Musical Theater Auditions ” The Sound of Music” | CO

08/27/2010

Musical Theater auditions CO

Performance Now Theatre Company announces auditions for

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Classic Broadway Musical The Sound of Music

All roles are available. Cast is 30-35 people to fill out this large ensemble cast with many featured roles.
ROLES TO BE CAST

There are (13) principal roles to be cast:

Maria Rainer (Female – AgeRange: late 20’s – late 30’s) – a Postulant at Nonnberg Abbey

Captain Von Trapp (Male – AgeRange: 30’s – 40’s) – a widowed naval captain who has seven children

The Mother Abbess (Female – AgeRange: 50’s-60’s) – a Mother Abbess.

Elsa Schraeder, the Baroness (Female – Age Range: late 20’s – late 30’s) – fiancé of Captain Von Trapp

Max Detweiler (Male – AgeRange: 40’s – 50’s) – great friend, wonderful manager, lousy houseguest

Rolf Gruber (Male – AgeRange: 17) – a young suitor

The Von Trapp Children (children should be able to play the ages listed next to the character names):
Liesl- age 16
Friedrich – age 14
Louisa – age 13
Kurt – age 10
Brigitta – age 9
Marta – age 7
Gretl– age 5

There are (17-22) Supporting/Featured/Ensemble Roles to be cast – an assortment of neighbors of Captain von Trapp, Nazi soldiers, nuns, novices, postulants, and contestants at the Festival Concert. A variety of men and women or all ages will be needed.

All actors will receive a $150 stipend.

Auditions will be held on:
Friday, September 17th from 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 18th from 3:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Callbacks will be held on Sunday, September 19th, from 6-10pm

Director – Bernie Cardell
Assistant Director – Heather Frost
Musical Director – Marsha Whitaker
Choreographer – Kelly Kates

Auditions will be held at:

Little Theatre Dance Studio (Please do not call Little Theatre for audition info!)

2670 E. County Line Rd.
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

(In strip mall; Southeast corner of County Line Rd. and University)

We will begin taking reservations for auditions beginning Friday, September 3rd.
Call Stage Manager Karen Lemmer at 720-289-7306 (after 11 a.m.– THANK YOU!)
or email PNTCauditions@aol.com to set up an audition time or for more info.

PREPARE:

16-32 bars from a traditional non-contemporary musical of your choice.

1-minute monologue (only if you are auditioning for the role of Maria)

Please bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. No taped music or a cappella allowed.

BRING:

Headshot and resume and list of conflicts for weekends between December 5th and January 31st.

REHEARSALS:

Rehearsals are at either of the two following locations:

Little Theatre Dance Studio, 2670 E. County Line Road, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

Little Theatre Dance Studio, 9142 W. Ken Caryl Ave., Littleton, CO 80127

First cast meeting and read-thru will be Saturday, Nov. 20, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

First rehearsal will be Saturday, Dec. 4

Rehearsals will be Saturdays 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.and Sundays 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.,

with break for the holidays and NewYears.

Tech Week (Rehearsals) Feb. 7th – 10th, 6:00-10:00 p.m.at Lakewood Cultural Center

PERFORMANCES:

Performances are held at the Lakewood Cultural Center(Wadsworth & Alameda)

(Please do not call LCC for audition info!)

There will be twelve (12) Performances:

Friday Feb. 11, 7:30 pm

Saturday Feb. 12, 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm

Sunday Feb. 13, 2:00 pm

Friday Feb. 18, 7:30 pm

Saturday Feb. 19, 2:00 pm& 7:30 pm

Sunday Feb. 20, 2:00 pm

Friday Feb. 25, 7:30 pm

Saturday Feb. 26, 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm

Sunday Feb. 27, 2:00 pm

SYNOPSIS

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain.

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