Afternoon, readers! So way back when we talked a lot about the casting of Carrie Underwood and Stephan Moyer as Maria and Captain von Trapp in the upcoming live telecast of NBC’s The Sound of Music. Now, the casting of the children has been introduced. In case you missed the headlines in this past week, here is the announcement. nbc’s sound of music von trapp childrenIntroducing the von Trapp Children #FWarchives Click To Tweet
“The Sound of Music Live!” stars six-time Grammy Award winner Carrie Underwood as Maria and “True Blood” star Stephen Moyer as Capt. Georg von Trapp. Moyer recently headlined in the stage version of the musical “Chicago” at the Hollywood Bowl.
Also co-starring are Tony Award winners Audra McDonald (Mother Abbess), 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 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,” starring Mary 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.
Since the closest I’ve gotten to Broadway is local live productions (which have actually been quite good!), I am unfamiliar with these names and faces. That being said, I’m still thrilled to watch this play out.
Your turn. Are you excited about this upcoming production? What do you think about NBC’s Sound of Music von Trapp children cast? Do you recognize any of them? Are they in anything you like? Will you be watching NBC’s Sound of Music: Live! Comment all of your thoughts below.