Thursday, December 5, 2013

We're watching The Sound of Music Tonight!

The Sound of Music.  I remember how exciting it was whenever the movie version of The Sound of Music would play on television when I was growing up. We never missed it, I'm pretty sure.

I always wanted to go see the Broadway version.  Well, always as in "ever since I knew there was such a thing."  Not something that was terribly likely to happen, but it still sounded fun.

Well... now I can experience the wonder of the original stage musical, and I'll be sharing it with my family tonight as well.  And if you get NBC, you can too.

I am so excited.

Their description:
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.
We're going to be having pizza, popcorn, and the entire family gathered to watch this on NBC tonight at 7:00.

What are you doing tonight?

And aren't the kids cute?

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