NBC Breaks Records and Dominates Twitter with “Sound of Music Live”
Love it or hate it, NBC's "The Sound of Music Live" drew huge crowds and broke multiple records last night. It also inspired some of the funniest live tweets I've ever seen.
If you know me at all, then you probably know I am kind of a musical fanatic! My favorite movies as a kid were Oklahoma and Grease , and I've always harbored a secret crush on the Phantom from Phantom of the Opera (don't judge me.) Live theater is simply *magical*. That's why when I heard that NBC was planning to broadcast the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, The Sound of Music, on live television I was super excited.
Don't get me wrong, I did have my Carrie Underwood doubts. I mean the girl definitely can sing, but how would she compare in a role that so many people associate with the fabulous Julie Andrews? So last night, I tuned in, along with 5457457345 other curious Americans, anxious to see if Mrs. Underwood's acting chops were anywhere close to her amazing singing skills.
The verdict? Maybe not so much. She definitely was cast for her voice and celebrity status. However, with that being said, I thoroughly enjoyed the production, which was shot in warehouse that sits in Long Island. It was so refreshing to see something so innocent on prime time network television. And I wasn't the only one tuning in! According to reports, 18.5 million viewers tuned in, making it NBC’s most watched non-sports night on any night of the week since Jan. 15, 2007.
To see the rest of their hilarious tweets, check out their Twitter account. (Also, whoever is behind those tweets, let's be bffs.)
Overall, I'd say last night's production was a success for NBC. PLEASE take this as your cue to keep experimenting with live musicals! I'd like to see Zac Efron in a pair of cowboy boots singing "Oh What a Beautiful Morning" stat!
What did you think of the Sound of Music Live? Tweet me, @DaniOnUS105!