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Several "Sounds" at Once

Get your practice in before the Bowl's big show.

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    The "Sound of Music" Sing-A-Long is at the Art Theatre of Long Beach through Sunday, Aug. 15.

    No fretting: The Hollywood Bowl's huge, gold-lamé-nun's-habit-filled "Sing-A-Long Sound of Music" will spread its arms wide and twirl on Saturday, Sept. 25.

    That is just about as an excellent time as you can have while wearing a sprig of fake edelweiss. Experience has shown us.

    But we live in a big entertainment capital, where rehearsals are key to the process. So we were happy to learn that the "The Sound of Music Sing-A-Long!" will be playing at the Art Theatre of Long Beach from Monday, Aug. 9 through Sunday, Aug. 15. You'll get several chances to prepare for your Hollywood Bowl night. Learn all the words.

    The screenings are at 11 a.m., which is nice, since "Music" was made in a day when longer meant better.

    That is certainly true in this movie's case. We're always sad to see (***spoiler alert***) the Von Trapps walking on that mountaintop because it means it is over. Well, we're glad the Von Trapps got out, but we want the movie to go on and on. More singing in dirndls. More romance. More Christopher Plummer being stern.

    Should we write "spoiler alert" for a 45-year-old film?