Erm … back in December of last year we first learned that Country popstar Carrie Underwood would be starring in a new version of The Sound of Music. In April, it was clarified that this new version of The Sound of Music would NOT be a remake … it will be a live production of the story and music from the famed musical. Today … we get our first look at the just-released poster artwork for the production and, well, you kinda have to see it for yourself to believe it. Take a look below, won’t you?
The braids are pinned on top of her head, and she’s wearing a dirndl – yep, Carrie Underwood certainly looks the part in the newly released poster for The Sound of Music. The Grammy winner plays Maria, the role made famous by Julie Andrews, in NBC’s live production of the beloved musical. She’s starring opposite True Blood’s Stephen Moyer, who’ll be playing Captain von Trapp, the widower who falls for Maria when she becomes the governess to his seven kids. The new three-hour production is based on the Rogers & Hammerstein musical that ran on Broadway before being adapted for the 1965 hit film starring Andrews and Christopher Plummer.
Uh, yeah … hahaha. I don’t mean to laugh but c’mon, doesn’t this poster look silly? I guess it’s to be expected, any new production of The Sound of Music has to refer back to the source material so it really should come as no surprise that Carrie looks like the Swiss Miss. While I love musical theater, I’ve never been a big fan of The Sound of Music. Too many Nazis, for my liking. But Carrie Underwood is an amazing singer and I think she will do an excellent job as Maria. I am also really excited by the prospect of Stephen Moyer in the role of Captain von Trapp mainly because I had no idea he could sing. This production of The Sound of Music Live! will either be a huge holiday family hit or a massive bomb. I think I’ll be entertained either way so … bring it on. What do YOU think of this first look at Carrie as Maria. Are you impressed? Does this production look interesting to you or … not?