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The Hills Are Alive: 9 Ideas for a 'Sound of Music'-Theme Party

Following the Lyric Opera of Chicago's example, here are clever ideas for hosting an event inspired by a classic musical.

Photo: Jaclyn Simpson

The Sound of Music is the current production at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. To celebrate the classic musical, the opera's women's board hosted a thematic gala surrounding the performance on May 2. With cocktails, a dinner, and a reception during intermission, the event was full of tongue-in-cheek nods to the production. Here's a look inside the function, which had everything from edelweiss flowers to nuns' habits.

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