Quantcast

Comments about ‘'Sound of Music' hit a high note for family entertainment’

Return to article »

Published: Monday, Dec. 9 2013 5:30 p.m. MST

Comments
  • Oldest first
  • Newest first
  • Most recommended
IndeMak
South Jordan, UT

It was fun and the kids liked it. Who cares about critics? Families watched it and enjoyed it.

tabuno
Clearfield, UT

Initially I had problems with this live television broadcast. But as I continued to watch this performance, I recalled that this was a staged version, not a movie version. As a Broadway performance, there was an increasing charm and intimacy that I began to enjoy more and more. I am truly grateful to have watched this production after all these years. As an adult now, after having seen the movie as a child, I have gained a much greater appreciation for the musical lyrics. I really enjoyed this experience on its own. Fine job, considering the limitations of time and commercials.

MoJules
Florissant, MO

I saw the movie about 20 times, loved it, saw the play outdoors this summer and loved it. Tried to watch a stage production on TV, didn't like it at all. Live stage is not the same on a TV, it looks cheap and such. Also the first song really bothered me, there was not the rich low altos shining through, it was to strong in high voices and they kind of sounded shrieky at times. So we stopped before we started.

joy
Logan, UT

I liked Carrie Underwood but I do agree she needs a little more experience on stage.
I questioned some of the cast choices since I know there are better actor/singers out
there who would have improved it overall but it was so refreshing knowing I didn't have to
worry about anything inappropriate. You must remember Julie Andrews version was a movie in
which they could shot each scene over and over until it was perfect. There was no way a live
stage performance could come across on TV as well as if you were sitting in the audience.
Thank you NBC for giving us something besides all the trash on TV. I'd love to see more.

U-tar
Woodland Hills, UT

It didn't solve Maria's problem. Not sure why anyone would try to recreate perfection. Better than anything else on network TV though.

E Sam
Provo, UT

I thought it was hilarious. Carrie Underwood belting Do-Re-Me left me in stitches. The Sharknado of televised musicals.

rlsintx
Plano, TX

Prrops to NBC for trying to being live theater to a nation of people who no longer often see it. They'd have done better to get someone with stage experience though, as Carrie just didn't look natural much of the time even though her singing was awesome. Not bad. I hope they try another musical and make adjustments to train a generation of performers not used to seeing musicals like those of us who lived the 50's and 60's.

islandboy
Honolulu, HI

I couldn't watch more than 10 minutes of it. It inspired me to watch the original again. Indeed, it was a huge undertaking to try to recreate perfection.

to comment

DeseretNews.com encourages a civil dialogue among its readers. We welcome your thoughtful comments.
About comments