NBC’s highly anticipated live TV production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic family-friendly musical The Sound of Music kicked off rehearsals in New York City this week and executive producer Neil Meron has shared the first look of Carrie Underwood on the set and some behind the scenes sneak peeks via his Twitter page.
“eavesdropping behind closed door listening to @carrieunderwood & @AudraEqualityMc sing MY FAVORITE THINGS for first time. #soundofmusic wow!”.
A NBC spokesperson also revealed new details about production sayting the cast will be comprised of 61 members, including 4 understudies and 6 Von Trapp children.
Adding, “There is no live audience and no proscenium. Instead, the show will look like a film with all the action played live and in sequence.”
“Major set or costume changes will be made during commercial breaks, but several changes will happen instantaneously during the filming. If something goes wrong in the live filming, that’s the way it will be broadcast.”
“All of the singing will be live, and the music – using a 40-piece orchestra – will be prerecorded in order to ensure the best mix of the instruments.”
“The Sound of Music” will air on December 5 at 8 PM on NBC.