I was thinking about movies I like to watch and this one came to mind immediately! I remember the first time I went to see it ~ it was the year it came out ~ 1965. I was in the Girl Scouts then and going to see the movie was one of our field trips. What a great movie to see on the big screen!
I don't remember the theater we went to ~ maybe my mom does~ but I remember we sat in the balcony. It certainly added to the grandeur of it all!
The opening scene with Maria and the mountains is nothing short of spectacular! I can remember it like it was yesterday. Those mountains just seemed to fill the theater.
Fast forward to 1972 ~ I was in high school and I was in the Drama Club. We did a performance of The Sound of Music that year. I wasn't into the acting part of it at all ~ I was the director of set dressing.....crafting even then. We needed a "mountain" for one of the scenes but we didn't need it for any of the others ~ so it was important that this mountain be easily moved. The carpenters created this LARGE triangular shaped mountain on wheels.
It moved VERY easily as I discovered during one of the set changes in one of the last rehearsals ~ I was on the mountain and it moved and so did I! I fell off the mountain and got a nice bump on my head! I guess I took "Climb Every Mountain" a bit too literally!
This scene required a gazebo ~ that was a bit beyond our budget, so we settled for hedges.
Picture some wood frames covered in chicken wire and a BUNCH of newspaper balls stuffed into the chicken wire ~ then the whole thing spray painted green. They really weren't that bad looking ~ now that I think about them!
Working on The Sound of Music was such fun ~ I can picture most of the "actors & actresses" so clearly. Hardly seems like it's been almost 37 years since then!!!
Do you have any happy high school memories to share?