The Sound of Music is turning 45 and everyone is celebrating! The entire cast of the original film is reuniting on the Oprah Show on Thursday, October 28th and a new Blu-Ray DVD and CD of the film musical are set to release on Nov 2nd!
In addition, on October 19th and 26th, at more than 500 theaters nationwide, there are Sound of Music Sing-Alongs that everyone can participate in!
How does this relate to books? Well, the book that started the entire phenomenon, Maria Augusta Trapp's memoir The Story of the Trapp Family Singers is in print with wonderful stories and photos of the family, and the memoir of Agathe Von Trapp - the eldest daughter of Georg Von Trapp, has just been released, Memories Before and After the Sound of Music.
I've got two contests to celebrate the Sound of Music that I'm running here, and the first is for one pair of tickets to the Sing-Alongs in each the cities below on Tuesday, October 26th plus copies of the two books that tell the stories behind the beloved musical. Comment here that you'd like to attend a screening - indicating which city - and I'll choose one random winner per city from all entries received by midnight, Wednesday, October 20th to receive one pair of tickets. I'll be notifying winners on Thursday, to be sure to get the tickets sent out to you in time for next Tuesday, so please make sure you'll be checking email on Thursday and that you're free next Tuesday October 26th before entering!
New York City
Check out the official Sound of Music site and Facebook, and if you don't live in or near one of the above cities, look for a Sing-Along theater near you. You can also browse inside The Story of the Trapp Family Singers and Memories Before and after the Sound of Music. And stay tuned for a contest that includes the new DVD and CD plus two nights stay at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, VT!