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CHILDREN - Schedule Your Sound of Music Audition - Pay $400
Casting The Sound of Music – PAY $400.00 (Ages 17 and under)
ADDED WEDNESDAY AUGUST 20th for children's auditions.
CHILDREN: Liesl, Friedrich, Louisa, Kurt, Brigitta, Marta, & Gretl

Hale Centre Theatre will hold auditions on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 & Wednesday, August 20th, children starting at 3 PM and adults starting at 5 PM for the musical The Sound of Music (Musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein). This show will be produced by David & Corrin Dietlein, directed by D. Scott Withers, choreographed by Laurie Trygg, and music directed by Lincoln Wright.

The Sound of Music runs Wednesdays – Saturdays, opening October 16, 2014 through November 29, 2014. The final week of the show, the play will run Monday through Saturday.

Each adult actor will receive payment of $25 per performance, $800.00 for 32 shows. Actors under the age of 16 will receive a $400.00 ($12.50 per show) stipend. For any questions, email: auditions@haletheatrearizona.com.

Auditions will be at Hale Centre Theatre located at 50 West Page Avenue in Gilbert and are by appointment only. A headshot and resume are required. Be prepared to sing 16 bars of music. Bring your own sheet music; an accompanist will be provided.

Callbacks will be held Saturday August 23rd.
Rehearsals begin on Tuesday September 2nd.


CASTING

THE CHILDREN: (All must be very strong singers and good movers)

Liesl von Trapp (mezzo, strong dancer, 16) The oldest child, blossoming into a woman, and smitten by Rolf. She also has a maternal edge and cares deeply for her younger siblings. Initially she thinks herself too old to need a governess; she discovers otherwise.

Friedrich von Trapp (age 14) Proud to be “a boy” in this family of mostly girls and an often-absent father.

Louisa von Trapp (age 13) The trickster of the family, full of mischief.

Kurt von Trapp (age 10, some dance) Gentle and a peacemaker. He dances the Laendler with Maria.

Brigitta von Trapp (age 9) Smart, reads a lot, always tells the truth, even when it may be inappropriate.

Marta von Trapp (age 7) Very much the little princess of the family; pink is her favorite color.

Gretl von Trapp (age 6) Very cute, just wants to be loved.

COMBINED ROLES:
The following roles will be combined:
Sister Berthe, Mistress of Novices / Baroness Elberfeld / Festival Participant
Sister Margaretta, Mistress of Postulants
Sister Sophia / Frau Zeller (Herr Zeller’s wife) / Festival Participant
Frau Schmidt / Nun / Festival Participant
Elsa Schraeder / Nun / Festival Participant
Liesl von Trapp / Nun
Louisa von Trapp / Postulant
ADULTS - Schedule Your Sound of Music Audition - Pay $800
Casting The Sound of Music – PAY $800.00 (Ages 18 and Up)

Hale Centre Theatre will hold auditions on Tuesday August 19th, 2014, children starting at 3 PM and adults starting at 5 PM for the musical The Sound of Music (Musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein). This show will be produced by David & Corrin Dietlein, directed by D. Scott Withers, choreographed by Laurie Trygg, and music directed by Lincoln Wright.

The Sound of Music runs Wednesdays – Saturdays, opening October 16, 2014 through November 29, 2014. The final week of the show, the play will run Monday through Saturday.

Each adult actor will receive payment of $25 per performance, $800.00 for 32 shows. Actors under the age of 16 will receive a $400.00 ($12.50 per show) stipend. For any questions, email: auditions@haletheatrearizona.com.

Auditions will be at Hale Centre Theatre located at 50 West Page Avenue in Gilbert and are by appointment only. A headshot and resume are required. Be prepared to sing 16 bars of music. Bring your own sheet music; an accompanist will be provided.

Callbacks will be held Saturday August 23rd.
Rehearsals begin on Tuesday September 2nd.


CASTING

ADULT ROLES:
Maria Rainer (soprano/mezzo, some dance, early-mid 20’s) A postulant at Nonnberg Abbey, young, free spirited, warm and kind. She is from the Austrian countryside, an orphan, who has used her resourcefulness, intelligence and inner confidence to overcome the difficulties of her early life. There is a part of her that wants sheltering from the uncertainties of the outside world as well, and that, coupled with her absolute faith in God’s will, is what has led her to seek life as a nun. The actor must have versatility, a powerful voice, great sense of natural humor, ability to move well.

Captain Georg von Trapp (baritone, moves well, 35-45) A retired Austrian naval captain. Educated, polished, and military in the way he runs his life, his home and his children’s lives. The father of seven, ranging in age from six to sixteen, he is a widower. When we meet him he is still in mourning over the death of his wife; his unconscious defense has been to push his children away and remove himself from the home that reminds him too much of what he has lost, resulting in a cool, detached exterior; underneath, he is warm, understanding, and as much in need of love himself as are his children.

Max Detweiller (baritone, 40’s-50) Charming, sophisticated, enjoys the good life, which he can’t afford, so he avails himself of the Captain’s largesse at every opportunity. He is practical and sees the coming of Nazism as unavoidable, so one must “accommodate”, which brings him into conflict with the Captain. Ultimately, he proves a true and loyal friend to the family.

Elsa Schrader (mezzo, moves well, 35-45) A baroness of taste and elegance; she is sophisticated and worldly. Like Max, she will find a way to accommodate the coming Anschluss. She tolerates the children, but would send them off to boarding school, so she and the Captain could spend most of their time in Vienna. She loves the Captain in a measured way; he represents good social standing and a continuation of the comfortable, luxurious lifestyle she enjoys.

Mother Abbess (powerful soprano, wide vocal range, 45-70, strong actress) Motherly, understanding, authoritative, she is Maria’s guiding light. Her years have brought her wisdom, patience and inner confidence.

Sister Berthe (alto, 30’s to 60’s) Mistress of Novices; Frustrated with Maria’s inability to settle in to the lifestyle of the Abbey. Of the 3 featured nuns, she is the more critical, finding all the faults in Maria’s conduct. She may be a little pompous.

Sister Margaretta (mezzo, 30’s to 60’s) Mistress of Postulants; Also frustrated with Maria but has a good sense of humor, and therefore appreciates what is humorous in Maria’s conduct.

Sister Sophia (soprano, 30’s to 60’s) Has the same frustrations with Maria but is more inclined to notice the positive aspects of her conduct.

Frau Schmidt (non-singing, 40+, strong actor) The housekeeper, rather stoic, but with a guarded sense of humor; she knows how to run the household as the Captain wishes it.

Herr Zeller (non-singing, 40+, strong actor) Bureaucratic neighbor, who becomes an early Nazi official. He is critical of the Captain’s loyalties to the old Austria, and ultimately, as an official of the Third Reich, leads the move to take the Captain into Nazi naval service; hard-nosed, inflexible.

Rolf Gruber (tenor, strong dancer or very good mover, 17) A telegraph delivery boy on bicycle, and later drawn into the Nazi youth movement. He and Liesl have fallen in love, and they look for every opportunity to see one another.

COMBINED ROLES:
The following roles will be combined:
Sister Berthe, Mistress of Novices / Baroness Elberfeld / Festival Participant
Sister Margaretta, Mistress of Postulants
Sister Sophia / Frau Zeller (Herr Zeller’s wife) / Festival Participant
Frau Schmidt / Nun / Festival Participant
Elsa Schraeder / Nun / Festival Participant
Liesl von Trapp / Nun
Louisa von Trapp / Postulant
Directions 50 W Page Ave, Gilbert, AZ
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