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From Julie Andrews to Carrie Underwood, 50 Years of Solving a Problem Like Maria

From Julie Andrews to Carrie Underwood, 50 Years of Solving a Problem Like Maria

Originally posted 03/06/2015 07:25AM

How do you solve a problem like Maria? For the producers of The Sound of Music, which hit theaters fifty years ago this week, the solution turned out to be Julie Andrews.

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Peter Pan Live Was No The Sound of Music Live

Peter Pan Live Was No The Sound of Music Live

Originally posted 12/05/2014 02:10PM

It's not easy being green.

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The Sound of Snark – er, Music – Takes Over Twitter

The Most Important Thing Online: The Sound of Music Takes Over Twitter

Originally posted 12/06/2013 02:00PM

The Sound of Music sounds suspiciously like the sound of snark.

Thursday night, the new version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical – which was later turned into the iconic 1965 movie starring Julie Andrews – aired live on NBC, with Carrie Underwood and True Blood's Stephen Moyer filling the shoes of Maria and Captain Von Trapp.

But, according to Twitter, the new Sound of Music wasn't really one of viewers' favorite things.

Everyone from Cameron Diaz to DiGiorno's Pizza got in the act, live-Tweeting commentary on the sets, costumes and, of course, how bad Nazis are (thanks for the insight, Cammie D!).

Check out the best of the night below:

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PEOPLE's TV Critic: A Live Sound of Music Without Much Life

Sound of Music Live Without Much Life, Says PEOPLE's TV Critic

Originally posted 12/06/2013 06:35AM

NBC's Sound of Music Live!, starring country star and American Idol winner Carrie Underwood as trilling, hill-hiking governess Maria von Trapp, was like a snow globe with scarcely any flakes.

You could turn it upside down and shake it, really shake it, but no magic ever swirled around that plastic Alpine scene.

I can't imagine it supplanting the 1965 movie, with Julie Andrews singing of warm woolen mittens and larks learning to pray in a voice so purely crystalline it can induce brain freeze.

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The Sound of Music Live! Recap: There Will Be Yodeling

The Sound of Music Live! Recap: There Will Be Yodeling

Originally posted 12/05/2013 11:00PM

Last night Broadway came to NBC with a live broadcast of the beloved musical The Sound of Music. The show lasted for three hours, but felt like 16 going on 17. That said, it was the perfect way to fill the void now that Smash has been cancelled.

Last night's show wasn't a re-telling of the more well-known film version, but was instead the stage version, meaning that for fans of the film, the story was abbreviated, the songs were in a different order and some new songs were added.

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VIDEO: Carrie Underwood's Dog Gives Her the 'Supper Stare-Down' | Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood's Dog Gives Her the 'Supper Stare-Down' (Video)

Originally posted 12/01/2013 08:30AM

Most dog owners will know that look. The penetrating store from your furry friend that says it's time for dinner, even though it's only the early afternoon.

Carrie Underwood shared a video of her dog Ace trying to telepathically force her to feed him. Watch it below.

"I get the 'supper stare-down' starting at about 4 o'clock!" the animal lover Tweeted.

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Carrie Underwood: I Trust Mike More than Anyone | Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood: I Trust Mike More than Anyone

Originally posted 11/07/2013 09:05AM

They may go weeks without seeing each other, but Carrie Underwood is very clear that trust is a non-issue in her marriage to hockey player Mike Fisher.

"If he goes to a bar with his friends, a tabloid is going to report about it. Same goes for me. Trust is what it is," the singer tells Redbook magazine.

“Either you trust someone or you don’t. And I’ve never trusted anyone more than I trust Mike,” she says.

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Guess Who's playing Capt. Von Trapp to Carrie Underwood's Maria in The Sound of Music | Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer

Stephen Moyer to Join Carrie Underwood on TV's Sound of Music

Originally posted 08/23/2013 04:10PM

The hills are alive … especially at night.

Stephen Moyer, best known as the vampire Bill Compton on HBO's True Blood, will play Capt. Von Trapp to Carrie Underwood's Maria in the live, three-hour NBC production of the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music, to air Dec. 5, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Depending on how dedicated you are to the 1965 film version of The Sound of Music – which starred Julie Andrews as Maria and Christopher Plummer at the Captain – this may or may not be music to your ears.

English actor Moyer, 43, recently played the role of crooked lawyer Billy Flynn in a Hollywood Bowl production of the musical Chicago. Now he is set to portray the stern Austrian widower who falls for the bubbly governess of his seven children, to be played by Underwood, 30.

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Will Carrie Underwood Bring Country Twang to The Sound of Music? | Carrie Underwood, Julie Andrews

Carrie Underwood to Star as Maria von Trapp on TV's The Sound of Music

Originally posted 11/30/2012 10:55AM

It sounds like mighty big gulp for a relative novice, but Carrie Underwood has been signed to play arguably the most-beloved nanny in the history of entertainment – in the most beloved musical of all time.

The country-singing fourth season American Idol winner, 29, will play Maria von Trapp in next year's live TV broadcast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music, it was announced Friday.

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