Theatre South Playhouse
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
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The show rehearsals start Oct 3rd. They run Monday-Saturday evenings 6-11pm (kids will be released before 10pm on school nights.) *We will have no rehearsal the full week of Oct 17th *We will have no rehearsal Nov 10-13 *We will take three days off for Thanksgiving Nov 23-25th All actors must be available for all of tech week starting Nov 26-30th
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REQUIREMENTS

Video submissions are due by Sunday, August 14th at 10pm. Please prepare a short song in the style of the show. (Please use accompaniment- no acapella please.) Please include a one minute monologue of your choice.

In person callbacks will be held in the evening on August 22nd and 23rd. *A dance call will be required for some roles.


GUIDELINES

Casting a diverse group of actors and singers to journey in a fresh retelling of this classical musical. Seeking 12 adults and 7 children (ages 8-18). *The kids may be double cast.

The runs for the first three weekends of December (Dec 1-18)

The show rehearsals start Oct 3rd. They run Monday-Saturday evenings 6-11pm (kids will be released before 10pm on school nights.)
*We will have no rehearsal the full week of Oct 17th
*We will have no Rehearsal on Halloween
*We will have no rehearsal Nov 10-13
*We will take three days off for Thanksgiving Nov 23-25th All actors must be available for all of tech week starting Nov 27-30th



OTHER INFORMATION

Seeking actor/singers of all colors, shapes and sizes. We are looking at everyone. Everyone is welcome.

THE PLAYERS:

Maria Rainer (musical theatre mix/soprano, dance, 20-35)
 A postulant at Nonnberg Abbey,

Captain Georg von Trapp (baritone, moves well, 35-45)
 A retired Austrian naval captain.

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. *May double as a nun.

Mother Abbess (legit soprano, wide vocal range, 40+, very strong actress) 
Motherly, understanding, strong and authoritative, but kind. *Possibly doubling as a role within the Von Trapp household.

FEATURED PLAYERS:
Sister Berthe/ENSEMBLE (alto, moves well)
 Mistress of Novices, prudish, straight laced with a quick tongue, she is less tolerant than other nuns. *Possibly doubling as a role within the Von Trapp household.

Sister Margaretta/ENSEMBLE (mezzo, moves well) 
Mistress of Postulants, very kind, understanding and concerned. *Possibly doubling as a role within the Von Trapp household.

Sister Sophia/ENSEMBLE (soprano, moves well) 
Neither demanding nor critical, sticks with the rules. *Possibly doubling as a role within the Von Trapp household.

Franz/ENSEMBLE (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/ENSEMBLE (non-singing, 30+)
 The housekeeper, stoic, very little personality; she does her job efficiently but without affection. Strong and somewhat dominating. *Might double as a nun,

Herr Zeller/ENSEMBLE (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, 17-20) 
Suitor to Liesl, telegram delivery boy, later Nazi soldier. A very pleasant young man, somewhat aggressive but in a gentle way.

CHILDREN and TEEN ROLES:

Liesl von Trapp (mezzo, dance, 16-18)
 The oldest child, blossoming into a young lady with an interest in boys.

Friedrich von Trapp (age 14-17) 
Tough exterior, very much trying to be “the man” of the family.

Louisa von Trapp (age 13-16) 
Rebellious attitude.

Kurt von Trapp (age 10-13, unchanged voice/falsetto)
 Gentle and mischievous.

Brigitta von Trapp (age 9-14) 
Smart, reads a lot.

Marta von Trapp (age 9-12)
 Very sweet and gentle.

Gretl von Trapp (age 8-10) The youngest of the children.


CONTACT INFORMATION

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SOM@theatresouthplayhouse.org
(407) 601-4380

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