“Do-Re-Mi” from Spotlight Night for The Sound of Music at The 5th Avenue Theatre


[APPLAUSE] [MARIA] ♪ Let’s start at the very beginning ♪ ♪ A very good place to start ♪ ♪ When you read, you begin with ♪
[GRETL CHIMES IN] A-B-C. ♪ When you sing you begin with do-re-mi. ♪ [CHILDREN JOIN] ♪ Do-re-mi. ♪ ♪ Do-re-mi.
The first three notes just happen to be do-re-mi. ♪ [CHILDREN] ♪ Do-re-mi. ♪ [MARIA] ♪ Do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti. ♪ [CHUCKLES UNCOMFORTABLY] Come, I’ll make it easier for you. Listen. ♪ Doe, a deer, a female deer. ♪ ♪ Ray, a drop of golden sun. ♪ ♪ Me, a name I call myself. ♪ ♪ Far, a long long way to run. ♪ ♪ Sew, a needle pulling thread. ♪ ♪ La, a note to follow so. ♪ ♪ Tea, a drink with jam and bread. ♪ ♪ That will bring us back to do. ♪ ♪ Do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti-do. So do. ♪ [BRIGITTA] Is that what you call a song? [SLIGHTLY MUMBLED] Do-re-mi-fa-so and so on? [MARIA] No. Do-re-mi-fa-so and so on are only the tools we use to build the song. Once you have all of these notes in your head, you can sing a million different tunes. [FRIEDREICH] How? [MARIA] By mixing them up. Listen. [CHANGES ORDER OF MUSICAL SCALE]
♪ So-do-la-fa-mi-do-re. ♪ Now you. [CHILDREN] ♪ So-do-la-fa-mi-do-re. ♪ [MARIA] ♪ So-do-la-ti-do-re-do. ♪ [CHILDREN] ♪ So-do-la-ti-do-re-do. ♪ [MARIA] Then we put it all together and – [CHILDREN] ♪ So-do-la-fa-mi-do-re ♪ ♪ So-do-la-ti-do-re-do. ♪ [BRIGITTA] But it doesn’t mean anything. [MARIA] So, we put in words. One word for every note. Like this. [MARIA, TO SAME TUNE] ♪ When you know the notes to sing ♪ ♪ You can sing most anything. ♪ [BRIGITTA] You said one word for every note. [MARIA] Yes, Brigitta, I did. [BRIGITTA] But when you sing ♪ anything ♪ you are using up three notes on only one word. [AUDIENCE LAUGHTER] [MARIA] Yes. Well, sometimes we do that. Everyone altogether and – [ALL] ♪ When you know the notes to sing ♪ ♪ You can sing most anything. ♪ [GRETL, SUSTAINED] ♪ Doe ♪
[OTHER CHILDREN] ♪ A deer, a female deer ♪ [MARTA, SUSTAINED] ♪ Ray ♪
[OTHER CHILDREN] ♪ A drop of golden sun. ♪ [BRIGITTA, SUSTAINED] ♪ Me ♪
[OTHERS] ♪ A name I call myself ♪ [KURT, SUSTAINED] ♪ Far ♪
[OTHERS] ♪ A long, long way to run ♪ [LOUISA, SUSTAINED] ♪ Sew ♪
[OTHERS] ♪ A needle pulling thread ♪ [FRIEDRICH, SUSTAINED] ♪ La ♪
[OTHERS] ♪ A note to follow so ♪ [ALL] ♪ Tea, a drink with jam and bread. ♪ [MARIA] ♪ That will bring us back to doe. ♪ [GRETL] ♪ Do ♪ [MARTA] ♪ Re ♪ [BRIGITTA] ♪ Mi ♪ [KURT] ♪ Fa ♪ [LOUISA] ♪ So ♪ [FRIEDRICH] ♪ La ♪ [LIESL] ♪ Ti ♪
[MARIA] ♪ Do, do ♪ [LIESL] ♪ Ti ♪
[FRIEDRICH] ♪ La ♪ [LOUISA] ♪ So ♪
[KURT] ♪ Fa ♪ [BRIGITTA] ♪ Mi ♪
[MARTA] ♪ Re ♪ [GRETL] ♪ Do ♪ [BRIGITTA] ♪ Mi, mi. Mi ♪ [LOUISA] ♪ So, so ♪ [MARTA] ♪ Re ♪ [KURT] ♪ Fa, fa ♪ [FRIEDRICH] ♪ La ♪
[LIESL] ♪ Ti, ti ♪ [CHILDREN CONTINUE PATTERN IN SAME ORDER
BUT FASTER] ♪ Do-mi-mi-mi-so-so ♪ ♪ Re-fa-fa-la-ti-ti ♪ [MARIA, OVER THE CHILDREN’S PATTERN]
♪ When you know the notes to sing ♪ [MARIA] ♪ You can sing most ♪
[ALL] ♪ Anything! ♪ [ALL] ♪ Doe, a deer, a female deer
Ray, a drop of golden sun ♪ ♪ Me, a name I call myself ♪ ♪ Far, a long, long way to run ♪ [MARIA] ♪ Sew, a needle pulling thread ♪ [CHILDREN] ♪ A needle pulling thread ♪ [MARIA] ♪ La, a note to follow sew ♪ [CHILDREN] ♪ A note to follow sew ♪ [MARIA] ♪ Tea, a drink with jam and bread ♪ [CHILDREN] ♪ Jam and bread ♪ [MARIA] ♪ That will bring us back to doe. ♪ [ALL, HARMONIZING] ♪ That will bring us back to ♪ [MARIA, GOING DEEPER IN SCALE] ♪ Do- ti-la-so-fa-mi-re ♪ [VERY LOW NOTE] ♪ Do ♪ [ALL] Do! [APPLAUSE]

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