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The Sound of Music Live! Reviews

The Sound of Music Live!

Overview


Genre :

Musical

Release Date :

December 05, 2013 (TV Premiere)

Director :

Beth McCarthy, Rob Ashford

Starring :

Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer, Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti, Christian Borle, Grace Rundhaug, Joe West, Michael Nigro, Peyton Ella, Sophia Anne Caruso, Ella Watts-Gorman, Michael Campayno

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

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“..yet if it wasn't a completely successful experiment, it was still a worthy one. Surely at least a few viewers enjoyed spotting the differences between the film and the Broadway original, and appreciated the attempt, as the song says, to do something good..”
by Robert Bianco [USA Today]
“..it wasn't a singalong or a sacrilege or a slavish, shameless remake. It was a live performance of a legendary musical that felt muted and a little sad..”
by Alessandra Stanley [NY Times]
“..in terms of feeling like this production genuinely delivered, that's one mountain "The Sound of Music Live!" just couldn't climb..”
by Brian Lowry [Variety]
“..Carrie Underwood ably belts out the hits - but her acting leaves a hole where this live production's heart should've been..”
by Marc Bernardin [Hollywood Reporter]
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Reviewed by Richard Ouzounian [Toronto Star]
Reviewed by David Hinckley [NY Daily News]
Reviewed by Robert Lloyd [LA Times]

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