'Sound of Music' hit a high note for family entertainment

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  • islandboy Honolulu, HI
    Dec. 9, 2013 9:20 p.m.

    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.

  • rlsintx Plano, TX
    Dec. 7, 2013 11:46 a.m.

    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.

  • E Sam Provo, UT
    Dec. 7, 2013 11:29 a.m.

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

  • U-tar Woodland Hills, UT
    Dec. 7, 2013 12:18 a.m.

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

  • joy Logan, UT
    Dec. 6, 2013 10:29 p.m.

    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.

  • MoJules Florissant, MO
    Dec. 6, 2013 8:50 p.m.

    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.

  • tabuno Clearfield, UT
    Dec. 6, 2013 8:16 p.m.

    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.

  • IndeMak South Jordan, UT
    Dec. 6, 2013 7:26 p.m.

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