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NEW YORK (AP) - How do you solve a problem like preparing a classic Broadway musical for live TV?
If you're the stars of NBC's "The Sound of Music Live!" you practice hard and hear the clock ticking toward 8 p.m. EST on Dec. 5.
But, even so, they have confidence in confidence alone.
"Yeah, I get sweaty palms thinking about it," allows Christian Borle (who plays Max). "But it will be a kick! It will be an adrenaline rush!"
"I'm not worried about the actual production," echoes Stephen Moyer (Capt. von Trapp). "Yes, it will be nerve-racking. But the most important thing was that I said, `Yes, I'll do it.'"
Laura Benanti (Elsa) explains, "I have reframed nervousness to its second cousin, excitement. I don't know what this is gonna feel like. But I'm excited!"
"I'm really hoping that on Dec. 5 we will have done it so much that it'll feel like just another rehearsal," says Carrie Underwood (Maria). "Obviously, there'll be a heightened awareness of what's happening, but I'm hoping that it feels like `We've got this!' one last time."
And then, says Audra McDonald (Mother Abbess) confidently, "I think we'll all wake up the next day and say, `What happened?!'"
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