A First Look at NBC's Sound of Music Live Remake

From executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Hairspray, Chicago) comes an instant holiday classic: The Sound of Music, based on the original Broadway musical and starring Grammy winner Carrie Underwood.

Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer star as Maria and Captain von Trapp in this beloved story of the young novice who falls in love with Captain von Trapp and his seven children, set against the backdrop of Nazi-occupied Austria. The jewel in the Rodgers and Hammerstein crown, The Sound of Music contains some of the most famous songs ever written for the stage, including The Sound of Music, My Favorite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Sixteen Going on Seventeen, Climb Every Mountain and Edelweiss.

This new version of The Sound of Music will be a faithful adaptation of the original stage musical, to retell the story for a whole new generation. And more than that, it will be broadcast live, adding a whole new level of immediacy and excitement. Get ready to reintroduce your family to the most joyful, most emotional and most musical family adventure of them all.

The three-hour telecast of  the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical classic, "The Sound of Music Live!" will be broadcast at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) on Thursday, Dec. 5.

The live holiday spectacular is based on the original 1959 Broadway production of The Sound of Music, starring Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel.

The music and lyrics for The Sound of Music were written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, respectively, with a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. The iconic story centers on a young woman who leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the seven children of a widowed naval officer .