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The Sound Of Worry: Carrie Underwood, Etc., Fuss About Live Telecast

When NBC airs "The Sound of Music" on Dec. 5, the show will be live, but the hills will be "props," according to this post's headline (playing of course on the eponymous song's first line, "The hills are alive...") Live musical broadcasts are hardly the norm in TV, so everyone from the actors to production folks are worrying: “I have three hours to screw up,” notes Beth McCarthy-Miller, director. More fun quotes and behind-the-scenes scuttlebutt in this post, including the news that Carrie Underwood, who stars as Maria, is nervous about her dance scene with Stephen Moyer’s Captain von Trapp.

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