THE SOUND OF MUSIC AUDITIONS

AUDITION INFORMATION

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

MUSIC BY RICHARD ROGERS
LYRICS BY OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II
BOOK BY HOWARD LINDSAY AND RUSSELL CROUSE

In THE SOUND OF MUSIC, the race of the characters is not pivotal to the plot. Except where historical significance, age, gender or racial specificity are required by the narrative, all actors will be considered for open roles regardless of gender identity, age or race. While casting decisions are subjective and driven by the vision of the director and the creative team, Civic Theatre is committed to a diverse and inclusive cast, crew and staff whenever possible. However, we are often contractually constrained from making substantive changes to characters. While we may actively seek a diverse cast, actors should be prepared to execute portrayals in accordance with the script. 

AUDITION FORM

VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

At this time, only individuals who are FULLY VACCINATED are eligible to audition for this production.

If you are eligible to receive a COVID Booster, you will be required to get boosted prior to the beginning of rehearsal.

Audition Dates

Auditions : January 9 & 10, 2023 @ 7pm

Beginning December 12, 2022, our online addition form will be available. You will fill out the form completely, including conflicts (required), headshot and resumé (not required). You will have the opportunity to select your audition date. 24 hours before your selected date, you will be provided with a specific time. Video auditions will be accepted. In general, we cannot arrange for individual times outside of the scheduled auditions. Should we deem it necessary, we may schedule alternate dates, at a later time. 

Callbacks TBD

AUDITION FORM

Details

Director: Anne Beck
Music Director: Brent E. Marty
Choreographer: Anne Beck

Production Dates

Rehearsals: February 26 - April 6, 2023

In general, rehearsals will be held Sunday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm and Monday through Thursday 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm. There may be Friday evening or Saturday afternoon rehearsals in the early weeks. All actors are not called for all rehearsals. The actual schedule will be determined once the show is cast. NOTE: Days and Times on the conflict list can give a more detailed idea of ALL rehearsal days and times up to Opening Night. Use this for referencing and saving dates aside. You will find rehearsal dates and mark conflicts on the audition form.

Performances: April 28 - May 13

Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7pm, and Sundays at 2pm. There is one additional performance on May 13 at 2pm.


What To Prepare:

  • Please prepare 16 bars of a Musical Theatre song in the style of the show.  An accompanist will be provided.
  • Please be prepared to dance - you will be given an opportunity to change into comfortable clothing after your vocal audition
  • You will be asked to read a side from the show. Click here for audition sides.

SHOW SYNOPSIS

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 von Trapp, follows an ebullient postulate who serves as a governess to the seven children of the imperious Caption von Trapp, bringing music and job 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.


THE SOUND OF MUSIC CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS


All roles are available. All ages listed are "stage age."


Maria Rainer

A postulant at Nonnberg Abbey - young, free-spirited, warm, gentle and kind with much determination.

Gender: Female presenting
Age: 20-30
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Captain Georg von Trapp

A retired Austrian naval captain. Polished, yet very military in the way he runs his live to repress his sadness over the death of his wife. Underneath, he is warm, understanding, and determined. 

Gender: Male presenting
Age: 35-45
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F#2/Gb2

Max Detweiller

Charming and vital; a man of sophistication who enjoys the good life; true and loyal friend to the von Trapp family.

Gender: Male presenting
Age: 30-50
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: D3

Elsa Schrader

A baroness of taste and elegance, sophisticated, dignified and mature.

Gender: Female presenting
Age: 35-45
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: D4

Mother Abbess

Motherly, understanding, strong and authoritative, but kind.

Gender: Female presenting
Age: 40-60
Vocal range top: G#5/Ab5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Sister Berthe

Mistress of Novices, prudish, straight laced with a quick tongue. She is less tolerant than the other nuns.

Gender: Female presenting
Age: Flexible
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Sister Margaretta

Mistress of Postulants, very kind, understanding and concerned.

Gender: Female presenting
Age: Flexible
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Sister Sophia

Neither demanding nor critical, sticks with the rules.

Gender: Female presenting
Age: Flexible
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Franz

The von Trapp butler, rather formal but not without spirit. He is very German and loyal to the Fascist cause.

Gender: Male presenting
Age: 30-50

Frau Schmidt

The housekeeper, stoic, very little personality. She does her job efficiently, but without affection. Strong and somewhat dominating.

Gender: Female presenting
Age: 30-50

Herr Zeller

Stern and unsmiling, a typical Nazi official whose primary concern is to see that everyone toes the line. 

Gender: Male presenting
Age: 20-25

Rolf Gruber

Suitor to Liesl, telegram delivery boy, later Nazi sold. A very pleasant young man, somewhat aggressive but in a gentle way.

Gender: Male presenting
Age: 17
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: C4

The von Trapp Children

Liesl (B3-E5, age 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 younger siblings.

Friedrich (C4-G5, age 14) Tough exterior, very much trying to be "the man" of the family.

Louisa (C4-G5, age 13) Rebellious attitude

Kurt (C4-G5, age 10, falsetto) Gentle and mischievous.

Brigitta (C4-G5, age 9) Smart, reads a lot.

Marta (C4-G5, age 7) Very sweet and gentle.

Gretl (C4-G5, age 6) Must have the cute factor.

Ensemble

Nazi soldiers, neighbors, Salzburg citizens, new postulant, nuns, novices, postulants, contestants in the Festival concert and Georg's friends.

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