Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Sing-along screenings of SOUTH PACIFIC and THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Bryn Mawr Film Institute

November 6, 2012

Bryn Mawr, PA—Celebrate the holidays this year with Rodgers and Hammerstein at Bryn Mawr Film Institute. Warm up for Thanksgiving with a sing-along screening of the film version of the beloved musical South Pacific on Tuesday, November 20 at 7:00 pm. Then bring the whole family to Bryn Mawr Film Institute to sing along to The Sound of Music, the 1965 feel-good Oscar-winning hit, on Tuesday, December 18 at 7:00 pm. Free popcorn for those who wear costumes!

Set during World War II in the South Pacific, Joshua Logan’s 1958 film of the hit stage musical South Pacific is about a romance between a young navy nurse from Arkansas and a French plantation owner. Based on James Michener’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Tales of the South Pacific, the original 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein stage musical also won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was widely praised for both its wonderful songs and the way it confronted racial prejudice. The film became the biggest hit of 1958 and was nominated for three Academy Awards and two Golden Globes, winning the Oscar for Best Sound. At Bryn Mawr Film Institute’s screening, sing along to standards, including “Some Enchanted Evening,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair,” “Bali H’ai,” and many more. The film is 157 minutes long and stars Mitzi Gaynor and Rossano Brazzi as the leads, with Juanita Hall reprising her Broadway role as Bloody Mary. Free popcorn for those who come in costume!

The Sound of Music has captured the hearts of generations with its vibrant songs and warm-hearted story about a spunky young nun who sings her way into the hearts of the Von Trapp family even as the Nazis threaten their homeland and happiness. This remarkable big screen musical is the second feature by director Robert Wise (West Side Story) that won both the Best Picture and Best Director Academy Awards. Starring Julie Andrews as Maria, a role for which she was nominated for an Oscar, and Christopher Plummer as Captain von Trapp, the film features many modern musical standards by Rodgers and Hammerstein, including “The Sound of Music,” “Edelweiss,” “My Favorite Things,” “Climb Ev'ry Mountain,” “Do-Re-Mi,” and “Sixteen Going on Seventeen.” Wear a costume and get free popcorn! Come dressed as a nun, wear lederhosen, or dress up as “drops of golden sun” or “brown paper packages tied up with string.”

Audiences have enjoyed theatrical sing-alongs to The Sound of Music in the United Kingdom since 1999, and now Philadelphians can share the fun! The Sound of Music Sing-along has been a sold-out smash at Bryn Mawr Film Institute for the last four years. The family-friendly event has become a holiday tradition, paving the way for Bryn Mawr Film Institute’s sing-along screenings of other popular musicals—including South Pacific, Grease, The Wizard of Oz, and Mary Poppins—throughout the year.

Tickets for these sing-along screenings are $10.00 general admission, $7.00 for seniors (65 and over) and students with ID, and $5.00 for Bryn Mawr Film Institute members. Receive a free small popcorn if you come in costume! Advance tickets are available in person at the Box Office and online at www.BrynMawrFilm.org. The Sound of Music does sell out every year, so we recommend buying your tickets early. For a full schedule of upcoming events and classes, visit www.BrynMawrFilm.org.

About Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Bryn Mawr Film Institute is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to restoring the historic Bryn Mawr Theater and transforming it into the region’s preeminent film entertainment and education center. Founded in 2002 by Main Line academic, business, and civic leaders, Bryn Mawr Film Institute presents a daily program of first-run and repertory art and independent films and provides a comprehensive film studies curriculum, including courses, workshops, discussions, guest lecturers, visual literacy programs, and student screening opportunities. To learn about upcoming events or find news about the theater’s restoration project, visit www.BrynMawrFilm.org, or write to Info@BrynMawrFilm.org.

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