Scoop: THE SOUND OF MUSIC on ABC - Sunday, December 18, 2016
The ABC Television Network will air The Sound of Music, the Rodgers & Hammerstein cinematic treasure, on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18 (7:00-11:00 p.m. EST). Celebrate the Oscar®-winning classic and sing-a-long to popular favorites Edelweiss, My Favorite Things, Climb Every Mountain, Do-Re-Mi, Sixteen Going on Seventeen, The Lonely Goatherd, and The Sound of Music. Based on the real-life von Trapp family, who fled their home to escape the Nazis in 1938, Maria is a young woman who has left the Austrian convent to work for Navy captain Georg Von Trapp. As governess to his seven unruly children, Maria soon finds herself falling for their father. The Sound of Music stars Julie Andrews as Maria von Trapp, Christopher Plummer as Captain George von Trapp, Eleanor Parker as Baroness Elsa Schraeder, Richard Haydn as Max Detweiler, Charmian Carr as Liesl von Trapp, Nicholas Hammond as Friedrich von Trapp, Heather Menzies as Louisa von Trapp, Duane Chase as Kurt von Trapp, Angela Cartwright as Brigitta von Trapp, Debbie Turner as Marta von Trapp, Kym Karath as Gretl von Trapp, Peggy Wood as Mother Abbess, Anna Lee as Sister Margaretta, Portia Nelson as Sister Berthe, Marni Nixon as Sister Sophia, Daniel Truhitte as Rolfe, and Ben Wright as Herr Zeller. The Sound of Music was directed and produced by Robert Wise, with screenplay by Ernest Lehman, from the stage musical with music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. The Sound of Music is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABCs selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.