Sing-along ‘Sound of Music’ and ‘Young Frankenstein’ films at TLP

Online Staff Report

MOUNT CARROLL, Ill. — Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP) announces the Sing-a-long Sound of Music event and a one-night-only screening of the classic Mel Brooks film Young Frankenstein.

For those not yet converted, Sing-along Sound of Music is a screening of the classic Julie Andrews film musical in glorious, full-screen technicolor, complete with subtitles so the whole audience can sing along. TLP will host two screenings — at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, May 3, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 4.

The fun-filled show starts with a vocal warm-up led by the evening’s host, who also takes the audience through their complimentary “magic moments fun pack,” containing various props to be used at strategic points throughout the film. Tickets to this interactive event are $15 and include the fun pack of props.

Then, there is the famous costume competition in which everyone who has come in costume is invited onto the stage to show off their fantastic tailoring skills. Previous entries have included nuns of both genders (including a pregnant nun); girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes; a lonely goatherd; group of twenty people were joined together and completely covered in fake turf (the alps); a man in a gold lycra catsuit (Ray a Drop of Golden Sun); a man dressed in work overalls and a tool belt (Christopher Plumber); a gazebo; and a carburetor.

Friday, May 2, TLP will screen the acclaimed film comedy Young Frankenstein. The film begins at 7 p.m., and tickets are $10 each. Seats are reserved, so advance purchase is recommended. The film stars Gene Wilder, Cloris Leachman and Madeline Kahn in unforgettable (and endlessly quotable) performances. The stage musical adaptation, also by Mel Brooks, will be presented in July as part of TLP’s 53rd summer season.

To order tickets for The Sound of Music or Young Frankenstein, or for more information, visit or call (815) 244-2035. Concessions, including beer and wine, will be served at all events.

Posted April 30, 2014

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