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"The Sound of Music Live!" is just that.

It's decidedly not a remake of the 1965 movie. Carrie Underwood is not trying to be Julie Andrews, nor is Stephen Moyer trying to be Christopher Plummer.

No one is making that mistake.

Rather, NBC's three-hour production on Thursday (Dec. 5) is intended as an event, the sort for which people once gathered around a television instead of catching up with on their phones.

Underwood, like most folks, grew up watching the movie.

"I don't think I could remember the first time I saw it," she tells Zap2it on a break from rehearsals.

Tucked away in a ballet studio in lower Manhattan, the cast worked for four weeks before heading out to a Long Island set to rehearse another two weeks until the big day.

Wearing hot pink leggings, a gray sweatshirt and green sneakers, but in full makeup because of a morning talk show appearance, »

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