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Kid Performers Needed for "The Sound of Music" Show

Gardner, MA, United States
ID: 570532Exp: 8/13/2024
Description:

Seeking kids ages 7 and above for "The Sound of Music" Show. Please see the details below. About the project: Set against the backdrop of Austria on the brink of World War II, The Sound of Music follows the adventures of a problem named Maria, new governess for the von Trapp family, who turns everyone’s world (including her own) upside down, underscored by some of the most unforgettable songs ever composed for the stage – “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “The Lonely Goatherd,” “Climb Every Mountain,” and more! Whether you’re an avid fan or experiencing the show live on stage for the very first time, this unique theatrical event will enchant and delight you and your loved ones this holiday season. Additional info: Children: The directors will teach a vocal selection from the show and will have a short dance audition and possible readings from the script. Teens – Please prepare a short vocal selection in the style of the show (bring sheet music if the selection is not from the show). Dance audition for the roles of Liesl and Rolf Also, expect cold readings from the script for key roles. Performance Dates: November 29, 30, December 6, 7 at 7:30 PM; December 1 and 8 at 2 PM; Special Sensory-Friendly performance – December 7 @ 2 PM Tentative Rehearsal Schedule: Sundays from 6 – 9:00 PM; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 – 10:00 PM, Rehearsals starting September 12. If interested, please apply.

10 roles

Liesl Von TrappFemale16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Mezzo Soprano –Liesl is the eldest of the Von Trapp siblings. She is innocent, naïve, coy, flirtatious, headstrong, and infatuated with Rolf. She is pretty but unsophisticated and tends to think everything is wonderful. She has a maternal edge and cares deeply and lovingly for her younger siblings. Age to be played as: 16; Vocal range: E5 to B3 Vocal; good dancing skills

Rolf GruberMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

(Supporting): Baritone- Rolf is 17 and is the telegram delivery character friend of Liesl. He is self-important, boasting, a very pleasant young character, and somewhat aggressive but in a gentle way. Rolf has Hitler as his paternal role model and the Nazi regime as a future goal. He seems to know an enormous amount of what is going on because of his job and seems to relish his spying tactics. Vocal range: E5 to C4; good dancing skills

A New PostulantFemale16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

(Featured): Teenager – Mezzo Soprano A smart, well-dressed young person who has a walk-on moment only – no dialogue. Can come from the nun ensemble. Vocal range: E5 to B3

Nuns EnsembleFemale14-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Mezzo Soprano 20-25 nuns, novices, and postulants who live in the Nonnberg Abby. Age to be played: 14+; Vocal range: E5 to C4

Friedrich Von TrappMale13-14 y.o.All ethnicities

(Supporting): Early Teen – Tenor – Frederich is 14 and is proud to be a boy. He has a tough exterior and is trying to be “the man” of the family; he desperately needs his father. Vocal range: G5 to C4; must be able to move

Louisa Von TrappFemale12-13 y.o.All ethnicities

(Supporting): Early Teen – Mezzo Soprano – Louisa is 13, clever, and full of mischief. She is the master of pranks and enjoys pulling them on others. She is quite a tomboy, has a rebellious attitude, and misses her mother a great deal. Vocal range: G5 to C4; must be able to move

Kurt Von TrappMale10-11 y.o.All ethnicities

(Supporting): Child – Countertenor/falsetto – Kurt is 10. He wants to be 11 and introduces himself as “11-almost”. He is in the middle of the children. He often tries to act manly and is outspoken against the previous governesses. He is gentle and a peacemaker. Vocal range: G5 to C4; Vocal Technique: Falsetto, Yodeling; must be able to move

Brigitta Von TrappFemale8-10 y.o.All ethnicities

(Supporting): Child – Mezzo Soprano – Brigitta is 9. She is smart as a whip, very perceptive, and always tells the truth whether you like it or not. She is an avid reader and suspicious of “Uncle Max”. Vocal range: G5 to C4; must be able to move.

Marta Von TrappFemale6-8 y.o.All ethnicities

(Supporting): Child – Mezzo Soprano – Marta is 7. She is one of the quietest Von Trapps. She loves the color pink, is very inquisitive, smart and gentle. Vocal range: G5 to C4; must be able to move

Gretl Von TrappFemale5-6 y.o.All ethnicities

(Supporting): Child – Mezzo Soprano – Gretl is 5. She is the youngest Von Trapp. She is very quiet when first introduced by her father. She is sweet, loving, and wants attention. She must have the cute, adorable, and endearing factor. Vocal range: G5 to C4; must be able to move