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"The Sound Of Music" Show Needs Talent

Robesonia, PA, United StatesID: 197272Exp: 10/15/2022

ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE ACCEPTED. Seeking performers for "The Sound Of Music" Show. Please see the details below. About the project: The Sound of Music, has become a play beloved around the world. Based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family Singers, this play captures a personal tale of growth and hope amidst the horrors of World War II. The Sound of Music tells the tale of young postulant Maria Rainer, whose free spirit has trouble fitting into the rules and regulations of Nonnberg Abbey. Commissioned by the Mother Abbess to serve as the governess for seven motherless children, Maria transforms the Von Trapp family home from a place of dour rules and regulations to one filled with joy, with laughter, and with music. In the process, Maria wins the hearts of all seven children--and their widower father, Captain Von Trapp. With the Mother Abbess’ blessing, and to the children’s delight, Maria follows her heart, and Maria and the Captain marry. Upon returning home from their honeymoon, Maria and the Captain learn that their beloved Austria has been taken over by the Nazis, and the retired Captain is asked to report for immediate service in the Nazi Navy. When the Nazis show up at their door to take Captain Von Trapp away, it is a family singing engagement (wily navigated by their friend Max) that buys the family time to make their narrow escape. Their Austrian convictions compel Maria, the Captain, and the children to flee over the mountains of Switzerland to safety, taking the words of Mother Abbess to heart: “Climb Every Mountain… till you find your dream.” Additional info: REHEARSALS: This will begin in JANUARY, 2023. The rehearsal schedule is typically Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons. PERFORMANCES: APRIL 21, 22, 28, 29 If you are interested, please apply.

19 roles

Maria RainerFemale20-30 y.o.All ethnicities

Lead. Adult - Soprano. 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. Vocal range: B5 to C4

Captain Georg von TrappMale35-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Lead. Adult – Bass Baritone. 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. Vocal range: D5 to F#2/Gb2

Max DetweilerMale40-50 y.o.All ethnicities

Lead. Adult - Tenor. 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. Vocal range: F4 to D3

Baroness Elsa SchraederFemale30-45 y.o.All ethnicities

Lead. Adult – Mezzo Soprano. 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. Vocal range: F5 to D4

The Mother AbbessFemale40-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Lead. Mature Adult - Soprano. The Mother Abbess is an inspirational leader for all the nuns at the Nonnberg Abby. She is a true big-hearted mother figure, loved, adored and respected. She has a bit of hidden spunk. Vocal range: G#5/Ab 5 to B3

Sister BertheFemale30-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Supporting. Adult/Mature – Mezzo Soprano. A nun who is the Mistress of Novices. She does not think that headstrong, free-spirited 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, strait-laced, prim and a bit of a prude. Vocal range: E5 to C4

Sister MargarettaFemale20-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Supporting. Young Adult/Adult – Mezzo Soprano. 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. Vocal range: E5 to B3

Sister SophiaFemale30-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Supporting. Adult – Mezzo Soprano. 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. Vocal range: E5 to B3

FranzMale30-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Supporting. Adult/Mature Adult – Non-singing. 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.

Frau SchmidtFemale40-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Supporting. Mature Adult – Non-singing. 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.

Herr ZellerMale38-42 y.o.All ethnicities

Featured. Adult – Non-singing. 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.

Baron ElberfeldMale30-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Featured. Adult – Non-singing. A neighbor of the Von Trapp’s 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.

Baroness ElberfeldFemale30-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Featured. Adult – Non-singing. A neighbor of Captain Von Trapp and wife to the Baron Elberfeld.

Admiral Von SchreiberMale30-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Featured. Adult – Non-singing. 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 PostulantFemale18-22 y.o.All ethnicities

Featured. Mezzo Soprano. A smart, well-dressed young girl who has a walk-on moment only – no dialogue. Can come from the nun ensemble.Vocal range: E5 to B3

Saengerbund of Herwegen TrioBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Featured. Non-singing, non-speaking. Three-person performance group who wins 3rd place in the Festival Concert. Can come from Dance Ensemble.

Fraulein SchweigerFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Featured. Non-singing, non-speaking. Female performer who wins 2nd place in the Festival Concert. Can come from the Dance Ensemble.

Nuns EnsembleFemale18-25 y.o.All ethnicities

Supporting. Nuns, novices, and postulants who live in the Nonnberg Abby. Vocal range: E5 to C4

Austrian and Nazi EnsembleBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

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. Vocals: Non-singing Speaking: There will be speaking throughout various scenes with Nazi’s, party guests, etc.