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Yodel along with Maria and Co.

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The INB Performing Arts Center will be alive with “The Sound of Music” on Saturday.

And it won’t be just Julie Andrews singing – the audience will be singing along, too.

“It’s a good time; people love to sing,” said KXLY’s Mark Peterson, the evening’s emcee. “Everybody really does sing out loud. It’s hilarious.”

If you’ve somehow managed to miss this classic movie, it’s the story of Maria (Andrews), a young postulant who isn’t fitting in at the abbey. The Mother Abbess sends her off to be governess to the seven children of the strict Capt. von Trapp (Christopher Plummer), a widower.

Maria teaches the children to sing and have fun, and falls in love with the captain. The captain, meanwhile, gets in trouble for his anti-Nazi stance, and the family must flee.

At the singalong, moviegoers receive a bag of props to use at strategic moments during the film.

And some people bring their own props, too. Peterson said during his favorite scene, when the family is going through the cemetery to escape the Nazis, “suddenly they had flashlights out in the audience.”

And there’s hissing for certain characters.

“Imagine it as a middle-aged ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ … but the kids love it, too,” Peterson said.

The Singing Nuns of Mount. St. Michael will perform in the foyer as people are entering, as well as on stage before the movie starts.

And, there will be a costume contest with prizes.

In the past, costumes have included nuns, Maria and Capt. von Trapp, and the favorite things. “People really get into this. It’s really fun,” Peterson said.

As for Peterson, he has a new outfit for the show.

“I have a pair of lederhosen that I’ll be sporting Saturday,” he said.

“I don’t know if I have the proper boots, or waist, or body,” he added, laughing. “I know it’s going to be ugly.”

Kimberly Lusk

What: “The Sound of Music” singalong

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

Tickets: $20, $10 for children 4-12 when purchased with an adult ticket, available through TicketsWest outlets and www.ticketswest.com

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