The Hills Are Alive . . .

The Annual Sing Along - - - The Sound of Music - - - at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute - - - sew much fun!!! Finally, the opportunity to sing at the top of your lungs in the movie theater without being shushed - and yes, that happens to me often! Oh yea, at top of my lungs - ask the peeps in front of me! And while the singing is the advertised lure - for me it was all about the costumes - yep, you need to get decked out to enjoy the full experience. I know you're thinking  Rocky Horror Picture Show for middle aged suburban housewives, but this event has something for everyone. And now for the costumes - take a look at what turned up in theater this year. First, me, and friends - decked out as Maria in the opening scene - the hills are alive!!! Its a bit grainy, but enjoy - we made our aprons - thats me in the hat! Perk to coming in costume - free popcorn!

Maria x 4

And hands down, the best costume and performance art was Frau ???, can't remember her name - the woman on the right. This is the character who wins third place in the Salzburg Music Festival - she was excellent with her Princess Leia wig. But what topped her costume was her performance - she was so into her part and played up to the audience with perfect comedic timing.

This group did a great take on I Am Sixteen . . .

There were quite a few brown paper packages tied up with strings!

Needles pulling thread . . .

Nuns were everywhere - but there was only one male, fulled bearded nun? ? ? And, only one female, bearded rabbi - not really sure how that fit in?

Do, Re, Me . . .

Another package tied up with string!

Drapery clad von Trapps!

Liesel and Rolfe (pssssssssssss! - you must hiss every time Rolfe is on screen!). . .

Ray - a drop of golden sun . . .

And Maria on her way to the von Trapp home - - - and, yes - - - for me, it is Sound of Music or bust annually! Get your tickets early - this year they added a second show and sold out both!!!