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Sound of Music Audition

 Auditions and Callback Dates Updated

Saturday April 6 and 10.

In order to comply with current COVID restrictions and safety guidelines, we have to rethink how we will conduct auditions this year.  In order to keep everyone safe, and also be compliant with the County and State's mandates, we need to break auditions into smaller groups.

UPDATED DATES AND TIMES

SOM Capt and Maria

Tuesday, April 6th, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Captain Von TrappMaria Rainer

 

 

Saturday, April 10th, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Von Trapp Children, Baroness, Max, Nuns, and all other roles

Once registered for auditions, you will be assigned a specific time for your vocal audition. 

Auditions will take place at warehouse14 
on the corner of Ohio Avenue and Blackberry Alley.

Time will be assigned.

If you are unable to attend on the 6th or 10th, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for options.

Please come prepared with 90 secs of any song from a musical or the specific character requirement below. Specific character requirements and more details are listed below.

CALLBACKS

Sunday, April 11th, Time TBD
Von Trapp Children

With Maria: Do, Re, Mi, Encore
With Captain: Reprise of The Sound of Music
 

Saturday, April 17th, Time TBD
All other roles

NOTE:  You will not be considered for a lead role if you are unable to attend CALLBACKS.

During our down time with thanks to Mike and Natalie Cooperrider at Lapp, MTVarts has had air puifiers added to both of our HVAC units at warehouse14.  We also have sanitizing stations. Our music director, Diane Dingler has a trusted source for singer's masks at an approximate cost of $13.  Here is her recommendation - https:/stores.inksoft.com/nats/shop/home

 
Details on choreography auditions are under consideration.  More details to follow.
 
Since many have not been singing over the last year, we are offering virtual help sessions.   Request more information on the next available session by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Those auditioning for the Von Trapp children, we encourage you to visit these links to hear those songs:
SOM Zoom Help Web Graphic
Do Re Mi
Do Re Mi Encore
Do Re Mi The Concert 
So Long Farewell 
So Long Farewell Reprise 

 
 
CHARACTER LIST:
Maria Rainer - a Postulant at Nonnberg Abbey
The Mother Abbess role has been filled
Sister Berthe - Mistress of Novices
Sister Margaretta - Mistress of Postulants
Sister Sophia
Captain Georg von Trapp
Franz - the butler
Frau Schmidt - the housekeeper
Liesl von Trapp - age 16
Friedrich von Trapp - age 14
Louisa von Trapp - age 13
Kurt von Trapp - age 10
Brigitta von Trapp - age 9
Marta von Trapp - age 7
Gretl von Trapp - the youngest
disclaimer ... The only roles for children aged 13 and under are the Von Trapp children.  Please know that if you are not cast in any of the Von Trapp children roles, you will not be cast in the show.  There are no ensemble parts for children.

Rolf Gruber - age 17
Elsa Schraeder
Ursula
Max Detweiler
Herr Zeller
Baron Elberfeld
A New Postulant
Admiral von Schreiber

ENSEMBLE
Neighbors of Captain von Trapp, nuns, novices, postulants, and contestants at the Festival Concert
SOM Auditions 1
Vocal auditions requirements (highlighted yellow will only be required if a call back is received)

Accompanist will have music for specific auditions.
Music will be available upon request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Non role specific auditions:
Please plan to sing approx. 90 seconds of the song of your choice.
Printed music for the accompanist is required.
No taped music please.
  • Maria Rainer, mezzo-soprano or soprano with a strong lower range,
    The Lonely Goatherd, mm 130 – 146, The Sound of Music, mm 7- 40
  • Captain George von Trapp, baritone
    Edelweiss mm 37 – 70, The Captain should play the guitar for Edelweiss. Entire song Edelweiss as well as Reprise of The Sound of Music, #17
  • Max Detweiler, baritone
    How Can Love Survive mm 3 – 18, No Way to Stop It mm 88 – 120
  • Elsa Shraeder, mezzo-soprano or soprano with a strong lower range
    No Way to Stop It mm 49 – 79 and mm 148 – 180
  • Rolf Gruber, tenor
    Sixteen Going on Seventeen mm 8 – 52
  • Liesl von Trapp, messo-soprano
    Sixteen Going on Seventeen mm 71 – 104
  • The von Trapp Children
    A song from the musical theater repertoire with accompaniment
  • Sister Berthe, mezzo soprano
    Song from the musical theatre repertoire with accompaniment
  • Sister Sophia, mezzo-soprano
    Song from the musical theatre repertoire with accompaniment
  • Sister Margaretta, soprano
    Song from the musical theater repertoire with accompaniment
  • Chorus of Nuns
    Song from the musical theater repertoire with accompaniment
Audition Choreography Video: watch this space for the link.
 
