Sing Along in Costume to “Sound of Music”

Posted on 9/4/2012 12:00:30 PM

Although it may not quite be Halloween, it will definitely soon be time to find a costume and get over to SingAlong Sound of Music. Combine the award-winning classic Broadway show-turned film Sound of Music, a bunch of costume-clad audience members, and a gaggle of voices following the proverbial bouncing Edelweiss, and you have a formula that is ripe for an afternoon of side-splitting hilarity.

Need some costume ideas now?

SingAlong Sound of Music, has become an international sensation that has gotten thousands to rediscover this family musical in a whole new way. It will be presented in Fisher Auditorium as the opening performance of the 2012–2013 Ovations! season presented by the Lively Arts at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 23, 2012.

After picking up some popcorn on sale in the lobby and as you enter the auditorium, you will be given a small free “goodie” bag. The event will begin at 2:00 p.m. when the movie’s host, Stefanie Miller, will tell you all about the props in your bag and when to use them. She will also invite costumed audiences members to join her on stage for a costume contest if they wish, after which special prizes will be awarded.

The Von Trapp Family

The film will soon begin, and, as Maria, a.k.a. Julie Andrews, begins to twirl over the mountain’s crest and onto the screen, the audience will join her in a rousing chorus of the title song. Helping the audience in singing along throughout the movie will be young cast members from this summer’s Footlight Players.

Do you have to come in costume? Absolutely not! Should you come in costume? That’s up to you. But to help you, the Lively Arts has put together a list of possibilities from do-it-yourself ideas to subtle twists on a theme. And, if you would like to rent a costume from the Costume Shop in Indiana, just e-mail us at, and we will send you a coupon for 20 percent off your rental.

SingAlong Sound of Music

Take a look at all the possibilities, or suggest some of your own. But whether you come as a nun, a brown paper package tied up with string, or just yourself, you will have a great time singing or listening. So, gather up all your friends from your residence hall or office or church or club, bring the kids, and drag your family to SingAlong Sound of Music.




SingAlong Sound of Music

September 23, 2012
2:00 p.m.

Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

Costume Ideas! A family-friendly event that takes this award-winning film of an award-winning Broadway mega-hit to a different and fully participatory level. Come as yourself, or come dressed as your favorite character, and have a blast!

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For more information, visit SingAlong Sound of Music, e-mail , or call 724-357-2787.