The Hills are Alive, With the Sound of Music

I am super excited about the new Sound of Music that is coming to NBC this Thursday, December 5th. The time is 7pm CST or 8pm EST.

Now, I know, it will not be the same without Julie Andrews as Maria and Christopher Plummer as Captain Von Trapp. Who can forget the witty Richard Haydn as Max Detweiler? The cast for the 1965 movie was just so timeless. I mean, we watch it every year. I plan on watching it again, before Thursday. It will be hard to not compare the two.

Sound of Music

However, we will be watching. I am interested to see how Carrie Underwood is going to fill the shoes that Julie Andrews left. Carrie Underwood is a phenomenal singer. She is beautiful. What about Stephen Moyer as the Captain? That will he a hard role to fill as well.
When thinking about The Sound of Music, most of us are not thinking about the Broadway play. We are thinking about the film. This is not a remake of the movie. This is a live-viewing of the Broadway play. So, maybe comparing them won’t have to happen.:) Watching the video on the NBC site has shed a preview of what is to come. It is so exciting to see that they included the casting of the Von Trapp children.

This is LIVE, if a mistake happens, they have to just keep going. How scary is that? I remember being in a play once. It was so hard to be that tree. I moved my arm and smacked the tree next to me and made him cry. IN FRONT OF EVERYONE. How embarrassing for him!

About this Live Viewing:

From executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (“Smash,” “Hairspray,” “Chicago”) comes an instant holiday classic: “The Sound of Music,” based on the original Broadway musical. Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer star as Maria and Captain von Trapp in this beloved story of the young novice who falls in love with Captain von Trapp and his seven children, set against the backdrop of Nazi-occupied Austria. The jewel in the Rodgers and Hammerstein crown, “The Sound of Music” contains some of the most famous songs ever written for the stage, including “The Sound of Music,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” “Climb Every Mountain” and “Edelweiss.”

This new version of “The Sound of Music” will be a faithful adaptation of the original stage musical, to retell the story for a whole new generation. And more than that, it will be broadcast LIVE, adding a whole new level of immediacy and excitement. Get ready to reintroduce your family to the most joyful, most emotional and most musical family adventure of them all. Three-hour live event.

The Sound of Music

So, are you going to tune in? If so, let me know in the comments! Also, during the viewing, there is a twitter party going on! using hash tags #faithandfamily and #SoundofMusic to follow along with some of us that are using those hashtags!

I cannot wait to watch!

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