:00 to 4:00pm on Sunday, October 19.  The 5-Oscar winning movie includes subtitles for the hearing impaired and the entire audience will be encouraged to sing.

 The original written musical play was written by the “Oklahoma!” writing team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II and opened in 1959, running for over 1,000 performances.  The movie was released in 1965 and has been seen a lot more times than that.

“I’ve heard that there are people who don’t like ‘The Sound of Music’,” said Edmond librarian Carol Hunter, “and what I want to know is, what’s wrong with them?  It’s charming and exciting, with good acting from Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, and it has great songs.  What’s not to like?”

The idea of a sing-a-long version of the film was hatched in London in 2000 before moving to New York later that year.  Originally, the presentations were studded with a sort of Rocky Horror, high camp sarcasm, but it didn’t take long for the movie’s sweetness and fond memories

of its successful triumph 35 years before to draw genuine fans to the screenings, and now the film’s genuine pleasures for the entire family is what viewers come to enjoy.

 “We’ll be serving some light refreshments,” Hunter continued, “but the audience is invited to bring its own popcorn and sodas.”

“The Sound of Music” Singalong is free of charge and open to the public.  The movie has no MPAA rating but is suitable for the whole family.

For more information, call the Edmond Library at 341-9282.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org