a Musical by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
January 12 - 20, 2024 at Orangeville Town Hall Opera House, 87 Broadway, Orangeville

Contact Information


Location, Dates & Times

Westside Secondary School, 30 Alder St, Orangeville
Fri, Sep 22, 2023 | 06:30pm - 09:30pm
Sat, Sep 23, 2023 | 12:30pm - 05:30pm
Sun, Sep 24, 2023 | 12:30pm - 05:30pm


Amanda Dempsey-Laughlin
Music Director
Terri-Ann Gawthrope
Jennifer Callum


Maria Rainer (musical theatre mix/soprano, dance, 20-35) A postulant at Nonnberg Abbey –
young, free spirited, warm, gentle and kind with much determination.(HIGH NOTE B5 LOW NOTE C4
(middle C))

Captain Georg von Trapp (baritone, moves well, 35-50) 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.(HIGH NOTE D5 LOW NOTE F#2/Gb2))

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. (HIGH NOTE F4 LOW NOTE D3))

Elsa Schrader (mezzo soprano, moves well, 35-45) A baroness, elegant, sophisticated, flirty,
dignified and mature.(HIGH NOTE F5 LOW NOTE D4))

Mother Abbess (legit soprano, wide vocal range, 40+, very strong actress) Wise, mentor,
understanding, strong and authoritative, but kind. (HIGH NOTE G♯5/A♭5 LOW NOTE B3))



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.(HIGH NOTE E5 LOW NOTE B3)

Friedrich von Trapp (Tenor, age 14) Tough exterior, very much trying to be “the man” of the
family. (HIGH NOTE G5 LOW NOTE C4 (middle C)

Louisa von Trapp (Mezzo, age 13) Rebellious attitude. (HIGH NOTE G5 LOW NOTE C4 (middle C))

Kurt von Trapp (falsetto, countertenor, age 10,) Gentle and mischievous.(HIGH NOTE G5 LOW
NOTE C4 (middle C)

Brigitta von Trapp (Mezzo, age 9) Smart, reads a lot. Precocious, Opinionated, Blunt. (HIGH
NOTE G5 LOW NOTE C4 (middle C)

Marta von Trapp (Mezzo, age 7) Very sweet and gentle.(HIGH NOTE G5 LOW NOTE C4 (middle C))

Gretl von Trapp (Mezzo, age 6) Must have the cute factor. (HIGH NOTE G5 LOW NOTE C4 (middle


Rolf Gruber (Baritone, dance, 17) Suitor to Liesl, telegram delivery boy, later Nazi soldier. A
very pleasant young man, somewhat aggressive but in a gentle way. (HIGH NOTE E5 LOW NOTE C4
(middle C))

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

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.

Ensemble Roles (16-60+ years) – new postulant, nuns, novices, postulants,
contestants in the Festival Concert, Nazi soldiers, neighbors, Salzburg citizens and
Georg’s friends (of naval background).


Please visit to book your audition


Sound Of Music – Audition Requirements


Please provide a Headshot and Resume.

Call Backs Sept 24th if needed 


If you are auditioning for any of the below roles please prepare (memorize) the below  provided
monologues for your audition. (Maria prepare both #1 & #2)

For children auditions please prepare a 1 minute monologue in the style of The Sound of
Music. The monologue should also fit the character you are auditioning for. (Please see list of
characters for description). Liesl and Rolf please prepare the monologue listed in the audition

Ensemble please prepare a 1 minute monologue in the style of The Sound of Music or prepare
one of the audition monologues provided.


Please prepare 1-1:30 mins of a musical theatre song in the style of the show. Please bring a
backing track to sing to. Those auditioning for Maria or the Mother Abbess should make sure to
prepare a soprano selection that showcases your voice.


Please be prepared to participate in movement audition. Please wear comfortable clothing and
footwear that you can move in.



Maria #1 (Praying) Dear God, I know that you have sent me here on a mission. I must help
these children to love their new mother and prepare them to win her love so she will never want
them to leave her. And I pray that this will become a happy family in thy sight. God bless the
captain. God bless Liesl, and Friedrich, Louisa, Brigitta, Marta, and little Gretl - and, oh yes, I
forgot the other boy - what’s his name? Well, God bless what’s his name! God bless the
Reverend Mother, and Sister Margaretta, and everybody at Nonnberg Abbey. And now, dear
God, about her to know that I am her friend, and help her to tell me what she’s up to.
Help me to be understanding so that I may guide her footsteps. In the name of the Father, and
of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Maria #2 (to Captain Von Trapp) I know you don't know your children, but you've got to. Take
Liesl - Liesl isn't a child any more. And if you keep treating her as one, Captain, you're going to
have a mutiny on your hands. And Friedrich- Friedrich's afraid to be himself. He's shy...he's
aloof. Friedrich needs you- he needs your confidence. Brigitta could tell you about him. She
could tell you a lot more if you got to know her, because she notices things. And she always tells
the truth-especially when you don't want to hear it. sensitive. He's easily hurt and you
ignore him. You brush him aside the way you do all of them. (The CAPTAIN starts to leave) I
haven't finished yet! Louisa wants to have a good time. You've just got to let her have a good

