Disclosure: This is a non-sponsored post. Had such a great time at the Hollywood Bowl I just wanted to write about it.
Last Saturday night with Jaime from Polka Dots on Parade, we headed to the Hollywood Bowl for the Sound of Music Sing-A-Long.
I have to admit something here: I had never seen the movie in full until that night, and let me tell you this, I have never laughed so hard in my life.
The evening started with us taking a shuttle to the Bowl, and let me tell you, this is the way to do. Park your car and if you purchase your tickets ahead of time they’re just 6.75. At the shuttle, you pay 10 dollars. Sit and relax as you drive to the bowl. Walk right up to the entrance and enjoy the show. Afterwards walk through the tunnel and board your bus to drive home.
Before the movie starts that evening, yes a movie. There is a pre-show where people participate in a costume contest and show off their best costumes related to the movie. Melissa Peterman was the host, and she is just as hilarious in person.
People dressed up as nuns, A Long Line of Governances, Animal Puppets to the Lonely Goatherd to more. It was fun to watch. And definitely encouraged to dress up. When we rode our shuttle over we were joined by a few nuns.
And then the movie started. The entire bowl would sing a long with the songs on the screen as the words were at the bottom to easily follow along. People would throw out random thoughts which made us burst out laughing.
During some parts they even brought out their lit up phones, and it was pretty neat to see the entire bowl lit up like that. Others would use their flashlight apps during parts of the scenes when appropriate.
Needless to say, for my first time seeing the Sound of Music, this was truly a memorable experience, and I’d recommend this for anyone.
The Hollywood Bowl has shows through the end of October so if you haven’t been yet this season check to see if there’s a date that works for you.