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Photo Flash: SOUND OF MUSIC Cast Performs at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

November 29
8:13 AM 2013

The nation's most beloved spectacle, the Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, returned for the 87th year of magic on Thursday, Nov. 28 (9 a.m.-noon) throughout the country on NBC. During the broadcast, viewers were treated to a sneak peek at NBC's exciting live broadcast of THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Below, check out photos from the performance of 'Sixteen Going on Seventeen' performed by Michael Campayno as Rolf, Ariane Rinehart as Liesl!

NBC's "The Sound of Music Live!," a three-hour live event, premieres on Thursday, December 5 at 8/7C. Six-time Grammy Award winner Carrie Underwood stars as Maria with "True Blood" star Stephen Moyer as Capt. Georg von Trapp plus 5-time Tony-Award winner Audra McDonald as Mother Abbess and you have a new version of this beloved Broadway musical classic.

Also co-starring are Tony Award winners Laura Benanti (Elsa Schrader) and Christian Borle (Max Dettweiler). The young cast set to play the von Trapp children are Ariane Rinehart (Liesl), Michael Nigro(Fredrich), Ella Watts-Gorman(Louisa), Joe West (Kurt), Sophia Anne Caruso (Brigitta), Grace Rundhaug (Marta) and Peyton Ella as young Gretl.

The live holiday spectacular is based on the original 1959 Broadway production of "The Sound of Music," starringMary Martin and Theodore Bikel, with a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. The iconic story centers on a young woman who leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the seven children of a naval officer widower.

"The Sound of Music Live!" is executive produced by Neil Meron and Craig Zadan. Beth McCarthy-Miller and Rob Ashford serve as co-directors. "The Sound of Music Live!" is produced by Universal Television.

Photos: Eric Liebowitz/NBC

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