Kevin Whitt & Ashley Raymer-Brown
Brian Douglas Barker
You are welcome to come to both days of auditions, but it is not required. If you come both days, you are not guaranteed to read the second day, depending on turn-out.
Sound of Music
Auditions: August 9th / 6-10 pm
and August 10th /1-5 pm
Potential Callbacks: August 12th
Read Through - August 29th
Rehearsals begin September 3rd
The age ranges listed are the characters’ ages, not necessarily the ages of the actors.
LEAD ADULT CHARACTERS:
Maria Rainer (soprano, dance, 20-35) A postulant at Nonnberg Abbey – young, free spirited, warm, gentle and kind with much determination.
Captain Georg von Trapp (baritone, some dance, 35-49) 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, 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, 35-45) A baroness of taste and elegance, sophisticated, dignified and mature.
Mother Abbess (legit soprano, 40+) Motherly, understanding, strong and authoritative, but kind.
Sister Berthe (alto/mezzo, harmony singing, 30+) Mistress of Novices, prudish, straight laced with a quick tongue, she is less tolerant than other nuns.
Sister Margaretta (mezzo, harmony singing, 20+) Mistress of Postulants, very kind, understanding and concerned.
Sister Sophia (mezzo, harmony singing, 30+) 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 (baritone, dance, 17) Suitor to Liesl, telegram delivery boy, later Nazi soldier. A very pleasant young man, somewhat aggressive but in a gentle way.
Ursula (non-singing, 30+) Maid in von Trapp house
Admiral Von Schreiber (non-singing*, 40+) No-nonsense Nazi Naval officer
Baron Elberfeld (non-singing*, 50+) Austrian neighbor of von Trapp from old family in the valley.
Baroness Elberfeld (non-singing*, 50+) Wife of Baron Elberfeld.
A New Postulent (non-singing, non-speaking, 16-20) A new postulent to the abbey.
*All party guests sing the word "Goodbye" at end of So Long, Farewell.
LEAD CHILDREN’S ROLES:
All children, apart from their character description must be able to be conservative with their emotions and “serious.” All children will sing and have some dancing/choreography.
Liesl von Trapp (mezzo, strong 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 (high baritone/tenor, some harmonies, 14) Tough exterior, very much trying to be “the man” of the family.
Louisa von Trapp (mezzo/soprano, some harmonies, 13) Rebellious attitude.
Kurt von Trapp (falsetto, some harmonies, 10) Gentle and mischievous.
Brigitta von Trapp (mezzo/soprano, some harmonies, 9) Smart, reads a lot.
Marta von Trapp (melody singing, 7) Very sweet and gentle.
Gretl von Trapp (melody singing, 6) Must have the cute factor.
5-10 male chorus members (16-60+ years) – Nazi soldiers, neighbors, Salzburg citizens and Georg’s friends (of naval background) and contestants in the Festival Concert.
5-10 female chorus members (16-60+ years, alto to soprano for nuns) – Salzburg citizens, new postulant, nuns, novices, postulants and contestants in the Festival Concert.