Maria, what is it you cannot face?
December 6, 2013 8:21 AM Subscribe
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Last night, for the first time since the 1955 broadcast of "Peter Pan"
, the NBC television network aired a live performance of "The Sound of Music".How 'The Sound of Music' Went From Stage to Screen to NBC Special
Some people seem to have been confused
that the version performed last night, starring American Idol winner Carrie Underwood, was actually the original stage production and not the movie.
Hollywood Reporter review
: Because while Underwood can deliver the songs — I’m sure that anyone with the desire to plunge themselves into the American Idol ringer has been singing those songs for most of her life — she doesn’t acquit herself so well when it comes to the carrying the emotional weight of the production. And perhaps it was unfair to ask so much of Underwood, to have to make Maria’s journey in three scant hours — where Andrews had weeks of production — while enduring costume changes and remembering choreography and trying not to look at the prompter and not step on anyone’s lines or feet. Underwood nails the look of a virginal almost-nun, but goes no deeper than that. Blank stares and placid smiles.
: Unsurprisingly, it turns out that people who perform in musical theatre for a living are pretty good at musical theatre.
Daily Beast: The Harsh Sound of Music
: Was Carrie Underwood a good Maria? No. Was NBC's decision to do a live staging of 'The Sound of Music' a good one? Maybe not. Was it fun anyway? Actually, kinda.
: Ranking the songs of "The Sound of Music" (both versions!)
: That's a hard song to sing when millions of people are watching you, many of them want you to fail, it involves yodeling, and you're doing parts of it lying on your belly on a bed. She's not untalented as a singer, whether her style is your thing or not.
This is what happened to the original movie cast
DiGiorno Pizza's social media team live-tweeted the show.