The Sound Of Music

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Third Wall Productions will be holding open auditions for their fall production of Rogers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music". 


Audition dates and times:
July 15, 22, 4:00-7:00 PM

July 16, 23, 7:00-9:00 PM

Callbacks are by invitation on 7/26, from 7:00-9:00 PM. 


Venue:
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
1108 Providence Road
Towson, MD 21286


For your audition, please prepare 24-32 measures of period appropriate music. Please bring a copy of your sheet music for the accompanist.

Those selected will be expected to attend all rehearsals as scheduled (excluding previously stated conflicts), mandatory attendance of "Tech Week" (daily evening rehearsal between 11/4 and 11/8) and all performances the weekends of 11/9-11/11 and 11/16-18. Schedules accommodated on a case by case basis.


Show Dates:
November 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18


Synopsis:
"The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time." - rnh.com


CAST:
(Character ages are guidelines as to how they should appear on stage not actual ages of the actors)


Maria Rainer (musical theatre mix/soprano, 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 (tenor/baritone, 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 (mezzo soprano, 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.


FEATURED CHARACTERS:
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.


LEAD CHILDREN’S ROLES:

Liesl von Trapp THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST


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) cute as a button.


CHORUS:
5-10 male chorus members (16-60+ years) – Nazi soldiers, neighbors, Salzburg citizens and Georg’s friends (of naval background).


5-10 female chorus members (16-60+ years) – Salzburg citizens, new postulant, nuns, novices, postulants and contestants in the Festival Concert.​