My family and I hardly ever turn on the TV to watch regular television, but during the Thanksgiving Day Parade (which we watch every year) I saw commercials for The Sound of Music Live and decided that I would like to watch it.
I forget where we went that evening, but it was getting very close to 8pm on the ride home and I was worried we were going to miss the show. Thankfully, when I turned the TV on, Maria was only half way through singing "The Hills Are Alive"
I sat back, completely thrilled with it all, and turned up the volume.
Somewhere in the world, Carrie Underwood was singing it, live. And it was on my TV.
It was kind of crazy to wrap my head around.
The next two pictures are so fun to look at.
It's the actors, in simple clothes, practicing for the big day, and the second photo is them in character that aired live.
After the Sound of Music Live was over I got on facebook and all my friends were making very negative statuses about The Sound of Music Live.
I noticed that everyone was comparing it very harshly to the original Sound of Music with Julie Andrews.
I think my friends weren't able to see what the Sound of Music Live was truly all about.
It was never intended to be greater than the original Sound of Music, it was nearly a play, that was put on live on the television and brought the theater live right into your home.
The sets were exquisite, the outfits were charming, and I loved how it made me feel like I was sitting in the theater, watching this all take place on stage.
I think if people had that perspective on it, maybe they would have liked it better.
I don't know, but I thought it was wonderful, and I enjoyed every second of it.
I'm absolutely in love with the play, and I'm sure I'll be purchasing the dvd when it comes out.