Please be patient as we navigate the waters of 2021 and virus restrictions.  We are ever mindful of safety and will adapt according to guidelines issued. Much of the information on this page is (TBD) to be determined and will be updated as possible.
    • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for required audition music
    • Callbacks for Von Trapp Children roles only: April 11 (you will receive email notification)
    • Callbacks for all other roles: April 17 (you will receive email notification if you are to attend)
    • Rehearsals:  TBD Monday-Thursday evenings
    • Music: Saturday, 10:00am-12:00 noon
    • Choreography: TBD
    • Tech: June 27 - July 8 no conflicts accepted. No rehearsal on the 4th of July.
    • Performance: July 10 - 18 Visit show page for specifics
 

 Back for 2021 ... we hope.  More details and registration coming in the Spring.

Workshop and intensive offer a unique opportunity for hands on theatre education.  Together students will embark on an arduous journey to create a live musical theatre event.  Along the way their multi-tasking will build confidence, teach life skills, foster collaborative relationships, and educate the imagination. Choose one of three tracks.

Frozen Kids workshop

AGES 8-12

Frozen KIDS

Learn the basics of making theatre through acting, music and choreography instruction complete with field trip to the Memorial for a behind the scenes look at "The Sound of Music."

Workshop July 12, 13, 14

Auditions July 15
Time 10am-3pm

Cost $125

JR intensive

AGES 13-18

Frozen JR Intensive

Engage with experienced instructors as you learn music and choreography.

Intensive dates July 19 & 20
Auditions July 21
Time 10am-3pm

Cost $125

JR tech track

AGES 13-18*

Frozen JR Tech Track

Date and Time TBD

Cost $125

*Participation in 2019 tech track qualifies if under 13

Information on how to register online will be available later this year.  Questions?  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Registration fee includes a workshop/intensive, Frozen libretto, access to Production Pro for JR, show t-shirt, and rehearsal CD.

Maximum age for participation in Frozen JR and KIDS acting workshops is 18 at the time of the performance.

KIDS will perform Friday Sept 17 & Saturday Sept 18. They will need to be excused from classes Friday, Sept 17 for a daytime full dress rehearsal.

JR will perform Friday Sept 24, Saturday Sept 25, and Sunday, September 26.  They will need to be excused from classes Thursday Sept 23 and Friday Sept 24 for daytime full dress rehearsals.

JR TECH TRACK will be on production crew for both tech weeks and all shows.

Please visit show page for performance information.

 Our plan is to perform Frozen JR and KIDS in 2021. We will keep you posted on if we can make that happen.

Do you want to build a snowman? Join Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sven, and all of your favorite characters as they embark on an epic, ice-filled journey of self-discovery, camaraderie, and the real meaning of true love. 

Frozen KIDS is an adaptation of the 2018 Broadway musical, which was based on the 2013 Walt Disney Animation Studios film, written by Jennifer Lee and directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. This production, presented by our youngest stars ages 8-12,  has a run time of less than one hour so it is perfect our youngest audience. 

All your musical favorites like “Love Is an Open Door,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?,” and “Let It Go” are included and, for the first time in forever, hear wonderful new songs from the Broadway production. Frozen KIDS is sure to prove that “some people are worth melting for.”

3 performances

Friday September 17 @ 7:30pm
Saturday September 18 @ 2:00pm
Saturday September 18 @ 7:30pm

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Our plan is to perform The Sound of Music in 2021. We will keep you posted if we can make that happen.

Rodgers and Hammerstein's
"The Sound of Music"

One of the most beloved musicals of all time! In Austria, 1938, an exuberant young governess brings music and joy back to a broken family, only to face danger and intrigue as the Nazis gain power. Artistic director, Bruce Jacklin says,"I am excited to rediscover this inspiring story of family, faith, joy, and courage in a world of uncertain times.

"The Sound of Music" premiered at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre November 16,1959, where it ran for more than 1,443 performances. Today the musical continues to break box office records and boasts an impressive fan base.

Audition Information

Back for 2021 ... we hope.

Disney's enchanting modern classic presented by the artsIQ youth ages 13 to 18 will melt your heart in September. Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

3 performances

Friday September 24 @ 7:30pm
Saturday September 25 @ 7:30pm
Sunday September 26 @ 2:00pm

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