The hills are alive with the sound of music! That’s right, those famous 9 words are coming back to life for a very special, very live production of the hit musical, The Sound of Music Live!, featuring country superstar, Carrie Underwood as Maria von Trapp.
This new version of the musical phenomenon will be retelling the heartfelt story again, but for a whole new generation. And to make things even more exciting (if that was even possible) the three-hour event will be broadcasted live on NBC tonight at 8pm/7c.
Staring alongside Underwood is True Blood hunk, Stephen Moyer. Moyer will be playing the role of Captain von Trapp.
“Carrie’s great,” said Moyer about his co-star. “She obviously sings beautifully, we know that. But she’s doing a great job of bringing this character to life.”
All of the people of the production come from various talent backgrounds, from Broadway vets to television series stars .
“We’re all kind of brining our own game,” said Underwood about the cast.
How will this new, live adaptation hold up to the original story? Well it seems the cast isn’t trying to copy what Julie Andrews and the rest of the von Trapp gang did prior. The production is merely an adaption, a homage paid to the story of love and music that filled the hearts of generations before.
“This is a televised version of the stage production, said Laura Benanti. Benanti will be playing the role of Elsa Schraeder. “We’re not trying to remake the movie. Nobody can remake the movie.”
Benanti captured the essence of this production perfectly saying, “This is gong to be really special. The Sound of Music for a new generation.”
Get a sneak peek of the cast while they’re in action, here.
The Sound of Music Live airs tonight on NBC at 8pm/7c.
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