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The Sound of Music Live! (2013)

A live telecast of the famous Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.

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Austin Winsberg (adaptation), Howard Lindsay (book) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carrie Underwood ... Maria Rainer
Stephen Moyer ... Captain Von Trapp
Laura Benanti ... Elsa Schrader
Christian Borle ... Max Detweiler
Audra McDonald ... Mother Abbess
Ariane Rinehart ... Liesl von Trapp
Michael Campayno ... Rolf Gruber
Sophia Anne Caruso ... Brigitta (as Sophia Caruso)
Peyton Ella ... Gretl von Trapp
Michael Nigro ... Fredrich
Grace Rundhaug Grace Rundhaug ... Marta von Trapp
Ella Watts-Gorman Ella Watts-Gorman ... Louisa (as Ella Watts)
Joe West Joe West ... Kurt
Jessica Molaskey Jessica Molaskey ... Sister Berthe
Christiane Noll Christiane Noll ... Sister Margaretta
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A live telecast of the famous Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.

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The beloved family classic comes alive again.


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Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sound of Music See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Christian Borle was terrified that he was accidentally going to break his teacup during the live broadcast. See more »

Goofs

After the dancing, and dinner is announced, Baroness Elsa Scraeder walks into the room and someone behind her steps on her dress. See more »

Quotes

Frau Schmidt: I can't bear being whistled for. It's humiliating!
Franz: In the Im-
[doorbell rings]
Franz: In the Imperial Navy, the bosun *always* whistled for us.
Frau Schmidt: Well, I wasn't in the Imperial Navy.
Franz: Too bad, you could've made a fortune.
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Connections

Referenced in The Comeback: Valerie Gets What She Really Wants (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

The Sound of Music
Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Carrie Underwood
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How do you compare live performance to a movie?
6 December 2013 | by oooecSee all my reviews

I've read most of the reviews coming out and am surprised: why, and how, do you compare a live performance on television to a carefully filmed and edited movie? I don't think you can, nor do I think it's fair. Be closer to compare this to the live Broadway production of The Sound of Music with Mary Martin, but that ran for many performances, allowing ample time to work out the rough edges.

I thought it was fantastic. I haven't seen a live production on TV like this in decades. Kudos to everyone who produced it, I thought Carrie Underwood was fantastic, if slightly out of breath early in the movie from the hectic costume changes and dance/singing routines. Mother Superior was fabulous in both acting and singing. I love the sets. I'd like to see a WHOLE lot more TV like this.


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