Carrie Underwood, winner of five Grammies and multiple other music awards, with sales of 15 million albums and 16 number-one singles and, of course, a winner of the American Idol TV show, is set to star as Maria Von Trapp on NBC's live broadcast of Rodgers & Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music" in the 2013 holiday season.
The story of the Von Trapp family's escape from Austria during World War II is famous for songs such as Edelweiss, My Favorite Things, and Do Re Mi. For cross country ski enthusiasts and fans of Stowe, Vt., the Trapp Family Lodge is the family legacy and the Sound of Music come to life.
Trapp Family Lodge’s Jennifer Vincent commented that the airing is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. She also announced the resort will host the Junior National Cross Country Ski Championships in March 2014.