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‘Sound of Music’ comes alive

The INB Performing Arts Center will once again come alive with the sound of music. And Inland Northwest fans are invited to sing along.

“The Sound of Music Sing-a-Long” returns to town at 7 p.m. Saturday, complete with a “Bag of Musical Moments” – props to use at certain points in the film – and a costume contest.

Not that you need to bring a costume. All you really need is a love of the classic 1965 movie musical, or at least a fondness for the Oscar-winning tale.

For the uninitiated, “The Sound of Music” stars Julie Andrews as a young nun who goes to work for an Austrian naval officer played by Christopher Plummer. In her role as governess for the seven Von Trapp children, she teaches them joy and to sing, and along the way falls in love with their father.

The title track alone would be enough to recommend the music by Oscar Hammerstein II. But there are so many other great songs. “My Favorite Things.” “Do-Re-Mi.” “Maria.” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen.”

It’ll be hard to top Andrews’ exceptional singing. But we suspect fans will have a fun time trying.

–  Carolyn Lamberson