The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do Re Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and the title number, THE SOUND OF MUSIC won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars. The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows an ebullient postulate who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire von Trapp family must make a moral decision.
Auditions will be held Sunday, July 10 at 7 p.m., and Monday, July 11 at 6 p.m. Callbacks, if needed, will be held July 13 at Bellevue Society for the Arts, 205 Maple St., Bellevue.
Available roles include:
Maria Rainer — a Postulant at Nonnberg Abbey (female, lead, soprano)
The Mother Abbess (female, lead, soprano)
Sister Berthe — Mistress of Novices (female, supporting, mezzo-soprano)
Sister Margaretta — Mistress of Postulants (female, supporting, mezzo-soprano)
Sister Sophia (female, featured, mezzo-soprano)
Captain Georg von Trapp (male, lead, bass-baritone)
Franz — the butler (male, featured, spoken)
Frau Schmidt — the housekeeper (female, featured, spoken)
Liesl von Trapp — age 16 (female, lead, mezzo-soprano)
Friedrich von Trapp — age 14 (male, supporting, tenor)
Louisa von Trapp — age 13 (female, supporting, mezzo-soprano)
Kurt von Trapp — age 10 (male, supporting, countertenor)
Brigitta von Trapp — age 9 (female, supporting, mezzo-soprano)
Marta von Trapp — age 7 (female, supporting, mezzo-soprano)
Gretl von Trapp — the youngest (female, supporting, mezzo-soprano)
Rolf Gruber — age 17 (male, supporting, baritone)
Elsa Schraeder (female, lead, mezzo-soprano)
Ursula (female, featured, spoken)
Max Detweiler (male, lead, tenor)
Herr Zeller (male, featured, spoken)
Baron Elberfeld (male, featured, spoken)
A New Postulant (female, featured, spoken)
Admiral von Schreiber (male, featured, spoken)
Neighbors of Captain von Trapp, nuns, novices, postulants, and contestants at the Festival Concert (males/females, ensemble, variety)
Prepare 30–60 seconds of a musical piece of your choice, either from the show or something similar. You may also be asked to read from the script. Non-singing roles will only read from the script.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC will open BSA’s 27th season. It is being directed by Samuel Hohman. Christine Turner serves as Music Director. It will be presented Sept. 23, 24, 25, and Oct. 1 by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization. It is sponsored by Mel & Jeanie Miller & Family.
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