First Look At Carrie Underwood In NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC

First Look At Carrie Underwood In NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSICThe very first promotional poster featuring country music superstar and American Idol winner Carrie Underwood as Maria Von Trapp in NBC's highly anticipated live TV production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's cherished classic THE SOUND OF MUSIC has just been released.

Donning a braided blonde hairstyle with a Viennese aire as well sporting a comely corseted costume evoking the era - to say nothing of the location and character - Underwood rhapsodically smiles with arms outstretched as she is framed by a wide open blue sky and vast expanse of mountain peaks below.

Additionally, the ad boasts, "The family classic comes alive again!" in a wink to the famous lyrics of the title song.

Check out the original Twitter post here.

Last week, a casting call went out to find actors to portray the children that make up the Von Trapp clan.

Last month, it was reported that Stephen Moyer would essay the role of Captain Von Trapp.

Of note, it was also announced today that joining the film will be Audra McDonald as Mother Abbess, Laura Benanti as Elsa and Christian Borle as Max. More on that story is available 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.

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

View a larger version of the poster for Carrie Underwood in THE SOUND OF MUSIC below.

First Look At Carrie Underwood In NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC

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Pat Cerasaro Pat Cerasaro contributes exclusive scholarly columns including InDepth InterViews, Sound Off, Theatrical Throwback Thursdays, Flash Friday and Flash Special as well as additional special features, world premiere clips and extensive news coverage. His work for the site has appeared in The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, US Weekly, The Biography Channel, NBC and more. He also wrote and directed two sold-out 2014 BroadwayWorld charity concert events featuring all-star casts, EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAYWORLD.COM: A JULE STYNE TRIBUTE and THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM.