The Sound of Music in the Ballroom

On February 12th the monthly social gathering ‘In The Ballroom’ at the Jury Street Court House featured an intriguing quiz all about “The Sound of Music”, with the chance for guests to join in with the favourite songs from the film and stage show. 

Trevor Langley projected scenes from the film with the words to the songs subtitled, pausing to ask a total of 24 questions about the famous musical. The Sound of Music won five Academy Awards, grossed $286 million, and has hordes of devoted fans who have watched the film multiple times. 

Try your hand at some of the questions*. In which year was the film released in the UK? Who directed the film? Who took the male lead role in the film? Can you name the seven Von Trapp children?

During the interval there was the usual tea, coffee and cake served by Unlocking Warwick volunteers, and plenty of time to chat. 

In The Ballroom takes place on the second Wednesday of every month from 2pm to 4pm. It costs just £2.50 to include the refreshments. Next month there is an interesting talk lined-up. Author Anthony Poulton Smith will reveal the origins of our surnames.  Do you know what yours means or where it came from? That’s on Wednesday 11th March in the ballroom.

(*Answers: 1965. Robert Wise. Christopher Plummer. The children are called Liesl, Friedrich, Louisa, Kurt, Brigitta, Marta and Gretl).