Liesl (to Maria) Oh, Fraulein, Father's never going to marry her. Why, he couldn't...because he's
in love with you! You must know that - Remember the other night when we were all sitting on the
floor singing the Edelweiss song he taught us? After we finished, you laughed at him for
forgetting the words. He didn't forget the words. He just stopped singing to look at you. And
when he speaks to you, the way his voice sounds -- and the way you looked at him just now
when you were dancing. You're in love with him too!

Elsa (with sophisticated flirtation to the Captain) Georg, you’re quite an experience for me.
Somewhere in you there’s a fascinating man. Occasionally, I catch a glimpse of him, and when I
do, he’s exciting. I’m beginning to understand you better now that I see you here. You know,
you’re a little like those mountains - except that you keep moving. How can you be away from
this place as much as you are? (Pause) I like it here very much. Oh, of course we’d have to
spend some time back in Vienna. But first, I’d like to meet all your friends. Georg, why don’t you
give a dinner for me while I’m here? Nothing very much - just something lavish.

Mother Abbess (to Maria) Maria, our abbey is not to be used as an escape. What is it you can’t                                  face...are you in love with Captain von Trapp? Did you let him see how you felt? Maria, the love
of a man and a woman is holy. The time we talked together, you told me that you remembered
your father and mother before they died. You remembered that they were happy. Maria, you
were born of their happiness, of their love. And, my child, you have a great capacity to love.
What you must find out is how God wants you to spend your love. (Pause) My daughter, if you
love this man, it doesn’t mean you love God any less. You must find out. You must go back.
These walls were not meant to shut out our problems. You have to face them. You have to find
the life you were born to live.

Captain von Trapp (to Maria, first meeting) I'm Captain von Trapp. You are Fraulein Maria?
Before the children meet you, you will put on another dress. I’ll see that you’re given some
material - today if possible. Now, Fraulein, as to your duties here. You will be in charge of my
children. There are seven of them. You will find out how far they have progressed in their
studies and carry on from there. Each morning will be spent in the classroom. Each afternoon,
they march. You will see that at all times, they conduct themselves with decorum and
orderliness. The first rule in this house is discipline. Children, this is your new fraulein - Fraulein
Maria. As I sound your signal you will step forward and repeat your name. You, Fraulein, will
listen and learn their signals so that you can call them when you want them.

Rolf (talking to Liesl) Liesl! You don’t have to say good night this early just because your father’s
home. I mean (endearingly uncomfortable)...well, can I come again tomorrow night? I could
come here by mistake - with a telegram for Colonel Schneider. He’s here from Berlin, but I -
(suddenly concerned). No one’s supposed to know he’s here. Don’t you tell your father. He’s
so...Austrian. And some people think we ought to be German. They’re pretty mad at those who
don’t think so. They’re getting ready to - well... let’s just hope your father doesn’t get into trouble.
But I don’t worry about him (changing the subject and instantly drawn back to Liesl’s
charms)...the only one I worry about is his daughter.

Max How would you like this for the Kaltzberg Festival… (building suspense) the finest choral
group in Austria, the greatest mixed quartet in all of Europe, and... the best soprano in the
world? (Longingly) Wouldn’t that be wonderful. But all I’ve got now is a basso who isn’t even
profundo. (Changing back to his normal positive carefree self) But I always come up with a good
Festival Concert. And why? Because my motto is: “Never start out looking for the people you
wind up getting.”

Soldier (speak with a German accent, if possible) Captain, we are here on business. A telegram
was sent to you three days ago. Your record in the war is very well remembered by us, Captain.
In our Navy we hold you in very high regard. That explains why I am here. Having had no
answer to our telegram, the High Command has sent me in person. I am here to present you
with your commission, and your orders are to report immediately to the naval base at


Maria is a sweet young postulant whose love of freedom makes it obvious to her superiors that she is not suited for religious life. Thus, she is sent off to be the governess to Captain von Trapp's seven troublesome children. Unlike previous governess', Maria becomes friends with the children due to their mutual love of music. Soon, even the strict Captain begins to admire Maria. Eventually, the Captain and Maria fall in love and are married. Unfortunately, when the Nazis invade their homeland, Austria, the whole family is forced to flee over the alps to escape.

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