WIBX and Broadway Utica are giving listeners the chance to win tickets to the legendary musical, the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic, The Sound of Music, playing at the Stanley Theatre April 23rd and 24th.

Tickets to the show will be given away every day this week (4/8 -  4/12) during the Keeler Show from 6 until 9 a.m. each day. Keeler will be challenging listeners with a contest called, Lyrics in Conversation.

Jill-Christine Wiley as Maria Rainer.
Photo by Matthew Murphy

Here's how it works: every weekday, a line from the lyrics to the song The Sound of Music will be selected and Keeler will have to work the line into normal conversation. When a listener detects the line, they call the studio at 315-736-0186 and the 7th caller will be selected to win the tickets.

Lauren Kidwell as The Mother Abbess andJill-Christine Wiley as Maria Rainer.
Photo by Matthew Murphy

Here's an example:  Let's say the selected lyrics are, "A star has come out to tell me it's time to go."  Sometime during the morning, Keeler might incorporate the line this way: "News is coming up at the top of the hour. We'll also have a complete forecast which shows things changing just a bit for this week.  A star has come out to tell me it's time to go, so I'll break for news, which is next on WIBX."  The seventh caller into the studio would win the tickets.

To give you a slight advantage, here are the actual lyrics to The Sound of Music.

The Sound of Music

Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

My day in the hills has come to end I know

A star has come out to tell me it's time to go

But deep in the dark green forest

Are voices that urge me to stay

So I pause and I wait and I listen

For one more sound for one more lovely thing

That the hills might say

The hills are alive

With the sound of music

With songs they have sung

For a thousand years

The hills fill my heart

With the sound of music

My heart wants to sing ev'ry song it hears

My heart wants to beat like the wings of the birds

That rise from the lake to the trees

My heart wants to sigh like a chime that flies

From a church on a breeze

To laugh like a brook when it trips and falls

Over stones on it's way

To sing through the night

Like a lark who is learning to prey

I go to the hills

When my heart is lonely

I know I will hear

What I've heard before

My heart will be blessed

With the sound of music

And I'll sing once more

Jill-Christine Wiley as Maria and the von Trapp children.
Photo by Matthew Murphy