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We are so excited that you are interested in auditioning for one of our productions.
Our audition information is regularly updated and ranges from musical productions to dramatic plays as well as unique performance opportunities that will stretch and showcase your unique talents and abilities.
Actors should come to auditions prepared with:
Auditions for Season 8 are as follows:
SpongeBob: June 10; Callbacks – June 11
Newsies: August 5 (Regular – Sheet Music ONLY – NO Tracks Permitted), August 6 (Dance). You MUST audition both days. Callbacks – August 11. NO Video auditions.
Anastasia: October 7; Callbacks October 14
The Sound of Music: December 16; Callbacks – December 18
Bring It On: March 2; Callbacks – March 4
Actors understand they may be cast in any role and agree to this when auditioning.
The Sound of Music – February 22-25 & February 29-March 3, 2024
Tickets go on sale December 22 @ 9:00am
Auditions: December 16 9:00am-4:00pm
Callbacks: December 18
Please read the information posted on the signupgenius CAREFULLY!
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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.
A postulant at Nonnberg Abbey – Maria is a headstrong, free-spirited young woman. She is spunky, opinionated, warm, resourceful, youthful, gentle and kind with much determination.
Captain Georg Von Trapp
A retired Austrian naval captain. He is a widower. He’s polished, yet very military in the way he runs his life; underneath, he is warm, understanding and determined. Regimented, dignified, commanding, manly, polished, noble, intelligent.
A theatrical agent and First Secretary of Education and Culture – a personal friend of Von Trapp and a sort of uncle to his children. He is clever at his job, charming, witty, and quite pushy to get what he wants. He has a humorous personality. He enjoys the good life and those that live the good life.
Baroness Elsa Schraeder
A very wealthy widow, who is president of her late husband’s corporation. Elegant, sophisticated city person. Clever and canny, she has begun a flirtation with Captain Von Trapp. She is very much into making a good social arrangement.
The Mother Abbess
The Mother Abbess is an inspirational leader for all the nuns at the Abby. She is a true big-hearted mother figure, loved, adored and respected. She has a bit of hidden spunk
Liesl Von Trapp
At age 16, 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 to her and cares very deeply and lovingly for her younger siblings.
Frederich Von Trapp
Frederich is 14 and is proud to be a boy. He has a tough exterior and is very much trying to be “the man” of the family; desperately needs his father.
Louisa Von Trapp
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.
Kurt Von Trapp
Kurt is 10. He wants to be 11 and introduces himself as “11-almost”. He is the second boy and the middle of the children. He often tries to act manly and is outspoken against the previous governesses. He is gentle and a peacemaker
Brigitta Von Trapp
Brigitta is 9. She is smart as a whip, very perceptive and always tells the truth whether you like it or not. She’s an avid reader and suspicious of “Uncle Max”.
Marta Von Trapp
Marta is 7. She is one of the quietest Von Trapps. She loves the color pink, is very inquisitive, smart and gentle.
Gretl Von Trapp
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.
Rolf is 17 and is the telegram delivery boy friend of Liesl. He is self important, boasting, a very pleasant young man, 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.
A nun who is the Mistress of Novices. She does not think that headstrong, freespirited postulants belong at the Abby. She is a no nonsense type, officious and very strict. She is not a supporter of Maria. She is a killjoy, self-righteous, straight-laced, prim and a bit of a prude
A nun who is the Mistress of Postulants. She is kind and understanding. A supporter of Maria. She is positive, encouraging, concerned and has a sense of humor.
Sister Sophia is a nun who always stays in line. She is very dutiful and kind. She would rather take the middle road to avoid controversy
Originally a sort of protector to Captain Von Trapp in the Navy, he is now retired into his position as valet, which he carries out with somber efficiency. He is humorless and appears harmless but underneath we discover he is secretly
plotting with the Nazi party Anschluss.
The Von Trapp family housekeeper, Frau Schmidt does her job efficiently but without affection. She is strong and somewhat dominating. She has been around a long time and hates the way she is treated with whistles by the Baron. It affects her dignity. She appears to be a thoroughly reliable member of the staff and
respected by all.
A sort of district governor appointed by the Nazi Regime to prepare the Anschluss. He is overbearing, arrogant and autocratic, self-important and pompous. Stern and unsmiling, a typical Nazi official whose primary concern is to
see that everyone toes the line.
A neighbor of the Von Trapps and one of the “Old Guards” of Austria – violently opposed to the takeover of his beloved country by Nazi Germany. Can double with other roles in the ensemble. The baron attends the ball thrown by Captain Von Trapp in Elsa’s honor.
A neighbor of Captain Von Trapp and wife to the Baron Elberfeld.
Admiral Von Schreiber
An important figure in the Austrian Navy and appears to be much respected by Captain Von Trapp. He has obviously agreed to be part of the new regime with Germany. He arrives to collect Captain Von Trapp and bring him to Berlin.
A New Postulant
A smart, well-dressed young girl who has a walk-on moment only – no dialogue.
Saengerbund of Herwegen Trio
Three-person performance group who wins 3rd place in the Festival Concert.
Female performer who wins 2nd place in the Festival Concert.
Nuns, novices, and postulants who live in the Noonberg Abby
Men and Women with strong dance and acting abilities to perform onstage the
roles of Nazi soldiers, premier dancers in The Lonely Goatherd scene, dancing
neighbors and friends who come to Captain Von Trapp’s party, Salzburg citizens
who attend the wedding of Maria and Georg.
Audition slots for The Sound of Music are now open! Please contact us by clicking the link to secure your audition slot. Auditions will be held at Rise Above located next to Cinebistro at 3501 S. Tamiami Trail Suite 1105 Sarasota, FL 34239.