All of my friends know that my ultimate favourite movie is The Sound of Music. I don’t know what it is, but I absolutely LOVE it! I love Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. I think I first saw the movie when I was 3 or 4 years old. I watched the whole thing, but my dad had to hold me when the Nazi came into the picture. I was frightened they wouldn’t make it out safely. I was so relieved when they made it out.
I’ve seen the movie so many times, I can recite it verbatim. You can give me a line at any part of the movie, and I can keep going from there. I’m not even kidding. It’s my go to movie. Whenever I need a pick me up, or relax, or when I’m mass baking, I’ll put it on. The story is simple and sweet.
I would sing the songs around the house. I think at some point, I begged my parents for the sheet music. I was able to play some of the simpler versions on the piano as I was growing up. (I think I still might be able to.) I wanted to be part of a singing family like that. And it made me very disappointed to find out my mother is tone deaf. But that didn’t stop me. Even into my teens, I would normally use a song for any musical theatre auditions.
I think my first talent crush was on Julie Andrews. I thought she was (and still is!) the bees knees! She has such talent and poise. I was so excited to see my first Broadway musical almost 20 years ago, but the icing on the cake was that it was Victor/Victoria with Julie Andrews. My classmates knew how much I loved her and allowed me to have the ticket closest to the stage. It was heavenly.
Remembering how much I love The Sound of Music, reminds me that I haven’t seen it in a couple of months. I think it’s time to pop it in the DVD player and relax. 🙂