'Oprah' reuniting 'The Sound of Music' cast for the first time in nearly 50 years

the-sound-of-music-320.jpgThe hills are alive with "The Sound of Music" -- Oprah Winfrey is reuniting the entire cast on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on Friday, Oct. 29. We say -- Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo!

The reunion will include stars Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, plus Charmian Carr (Liesl), Nicolas Hammond (Friedrich), Heather Menzies-Urich (Louisa), Duane Chase (Kurt), Angela Cartwright (Brigitta), Debbie Turner (Marta) and Kym Karath (Gretl). The cast will share secrets from the set and reminisce about their time together. The show will also welcome the real-life Von Trapp children to pay special tribute to the movie cast.

Furthermore, for the first time since 1973, "The Sound of Music" heads back into theaters nationwide to commemorate the 45th anniversary. It will be broadcast to nearly 500 movie theaters for a two-night-only engagement Tuesday, Oct. 19 and Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. local time.

We're kind of bummed Eleanor Parker (The Baroness) and Daniel Truhitte (Rolfe) weren't invited to the show, but it still has a few of our favorite things. Consider our calendars marked.

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