First Look: Carrie Underwood in ‘The Sound of Music’

Carrie Underwood | The Sound of Music

NBC’s live production of The Sound of Music is set to debut December 5th, and a recently-released promotional poster shows star Carrie Underwood looking every bit the part of Maria von Trapp!

Although the 1965 film adaptation starring Julie Andrews is a certifiable classic, I have a feeling NBC won’t disappoint. Underwood certainly looks the part, and her vocal talent is undeniable. Although this is her first major acting gig, I expect to be pleasantly surprised. I’m rooting for her!

As we reported last month, Underwood will co-star with True Blood hunk Stephen Moyer (as Captain von Trapp), as well as Broadway veterans Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti, and Christian Borle.

Carrie Underwood | The Sound of Music

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.”

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical starring Julie Andrews became one of the biggest worldwide box office hits of all time, but this new version 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.