Franklin Theatre will be alive with even more of The Sound of Music in August. Nashville Opera has announced an additional screening of its “Sound of Music Sing-A-Long” to accommodate the tremendous demand for tickets.
The audience participation event now features two screenings on Sunday, August 19 at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the newly-renovated facility (419 Main St. in Franklin). Opera @ Franklin Theatre features two price levels: Orchestra Seats for $15 or special VIP tickets in the theatre’s upstairs Tier for $20. The VIP tickets include a dedicated concession for purchase area and an opera swag bag.
To quote Nashville Opera’s announcement: “Channel your inner Julie Andrews and sing along to Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved movie musical, The Sound of Music! You love the tunes. You know the words. Now join in the fun! The evening includes a screening of the classic film in glorious, full-screen Technicolor, complete with subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along! The fun starts with a vocal warm-up led by Nashville Opera singers, who will also take the audience through their complimentary ‘magic moments pack’, containing various props to be used at strategic points throughout the film. Participants can then show off their creativity and tailoring skills during the famous Fancy-Dress Competition. Dress up like the Mother Superior, your favorite character or come as you are! Prizes will be given for best costumes!”
“We are thrilled by the outpouring of support for this exciting new event,” says Nashville Opera CEO Carol Penterman. “Given the interest, I would not be surprised if the second screening of the Sound of Music Sing-A-Long sold out too.”
The event is part of Nashville Opera’s new Opera @ Series sponsored by HCA/TriStar. Information and tickets are available by calling Nashville Opera at (615) 832-5242 or online at www.nashvilleopera.org.