The legendary Hollywood Bowl is known for its Summer Season calendar filled with exciting events that have become Los Angeles traditions. Every year L.A. residents head to one of the city’s most beautiful venues known for its wine-infused picnic vibe. The season always kicks off and ends with a firework spectacular with shows that are fun for the whole family.
Last night’s Sing-A-Long Sound of Music was one of the highlights of the season. A timeless story created by Rodgers and Hammerstein that shows the universality of music, The Sound of Music is the perfect film to sing along to. The characters are beloved, and the songs are unforgettable. The Sound of Music is the kind of film that evokes all the innocent feelings of love and family that everyone can relate to.
The evening started off with a pre-show hosted by esteemed actress Melissa Peterman, known for playing the hilarious ditz on Reba McIntire’s former sitcom, “Reba.” Peterman was dressed up in her finest 1930s Austrian ball attire and kept the audience intrigued with her wit and charisma. She held a costume contest with contestants ranging from 5 years old to 60 years old. There was an adorable little girl dressed as Maria in her nun days who stole everyone’s hearts. One of the more innovative costumes was a hammer and a beer symbolizing the second part of Rodgers and Hammerstein. There was a group of grown men in the finest nun attire. We were also treated to a group of ladies and girls who recreated the film’s opening credits complete with the fields Maria was running in and a glimpse of the abbey.
All the seats had formal invitations to Max’s Ball along with instructions to hiss when the Baroness would appear on stage. We were also given confetti poppers to celebrate the union of the Captain Von Trapp and our heroine Maria.
The evening was magical and glorious like all nights at the Hollywood Bowl are.