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Upcoming Audition

The Sound of Music

Location:
Plainfield Christian Church
800 Dan Jones Road, Plainfield
Enter Door 11 (under the canopy on the West side of the building)

Dates/Times:

Audition times are available Sunday 5/19 1:00PM – 9:30PM, Monday 5/20 4:00PM – 9:30PM & Tuesday 5/21 if needed
Please ensure you sign up for a youth slot for ages 7-17 or adult slot for 18+

Call backs on Wednesday, May 22nd, 6:30pm-8:30pm

To audition, please sign up for an audition slot and fill out the audition form (at least 24 hours prior to addition slot) in the links below.

SYNOPSIS

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.

Characters:

Ages listed are stage age. Any actor may audition for any role that suits his or her stage age.

LEAD ADULT CHARACTERS:
Maria Rainer (musical theatre mix/soprano, dance, 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.

FEATURED CHARACTERS:
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.

Admiral von Schreiber (30+) A German admiral who is now working with the Nazi party to recruit Baron von Trapp.

Baron Elberfeld (30+) Neighbor and friend of Captain von Trapp. He is of the oldest family in the valley.

Ursula (20+) A maid of the Von Trapps.

A New Postulant (16+) A smart, well-dressed young girl.

LEAD YOUTH ROLES:
All children, apart from their character description must be able to be conservative with their emotions and “serious.”
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) 
Rebellious attitude.

Kurt von Trapp (age 10, falsetto)
 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) 
Must have the cute factor.

CHORUS:
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 postulant, nuns, novices, postulants and contestants in the Festival Concert.

 

Audition Preparation:

Singing
Each Adult should choose the character(s) they most want to audition for and prepare to sing the corresponding song. If open to more than one character, be prepared to sing for each.

If auditioning for an ensemble role, be prepared to sing Do Re M or Edelwiessi.

YouTube links are found below to help you prepare. Sheet music can be found at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/vucthp536yyplujkefg9v/Audition-Sheet-Music.pdf?rlkey=9wbqxfs0laa3u15w5iun8mlvt&dl=0

Maria – The Sound of Music – 1:24- end  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfjgdbKt5hE&list=PLswpjJ5VHzFE3UDKgVhuSto3MLr1EcQa-&index=3

Maria – The Lonely Goatherd – 2:45- end https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u6JOFI7fxE&list=PLswpjJ5VHzFE3UDKgVhuSto3MLr1EcQa-&index=8

Mother Abess – Climb Ev’ry Mountaint – 2:20 – end https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eLwcj26d5Y&list=PLswpjJ5VHzFE3UDKgVhuSto3MLr1EcQa-&index=13

Nuns – Maria – :55 – 1:46 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEtJNy8RMfo&list=PLswpjJ5VHzFE3UDKgVhuSto3MLr1EcQa-

Rolf – Sixteen Going On Seventeen – :58 – 1:55 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6ExIqlRH30&list=PLswpjJ5VHzFE3UDKgVhuSto3MLr1EcQa-&index=7

Liesl – Sixteen Going On Seventeen – 2:32 – end https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6ExIqlRH30&list=PLswpjJ5VHzFE3UDKgVhuSto3MLr1EcQa-&index=7

Kids/Ensemble – Do Re Mi – 3:54 – 4:25 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENOqIAWcjJg&list=PLswpjJ5VHzFE3UDKgVhuSto3MLr1EcQa-

Kids – The Lonely Goatherd – 2:02 – 2:24 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u6JOFI7fxE&list=PLswpjJ5VHzFE3UDKgVhuSto3MLr1EcQa-&index=8

Elsa – No Way To Stop It :54 – 1:26 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgf5g3NMQlw&list=PLswpjJ5VHzFE3UDKgVhuSto3MLr1EcQa-&index=14

Max – No Way To Stop It 1:33 – 2:05 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgf5g3NMQlw&list=PLswpjJ5VHzFE3UDKgVhuSto3MLr1EcQa-&index=14

Captain – Edelweiss :01 – 1:02 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g-HAO8Fmzo&list=PLswpjJ5VHzFE3UDKgVhuSto3MLr1EcQa-&index=18

Dancing

Basic waltz is required for Ensemble.

Adults – Edelweiss dance sequence. Access instructions and videos here:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/12i-tVWAzGgNEvBsGrf7tLsh1a6UjH1LR?usp=sharing

Kids – Do Re Mi dance sequence. Access instructions and videos here:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1TyKr1o3zVspdk5CiKVZMgSL5E9wdO5JA?usp=sharing

Liesl & Rolf – Sixteen Going on Seventeen dance sequence. Access instructions and videos here:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1MJD8ZimAdHjs6P_DTo9X3mnQzlbZgIn8?usp=sharing

Reading
You will find cuttings to read for each character at the following link.Script reading unnecessary if you are auditioning specifically for an Ensemble role. However, any actor may be asked to read for any role during auditions. https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/5ouudyb7s5bce63ivh1ee/Audition-Script-Cuttings.pdf?rlkey=1bywrbp44vi0wbtxqno8u4rq6&dl=0

Please Note

HCT continues to be mindful of the safety of our performers and audience. Should guidelines or recommendations for safe social gatherings change, we will make adjustments as needed, including the possibility of cancellation or postponement. We thank you for your understanding.

Audition Details

Hendricks Civic Theatre is proud to present auditions for The Sound of Music.

DATE/TIME:
Sunday, May 19th
Youth Ages 7-17, 1:00pm-5:30pm
Adults 18+, 6:00pm-9:30pm

Monday, May 20th
Youth Ages 7-17, 4:00pm-5:30pm
Adults 18+, 6:00pm-9:30pm

Tuesday, May 21st
if needed

LOCATION:
Plainfield Christian Church
800 Dan Jones Road, Plainfield
Enter Door 11 (under the canopy on the West side of the building)

Call backs on Wednesday, May 22nd, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Accompanist provided

CONTACT: If you have any questions, please email the DIRECTOR, Todd Dillon (toddd@PlainfieldChristian.com)

Please complete the Online Audition Form & Sign Up to Audition. The information will be provided to the director.

Rehearsals & Performances

REHEARSAL INFO:
Rehearsals will be in the evenings, primarily Monday-Thursday (6ish-9ish) in Plainfield.
Table read will likely be Thursday 5/30 with music rehearsals beginning the first week of June.
Depending on schedules, a few weekend rehearsals may be scheduled.

No rehearsal July 4th.

We will attempt to manage rehearsal conflicts, however excessive conflicts will impact casting decisions. No conflicts accepted July 20 through opening day of July 26.

SHOW LOCATION:
Hendricks Live!

200 W Main St
Plainfield, IN 46168

SHOWDATES:
Friday, July 26th, 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 27th, 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 28th, 2:30 PM
Friday, August 2nd, 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 3rd, 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 4th, 2:30 PM

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100 East Danville, IN 46122

EMAIL: info@hendrickscivic.com
PHONE: 317-943-3126