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Holiday Flicks: The Sound of Music

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The Varsity Center

418 South Illinois Avenue

Carbondale, IL 62901

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Whether or not you’re into Black Friday, coming to see one of the most enduring and endearing movies of all time will offer a significant break from full-blown holiday madness.

“The Sound of Music” is a 1965 film based on the 1959 stage musical of the same name. Music was composed by Richard Rodgers with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. The story is based on the true story of the Trapp Family Singers.Julie Andrews stars as Maria, a young nun in an Austrian convent who regularly misses her morning prayers. Deciding that Maria needs to learn something about the real world before she can take her vows, the Mother Superior (Peggy Wood) sends her off to be governess for the children of the widowed Captain Von Trapp (Christopher Plummer).

Arriving at the Trapp home, Maria discovers that her new boss is cold and aloof, and his seven children virtual automatons-at least, whenever the Captain is around. Otherwise, the kids are holy terrors. But Maria soon ingratiates herself with the children.

As Maria herself begins to fall in love with the Captain, she rushes back to the Abbey so as not to complicate his impending marriage to a glamorous baroness (Eleanor Parker). But the children insist that Maria return, the Baroness steps out of the picture, and Maria and the Captain confirm their love in the song "Something Good."

Unhappily, they return home from their honeymoon shortly after the Nazis march into Austria. Von Trapp is called back to active duty in the service of the Fuhrer. The Captain wants nothing to do with Nazism, and he begins making plans to take himself and his family out of Austria. (www.rottentomatoes.com)

"The Sound of Music" is rated G.

The Varsity will show the film at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23. Tickets are $7 or $5 for students. They are available in advance at www.thevarsitycenter.eventbrite.com. Tickets also will be available at the venue when doors and the bar open at 6:30 p.m. The Varsity Bar features beer, wine, select cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages, snacks and popcorn.


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