I don’t even know who Carrie Underwood is tho the name is familiar.
I saw an ad for the musical and it showed her singing for maybe 10 seconds or less. I was surprised how good she sounded and she looks good too. Now if she can just act.
We put on a live performance of the Sound of Music in High School in the late 60’s.
I love Carrie. Sorry I missed it.
Oh, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!!! So happy it did this well. I love plays and musicals and this is a wonderful direction for TV!
You never know what new technology will bring. This is a chance to see beautiful art right on your couch, live. (Or three hours post live.). Who knew this would be an answer for the stupid networks!?
I loved the production. Sure, Carrie underwood can’t really act very well, but she sang the heck out of the songs and so did everyone else. More!!
Yes, doing a live show in front of 18 million people is pretty edgy. Good show.
Seven sets were constructed on a massive soundstage in Long Island and had to be arranged in a way that would make sense for the narrative but would not require cast members to run too far between scenes.
Grumman Studios to be specific. I work right next door and had no idea what was going on there.
I hope it is successful. I’d love to see more live productions. Live theater, broadway shows... Even smaller-town productions. There’s a buck to be made I think. I hope so.
I watched it, and enjoyed it, but then I like the local high school and college musicals too.
Still, it was hard not to think about that beautiful opening of the movie starring Julie Andrews. It just couldn’t compete with that. Still I enjoyed it, and wouldn’t put it down.
It was certainly better than the drivel one usually sees on NBC.
Be careful. They do this all the time. One success and they believe that everybody will watch everyone they churn out. They tried to replicate “Friends” many many times only to fail. Once American Idol was a huge success, they decided to put on millions of reality singing shows and only a few had even modest success compared to American Idol. They did this with “Who wants to be a Millionaire”. It was successful once a week so they decided to put it on more and more and ended up failing (at night). Jay Leno was a relatively successful Late Night Host at 2330 at night. So they decided to put him on a 10 o’clock every night and it failed miserably. Too much of a god thing often backfires. My recommendation would be once a year put on a production like the Sound of Music and do not do it more often or it will end up failing.
The hills are alive y’all with the sound of music.....