The Hills

“Sing-A-Long Sound of Music — the words strike fear into certain people, who assume, quite rightfully, that they will be stuck in a theater filled with The Sound of Music’s sound of music for three-plus hours under direct social pressure from Rodgers and Hammerstein, Captain Georg von Trapp, and more than a few strong personalities to sing loudly, proudly, and absolutely unselfconsciously. For others, this is a double scoop of ice cream. The iconic songs — “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss,” “Do Re Mi,” and so on and on and on and on — have the uncanny knack to transport you to an ethereal, Prozac-flecked snowy mountain filled with adorable kids, imported bier, perfectly cooked sausages, and the tantalizing idea known as “the governess.” The joy they inspire might carry you through the entire season of giving without a single refrain of “O! Fuck Thy Holidays!”
Nov. 27-29, 1 & 7 p.m., 2009

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