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Carrie Underwood stars in 'The Sound of Music: Live' on NBC, Thu. Dec. 5

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Country superstar Carrie Underwood will take on the role of Maria von Trapp in "The Sound of Music: Live." The production is based on the original Broadway musical, with Stephen Moyer ("True Blood") starring as Captain von Trapp opposite Carrie. The special will air on NBC (Chico's channel 24), on Dec. 5 starting at 8:00 p.m. PT.

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"The Sound of Music" tells the true story of a young novice (Maria), who falls in love with Naval officer Captain von Trapp as she agrees to become a nanny for his seven children in Nazi-occupied Austria. Some of the most beloved songs come from this classic, including "The Sound of Music," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen," "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," "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. Three-hour live event.

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