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Von Trapp Children Cast on NBC's Sound of Music Live!

Nov 1, 2013 11:00 AM ET
by Sadie Gennis

Carrie Underwood

The von Trapp family is adding seven new faces!

NBC’s live Sound of Music remake has cast Maria (Carrie Underwood) and Capt. Georg von Trapp’s (Stephen Moyer) children, the network announced Friday.

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The seven actors joining the cast are Ariane Rinehart (Liesl), Michael Nigro (Fredrich), Ella Watts-Gorman (Louisa), Joe West (Kurt), Sophia Caruso (Brigitta), Grace Rundhaug (Marta) and Peyton Ella (Gretl).

Also co-starring in the production are Audra McDonald (Mother Abbess), Laura Benanti (Elsa Schrader) and Christian Borle (Max Dettweiler).

The three-hour broadcast is executive-produced by Smash‘s Neil Meron and Craig Zadan and will premiere Thursday, Dec. 5 at 8/7c on NBC.