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Sing With Carrie Underwood! THE SOUND OF MUSIC Fan Music Video Contest Now Open

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Sing With Carrie Underwood! THE SOUND OF MUSIC Fan Music Video Contest Now OpenThe most eagerly anticipated musical event this Christmas for many Broadway babies is undoubtedly NBC's live TV presentation of Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic family-friendly musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC starring country music superstar Carrie Underwood and a new video submission contest kicks off today in promotion of it, with the grand prize being the opportunity to appear in a SOUND OF MUSIC-themed music video with Maria Von Trapp herself, Ms. Underwood!

The official description of THE SOUND OF MUSIC music video contest is as follows: "Do you want to star in a music video with Carrie Underwood, Mike Tompkins & Chester See? This is your chance to be included in a music video for The Sound of Music! Sing your do-re-mis for a chance to be a part of the next Mike Tompkins music video, with guest star Chester See, The Sound of Music star Carrie Underwood and many more surprise guests. For a chance to participate, send us a video of you singing along to the instructional video by Mike Tompkins. Your submission will be entered into consideration for the final music video. Hurry! Watch The Sound of Music Live! starring Carrie Underwood, Thursday Dec 5 on NBC."

More information on THE SOUND OF MUSIC music video contest is available at the official site here.

The official description of THE SOUND OF MUSIC soundtrack and live TV event is as follows: "Sony Masterworks proudly releases the companion soundtrack to NBC's live broadcast of "The Sound of Music," based on the classic stage musical. The three-hour live production, starring six-time Grammy Award winner Carrie Underwood as Maria von Trapp, will air December 5. The cast also includes Audra McDonald ("Private Practice"), who has won five Tony Awards and two Grammys, as Mother Abbess; Stephen Moyer ("True Blood"), who will play Capt. Georg von Trapp; Tony Award winner Christian Borle ("Smash"), who will portray von Trapp family friend Max Detweiler; and Tony winner Laura Benanti ("Go On"), who will portray Elsa Schrader, the captain s onetime fiancee. "The Sound of Music" Music From the NBC Television Event features studio recordings of all the musical numbers performed in the live broadcast, including Rodgers and Hammerstein favorites "The Sound of Music," "My Favorite Things," 'Do-Re-Mi," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" and "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," among others. "The Sound of Music," set in the 1930's before and during "Anschluss" when the Nazi's annexed Austria, is based on the romantic true story of Maria von Trapp, an aspiring nun who leaves the abbey to become a governess for the widower Capt. von Trapp's seven children. She soon finds herself falling in love with her employer and questioning her religious calling. It premiered on Broadway in 1959 where it broke box-office records and won the Tony Award for best musical. The 1965 film adaptation won the Oscar for best picture."

Pre-order THE SOUND OF MUSIC soundtrack here and THE SOUND OF MUSIC on DVD here.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller and Rob Ashford, produced by Craig Zadan & Neil Meron, airs on December 5 at 8 PM on NBC.

See my 2013 InDepth InterView with Craig Zadan & Neil Meron about THE SOUND OF MUSIC and much, much more from earlier this year, available here.

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Pat Cerasaro Pat Cerasaro is BroadwayWorld's Chief Interviewer and Senior Editor, contributing exclusive columns including InDepth InterViews, Sound Off, Flash Fridays as well as additional special features and extensive news coverage. His work for the site has appeared in The New York Times, US Weekly, The Biography Channel, NBC and more.