If being able to watch this new live telecast with my girls weren't enough, I was just informed that I was chosen to host a "Faith & Family Viewing Party" for family and friends, thanks to the folks at Fly By Promotions. In addition to watching this family classic live, we will be enjoying pizza, snacks and great company and conversation. It will definitely be fun to see what both the adults, who grew up watching this Broadway family classic, and the kids, some who will be seeing it for the first time, think of the live telecast version. I for one can't wait to hear Carrie Underwood sing some of my favorite "The Sound of Music" songs. She has an amazing voice, and I know she will do an a great job.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! on NBC:
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.
Want to see what goes into pulling of a live telecast of "The Sound of Music"? Then, watch this short video, featuring behind the scenes of the casting sessions for the Von Trapp children. The video also shows the cast tirelessly rehearse while the set is constructed for The Sound of Music Live! on NBC December 5, 8/7c.
I hope you will be able to gather your family around the television this Thursday night to watch this first ever live telecast of the family classic "The Sound of Music." And, if you are up for a fun Twitter party, join me and others as we watch, tweet and share our thoughts about "The Sound of Music Live!" on Twitter. Follow hashtags #faithandfamily and #SoundofMusic.
I can't wait to hear what you think of the live telecast after it airs, so make sure you share comments on this blog post or on my social media pages.