Upcoming Auditions

Due to the large response, an extra audition date, Monday, June 3rd at 6:30 p.m. will be utilized

Call backs, if needed, will be on Monday, June 10th at 6:30 p.m.

Parent/Guardian/Cast must attend the meeting at St. Matthew's on Sunday, June 23rd, at

1:00 p.m., please.

 

See below this paragraph for the songs to practise for auditions

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and the title number, The Sound of Music won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars. The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows an ebullient postulate who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire von Trapp family must make a moral decision.

Please note: The age ranges listed are the characters’ ages, not necessarily the ages of the actors. Click on the song name to listen to it.

LEAD ADULT CHARACTERS:
Maria Rainer (musical theatre mix/soprano, some dance,  20-35 A postulant at Nonnberg Abbey – young, free spirited, warm, gentle and kind with much determination.

Captain Georg von Trapp (baritone, moves well, 35-45)  A retired Austrian naval captain. Polished, yet very military in the way he runs his life to repress his sadness over the death of his wife; underneath, he is warm, understanding, and determined.

Max Detweiller (Not singing, moves well, 30+)  Charming and vital; a man of sophistication who enjoys the good life; true and loyal friend to the von Trapp family.

Elsa Schrader (Not singing, moves well, 35-45) A baroness of taste and elegance, sophisticated, dignified and mature. 

Mother Abbess (legit soprano, wide vocal range, 40+, very strong actress)  Motherly, understanding, strong and authoritative, but kind.

SONGS TO PRACTISE  (for specific roles):  Click on the song name to listen to the MP3.

AT AUDITION YOU WILL NOT BE REQUIRED TO SING A WHOLE SONG - JUST ENOUGH TO GIVE US A FEEL FOR YOUR VOICE.

 

CHILDREN ONLY NEED TO SING THE CHORUS OF DO RE ME OR SO LONG, FAREWELL, NOT THE VERSES 

Maria - Sound of Music (instrumental), I Have Confidence (instrumental)

Captain Von Trapp - Edelweiss (instrumental), Something Good (instrumental)

Mother Abbess - Climb Every Mountain (instrumental)

 

FEATURED CHARACTERS:
Song to Practise:  - Maria (instrumental)

Sister Berthe (alto, moves well)  Mistress of Novices, prudish, straight laced with a quick tongue, she is less tolerant than other nuns.

Sister Margaretta (mezzo, moves well)  Mistress of Postulants, very kind, understanding and concerned.

Sister Sophia (soprano, moves well)  Neither demanding nor critical, sticks with the rules.

 

Franz (non-singing, 30+  The von Trapp butler, rather formal but not without spirit, he is very German and loyal to the Fascist cause.

Frau Schmidt (non-singing, 30+)  The housekeeper, stoic, very little personality; she does her job efficiently but without affection. Strong and somewhat dominating.

Herr Zeller (non-singing, 40+)  Stern and unsmiling, a typical Nazi official whose primary concern is to see that everyone toes the line.

 

Rolf Gruber (low tenor, dance, 17)  Suitor to Liesl, telegram delivery boy, later Nazi soldier. A very pleasant young man, somewhat aggressive but in a gentle way.

Song to Practise Sixteen Going on Seventeen (instrumental)

 

LEAD CHILDREN’S ROLES:
All children, apart from their character description must be able to be conservative with their emotions and “serious.”

Songs to Practise Do-re-mi (instrumental),  So Long, Farewell (instrumental)       
                      Liesl - Sixteen Going on Seventeen (instrumental)

Liesl von Trapp (mezzo, some dance 16)  The oldest child, blossoming into a young lady with an interest in boys. She has a maternal edge to her and cares very deeply for her younger siblings.

Friedrich von Trapp (age 14)  Tough exterior, very much trying to be “the man” of the family.

Louisa von Trapp (age 13)  Rebellious attitude.

Kurt von Trapp (age 10, falsetto)  Gentle and mischievous.

Brigitta von Trapp (age 9)  Smart, reads a lot.

Marta von Trapp (age 7)  Very sweet and gentle.

Gretl von Trapp (age 6)  Must have the cute factor.

CHORUS - Song to Practise Maria (instrumental)

 

More information to follow about Sound of Music

 

 

SPRING AUDITIONS (play to be announced)

 

We've had to make a change in our season and will be doing a spring play that will include children, teens, adults and seniors so stay tuned here for further announcements 

AUDITIONS FOR SPRING PLAY

NOV. 4TH OR 7TH 6:30 P.M., 2024



 

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