THE SOUND OF MUSIC Recording Sessions Round-Up! Carrie Underwood, Neil Meron & More Tweet
NBC's upcoming live TV event showcasing country music superstar Carrie Underwood in Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC is the must-see musical event of the season for movie musical fans and the producers of the broadcast as well as the star herself have taken to social media to share a few peeks behind the scenes at the current recording sessions for the studio album set to be released two days prior to the live TV production.
Earlier today, executive producer Neil Meron shared a series of shots depicting the recording booth, the orchestra tuning up and even the musical director himself, David Chase, while the official SOUND OF MUSIC Twitter provided a look at Meron and his longtime producing partner Craig Zadan in the booth as well as a photo of Chase conducting the orchestra.
Carrie Underwood herself posted a montage pic of the orchestra, some of the various labeled knobs of the mixing board and the sheet music for "My Favorite Things" along with the caption, "Fun in the studio!"
Of note, yesterday, some of the ladies portraying the nuns in the TV film posted photos to social media, as well, as reported by BroadwayWorld 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."
View the new behind the scenes look at recording the new THE SOUND OF MUSIC soundtrack below.
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