The First Trailer For Carrie Underwood’s The Sound Of Music Is Here And I Couldn’t Be More Excited For This Trainwreck

The Sound of Music - Season 2013

If you’re the mood for a televised trainwreck this holiday season, then I’ve got extremely exciting news just for you!  On December 5th, NBC will be airing The Sound of Music. But not the version that you’ve come to know and love with Julie Andrews. A live version starring Carrie Underwood as Maria! Yes, you read that right, LIVE! Which for so many obvious reason is a horrible idea. But the biggest and most obvious reason is because live musicals are only fun when you’re in the actual audience. Watching a live musical on TV from your couch is only a smidge better than watching your little cousin’s dance recital on Youtube. Sure the camera won’t be as shaky, but it will still feel like you’re missing something. Like, um, I dunno…BEING THERE!

When you’re in the actual audience of a musical, you can accept the fact that everything’s happening on one stage and that there are brief moments where they have to change outfits or change sets. Even cold-hearted monsters like me get into the Broadway spirit when they’re sitting mere feet away from the action. But when you’re watching something on TV, you expect it to be perfect.  Especially when it’s based on a classic movie that every single American has watched (parts of) several times. Even if this goes off without a hitch, it will still be shot from a stage. That works for award shows and even SNL, but I really don’t get how that will work for a three-hour production that involves lots of action.

Also, let’s pretend like the audience at home buys into this second-rate musical experience, it’s still starring Carrie Underwood. I like her as much as I like any other blonde country star who lets Jesus take the wheel, but is she ready to take on a lead role in a live production. I’m going to guess no. But I’m also going to guess that all these things combined is why this will be such a delightfully fun TV event to watch. While there probably won’t be any nip slips (sad face), there will probably be a whole bunch of other hilarious shenanigans. So I guess what I’m trying to say is who wants me to live-tweet the entire thing? Julie Andrews? Do I hear a yes from you?

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    • Jill O’Rourke

      Ah, yes, Carrie Underwood. The lady who felt the need to specify on the red carpet that this will be “the musical version.” #neverforget

      • ny4carrie

        to JiIll——Because it is the broadway musical version! Hello!! Do you not understand the distinction Carrie made in that interview? She was referring to the 1959 broadway musical version- not the movie version that came later. I just don’t understand how people can not understand the distinction carrie made! Did you not realize there was a broadway musical version before the Julie Andrews movie??? Perhaps people should do the research before they mock and bash carrie when Carrie was absolutely correct on her statement: it is the musical version- not the movie version. Unreal.

      • CMJ

        The movie is a musical.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        If that is so true, then why isn’t it called The Sound Of Movie? Riddle me that.

      • Jill O’Rourke

        Thanks, I’ll go tell the Golden Globes movies can’t be musicals so they should change the name of that category.

      • deb

        Your sarcasm is so hateful.

    • ny4carrie

      Laugh and mock this all you want- but it is a first class production produced by Oscar winners who actually produce the Oscars every year. This is a stellar cast with Tony and Emmy winners- and Neil Meron won an Oscar for Chicago. Carrie Underwood has 6 Grammys and over 100 major music awards plus 18 number 1 hits. She is very respected as one of few artists today who can sing live without autotune or lip syncing. Audra

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Is this Audra McDonald? Be honest.

    • CMJ

      Did I see Audra McDonald? She is a dream.

      • Jenni

        Yes! People seem to love her more than Carrie.

      • CMJ

        I saw her in Ragtime….her voice is perfection.

      • ny4carrie

        Most people love Carrie which is why she sells out all her tours worldwide. It is just haters and snarky bloggers like this one that trash Carrie and mock this production without knowing the facts. They don’t even realize there was a broadway musical version before the movie version-so they mock it as a cheesy remake when it is not based on the film. Then they mock carrie for calling it the musical version when she was right- it is the Broadway version not the movie. Haters just breed ignorance on the internet and attack everyone for sport. carrie is a great vocalist and will make a lot if people eat Crowe December 5. She can sing sooo much more than country.

      • Jenni

        Well in case you’re right, I’ll start looking for crow recipes on Pinterest today.

      • Jill O’Rourke

        I know Russell Crowe wasn’t a great singer in Les Miz, but that’s no reason to eat him.

      • ny4carrie

        I love Audra too and Laura Benanti is great! The cast is full of Tony and Emmy winners and Carrie has 6 Grammys plus a Golden Globe nom. The producers won Oscars and produce the actual Oscars. So the people mocking this like this blogger have no clue.

    • ny4carrie

      It is the musical version duh! Carrie was referring to the fact that this is the broadway play musical version not the movie version. She was completely accurate in her description. It is people like you who did not understand the distinction so you mocked carries comment without understanding she was right all along. She meant it is based on the 1959 Broadway musical version with Mary Martin- the musical play version – not the movie version from 1960s with Julie Andrews. If you cannot understand the difference- I cannot help you further.

      • Jenni

        There was quite a bit of music in the movie version, no?

      • Cy

        Let’s hope there’s not much dialogue in the “stage version.”

    • Lajya

      carrie seems sweet and all, but there’s just something about her that bugs me a lot. her niceness is kind of put on. she seems to have a very competitive and sly streak to her, you know?

    • Jessieface

      My FAVORITE thing to watch over and over and over as a child was the Live for tv version of Peter Pan. So while half of me has a side eye, cringe, and drinking game in the wings – the other half is kind of pumped, in the name of nostalgia and sing alongs. Also probably drinking games, either way. Because, duh.

      • Jenni

        Drinking game! Brilliant! We’re on it!

    • Madeline Raynor

      The disappointing thing is that the supporting cast looks excellent, but Carrie Underwood is going to tank the whole thing just by opening her mouth.

    • Ruby L

      I’m so glad I’m not the only person who is terrified by this potentially life-ruining experience.

    • GarnetHenderson

      I think Carrie’s voice sounds ok in the clips of her singing, but I am still really disappointed they chose her, especially considering that it seems like there’s a lot of legit Broadway talent involved otherwise. In other news, I went to college with the girl who’s playing Liesl, so that’s cool.

    • bourkebabe

      Tho no one could ever replace the original movie and cast (esp. Julie Andrews), I can’t wait to see it as a “play” with Carrie…love her voice.

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