"I don’t think people would be upset if they went to a Broadway show of “The Sound of Music” (and it was someone other than Julie Andrews). We are just providing a different way to see it and fall in love with it. I really hope people cut us all some slack. I hope people realize that we are not re-creating the movie. This is not a re-make. I hear that word and it makes me cringe. The movie does not need to be re-made. I can’t wait to show my kids the movie.
But I really hope people will gain an appreciation for things that are live, for live singing, for musicals. I would have just died to be able to see something like this on my TV growing up because we didn’t have any great theatre nearby that I could go and see live productions. So I think of all the little me’s out there watching on Dec. 5, it will be great for them.”