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How do you solve a problem like Maria? “The Sound of Music” fans everywhere have been long awaiting the answer to that question, first posed by Rogers and Hammerstein in their 1959 stage musical, adapted to film in 1965. Well country fans, Carrie Underwood may finally help answer that age old question, as Carrie will be portraying Austrian aspiring nun turned nanny, otherwise known as Fraulein Maria, in a live re-make of the classic movie. The live broadcast will air during the 2013 holiday season on NBC. Robert Greenblatt, the Chairman of NBC Entertainment, stated “Speaking for everyone at NBC, we couldn’t be happier to have the gifted Carrie Underwood take up the mantle of the great Maria von Trapp. She was an iconic woman who will now be played by an iconic artist.”
Congratulations to Carrie for signing on to such an exciting project! We have no doubt that Carrie will do the role of Maria Von Trapp great justice, as Julie Andrews did in the original screenplay.
This particular Keepin’ It Country writer could not be more excited about this adaptation of “The Sound of Music,” as the movie is, admittedly, one of MY absolute favorite things (along with raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, of course). Do we have any other diehard “The Sound of Music” fans out there who are already x’ing the days off their calendars for next year’s holiday season, counting down the days until this live broadcast will air? Let us know!