THE SOUND OF MUSIC – CHILDREN
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp
November 7, 2019–January 5, 2020, goes into rehearsal October 15, 2019
STANLEY INDUSTRIAL ALLIANCE STAGE
THE FAMILY-FRIENDLY MUSICAL MASTERPIECE
The hills are alive! One of the most powerful and romantic musicals of all time, The Sound of Music brims with beloved tunes such as “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” and “Edelweiss.” Journey along with the spirited Maria, who takes a governess position with the von Trapp family, falling first for the children and then the widower Captain von Trapp himself, all against the stirring backdrop of pre-WWII Austria.
Directed by Ashlie Corcoran, Musical Director Ken Cormier, Choreographer Shelley Stewart Hunt.
Casting strong singer, dancer/movers for the following roles:
Friedrich von Trapp
Age 14. Friedrich is desperate to become a man in a family of girls, surrounded by nannies, and often missing his absent father.
Louisa von Trapp
Age 13. Clever, and full of mischief. Louisa is the master of practical jokes, and has played countless pranks on a whole slew of governesses preceding Maria.
Kurt von Trapp
Age 10. Kurt wants to be 11, and introduces himself as “11-almost.” He has a strong sense of fairness, and keeps his siblings in line. He wants very much to learn how to be an adult, and asks Maria for help learning how to dance like the grown-ups. Kurt dances the Leander with Maria, until the Captain cuts in.
Brigitta von Trapp
Age 9. Brigitta is smart as a whip, very perceptive and always tells the truth—even when it may be inappropriate. It is Brigitta who points out to Maria that she and the Captain might be falling in love.
Marta von Trapp
Age 7. Marta is one of the quietest von Trapp. Marta turns seven during the course of the play.
Gretl von Trapp
Age 5. Gretl is the youngest von Trapp. She is very quiet when she first meets people, and she just wants to be loved. Has never really known a mother—her own mother died when she was extremely young, and so she becomes attached to Maria very easily.
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: Those auditioning will be asked to read and sing from the text participate in a dance call.
Please send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating in the subject line “THE SOUND OF MUSIC Submissions” and the role that you wish to read for. Please include one PDF file with a combined current photo and resume. Deadline July 1, 2019, auditions will be held on July 18, 2019.
Statement of diversity:
The Arts Club Theatre Company encourages submissions from artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities.