Bay City Players is holding auditions for one of the world’s favorite musicals THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Directed by Kurt Miller; Musical Direction by Sandra Honsinger and Eileen Harrigan; Choreography by Holly Haga Bills
Performance Schedule: April 30 – May 10, 2015
ALL VOLUNTEERS AGE 18 AND OVER WILL BE SUBJECT TO BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR YOUNGER CAST AND CREW MEMBERS.
Auditions for The Sound of Music will be held January 25 and 26, 2015 according the following schedule: (A third audition or call back will be held Tuesday, January 27 at 7:00, if necessary.)
Children’s Roles: Sunday January 25, 6:00 PM – Bay City Players
Adults’ Roles Monday, January 26 at 7:00 PM – Bay City Players
Call backs will be held Wednesday, January 27 at 7:00 PM, if necessary.
AUDITIONERS SHOULD BE PREPARED TO READ FROM THE SCRIPT, SING A SHORT PIECE FROM THE SCORE, AND LEARN A SHORT DANCE.
Major Roles – CHILDREN
Ages for the children are approximate. The actor must be able to “play” the age rather than necessarily “be” the age.
Liesl von Trapp (mezzo, 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 (age 14) Tough exterior, very much trying to be “the man” of the family.
Louisa von Trapp (age 13)
Kurt von Trapp (age 10, alto/soprano) 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)
Looking for the “cute” factor.
MAJOR ROLES – ADULTS
Ages are approximate. The actor must be able to “play” the age rather than necessarily “be” the age.
Maria Rainer (soprano, 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.
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.
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 postulants, nuns, novices, contestants in the Festival Concert.
Bay City Players’ auditions are open to the public. We welcome new performers and other volunteers. We also need assistance with offstage aspects of the production. To volunteer for technical or other non-performance roles, attend one of the auditions or contact director Kurt Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.