My endearment toward the musical, "The Sound of Music", goes clear back to when my twin sister and I were babies...and when our little brother joined our family when we were 2-1/2 years old.
Guess what song my parents sang to us each night when they tucked us into bed?
When our oldest, Kelsi, was a baby, you can probably figure out which song we sang to her each night:
In fact, we still sing Edelweiss to our girls occasionally when we say goodnight to them at bedtime. Even as teenagers, they love it - along with the back scratches we give them while we sing. ☺
As a junior higher, I loved playing music from my mom's The Sound of Music piano book. Some of the songs were a bit too difficult for me, but I still enjoyed trying to play them.
Now my daughter, Brittany, has fun playing out of the same book!
When I heard that NBC was going to remake The Sound of Music, I was skeptical - yet curious. What I didn't realize at first was that this was going to be a LIVE event, on stage, as if I was sitting down in my living room, watching a live Broadway show! Wow. There will be no "Take 2" on Thursday night. That takes courage these days!
Hmm...can anything top the original movie? The acting? The original soundtrack?
Well, I decided to find out. I watched The Making of The Sound of Music Live to see if I could get any clues about whether or not the new, live version would be worth my time. I really enjoyed seeing the casting of the characters take place. As far as the actual acting goes, I can't really tell. I'll have to wait until Thursday night to find out...but the dancing looks wonderful!
After listening to portions of the songs from The Sound of Music on iTunes (not an affiliate link), I can wholeheartedly state that I believe the new music is as good as the original. It is simply beautiful!
I'm so excited about watching The Sound of Music - LIVE this Thursday that I've invited some friends over to have a The Sound of Music LIVE Viewing Party with me. Fun!
I'd love to let you in on what I have planned for that night, including dinner, but I don't want to give it away to my friends just yet. So stay tuned! I'll be sharing here how we celebrated the release of this new classic musical with our friends.
Here's a little preview of the upcoming LIVE broadcast this Thursday evening, December 5th at 8 p.m. (7 p.m. Central) on NBC. I hope you can work The Sound of Music - LIVE into your evening on Thursday! Let me know what you thought of it.
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