It is my sincere pleasure this evening to offer you a chance to win some really cool stuff! I have two giveaway packets for “The Sound of Music” that include a poster, T-shirt and CD featuring songs from the musical, including a few from Carrie Underwood.
Two lucky readers will win these “The Sound of Music” giveaway packets on December 5.
Winners will be selected from those who comment on this post between now and December 4; I’ll announce the winners on December 5, the same day the stage presentation will be broadcast live on NBC.
The stage performance will be broadcast live only once, at 8 p.m. Eastern Time December 5 on NBC. It’s quite a challenge, both for the cast and for the producers: As Carrie Underwood says, they’ll be singing and dancing “in front of the entire universe”!
“First Look,” the new promo video, has just been released and will give you an idea what to look forward to.
Below is the press release I’ve received, announcing the special live presentation.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Experience The Sound of Music live
Iconic musical arrives just in time for Christmas
ATLANTA, Nov. 13, 2013 – THE SOUND OF MUSIC, one of America’s most beloved musicals, will air live at 8 p.m. ET Thursday, Dec. 5 on NBC. The show features an all-star cast that features country music star Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer (“True Blood”) and Christian Borle (“Smash”), among others.
Underwood and Moyer star as Maria and Captain von Trapp, respectively, in this beloved story of the young novice who falls in love with Captain von Trapp and his seven children, set against the backdrop of Nazi-occupied Austria. The jewel in the Rodgers and Hammerstein crown, THE SOUND OF MUSIC contains some of the most famous songs ever written for the stage, including “The Sound of Music,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” “Climb Every Mountain” and “Edelweiss.”
From executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (“Smash,” “Hairspray,” “Chicago”) comes THE SOUND OF MUSIC, a faithful adaptation of the original stage musical that will retell the story for a whole new generation. And more than that, the three-hour show 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.
Check out a sneak-peak video of the show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8SsHK6mEjg.
Be sure to “like” THE SOUND OF MUSIC Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheSoundOfMusic.
And follow the show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SoundofMusic.
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Now, take a minute to post your comment here. Tell me what you remember about the old movie version with Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. Tell me your favorite scene. Compare Carrie’s voice with Julie’s. C’mon–two people will win all this cool stuff!