The Sound of Music Live!

  • Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Dec 5, 2013
Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Elisabeth Vincentelli
    Dec 6, 2013
    75
    The "American Idol" winner doesn’t have any theater experience, and she went on to do a lot better in the singing department than in the acting one.... If someone should be banned from singing ever again, it should be Moyer.... Cannily the producers surrounded our rookies with fairly charming kids and a formidable array of Broadway pros.
  2. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Dec 6, 2013
    70
    Underwood, in the role of Maria, didn't entirely succeed--acting is part of the bargain, after all. But NBC's live version of Richard Rodgers' and Oscar Hammerstein's beloved musical, staged at Grumman Studios in Bethpage, largely did.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. Dec 6, 2013
    10
    The production was flawless. Carrie Underwood and the cast did an amazing job. She singed with passion, her voice is simply incredible, andThe production was flawless. Carrie Underwood and the cast did an amazing job. She singed with passion, her voice is simply incredible, and she acted good. Full Review »
  2. Dec 7, 2013
    8
    My close friend showed me the original and I wasn't so enthusiastic but at the end I changed my perspective and thought it was great. Plus IMy close friend showed me the original and I wasn't so enthusiastic but at the end I changed my perspective and thought it was great. Plus I couldn't get the tunes out of my head. This I thought was going to be a train wreck because it was payed by a TV station. But I was wrong. Aside from some funky looking sets and some aspects forgotten from the original, it was definitely a great remake. I loved the songs and thought they did a pretty good job. Full Review »
  3. Dec 6, 2013
    8
    Carrie Underwood gave a strong and passionate vocal performance (10), but the speaking parts and overall acting was lacking (6). I'll settleCarrie Underwood gave a strong and passionate vocal performance (10), but the speaking parts and overall acting was lacking (6). I'll settle on an 8 for the overall. The supporting cast was perfect. Full Review »