AUDITION
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
a Musical by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
November 07 - 23, 2024 at Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd, Scarborough

Contact Information

Name
Robert Lachance
Email
auditions@smt-theatre.com
Phone
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Location, Dates & Times

Address
51 Estate Drive, Toronto (401 and Markham Road)
Information Day
Mon, May 13, 2024 | 07:00pm - 09:00pm
Audition
Sun, Jun 02, 2024 | 07:00pm - 10:00pm
Mon, Jun 03, 2024 | 07:00pm - 10:00pm
Wed, Jun 05, 2024 | 07:00pm - 10:00pm
Callbacks
Sun, Jun 23, 2024 | 01:00pm - 08:30pm

Production

Director
Amanda Sinclair
Music Director
Miguel Malaco and Charles Davidson
Choreographer
Sabrina Hopper
CAST INFOMATION

Maria Rainer – A postulant at Nonnberg Abbey. She is courageous, free spirited, determined,
loves children and falls in love with Captain von Trapp.
Age – 20s Gender – Female Physicality Codes – C, E, K, L
Vocal Range – soprano, B3-Bb5. Vocal Styles: Belting, Legit.
Captain Georg von Trapp – A retired Austrian Naval Captain. He is authoritative, intelligent
and noble. A father to seven children. He falls in love with Maria.
Age – 40s Gender – Male Physicality Codes – C, E, K, L
Vocal Range – bass-baritone, A2-C4. Vocal Style: Legit.
Mother Abbess – The inspirational leader to the nuns at the Abbey. Authoritative and kind. She
is motherly to Maria.
Age – 45+ Gender – Female Physicality Codes – E
Vocal Range – soprano, B3-Ab5. Vocal Style: Operatic, Legit.
Max Detweiler – A charming and witty man. He is good friends with the Captain and the
baroness. Acts like an uncle towards the children.
Age – 35+ Gender – Male Physicality Code – C,
Vocal Range – tenor, C3-E4. Vocal Style: Legit.
Elsa Schrieder – A wealthy, sophisticated, widowed Baroness. She is the Captain's fiancé. Very
good friends with Max. Does not really like children.
Age – 35 -45 Gender – Female Physicality – C, E, K
Vocal Range – mezzo, C4-G5. Vocal Style: Legit.
Rolf Gruber – Starts out a pleasant but self-important suiter to Liesl. Becomes a Nazi soldier.
Age – 17 Gender – Male Physicality Code – C, D, E, K
Vocal Range – baritone/tenor, D3-E4.
The von Trapp children:
Liesl – She is innocent and coy. Motherly towards her siblings. Dating Rolf.
Age – 16 Gender – Female Physicality Codes – C, D, E, K, L
Vocal Range – mezzo, B3-E5.
Friedrick – He is very serious. Tries to be “the man” of the family.
Age – 14 Gender – Male Physicality Codes – C
Vocal Range – B3-G5. Vocal Styles: some falsetto
Louisa – The joker of the family, she is a little rebellious.
Age – 13 Gender – Female Physicality – C
Vocal Range – B3-D5.
Kurt – A gentle and mischievous boy who likes to think he is older than he is.
Age – 10 Gender – Male Physicality – C
Vocal Range – B3-D5. Vocal Styles: some falsetto
Brigitta – Very smart and always aware of what is happening around her.
Age – 9 Gender – Female Physicality Code – C
Vocal Range – B3-D5.
Marta – She is sweet and quiet.
Age – 7 Gender – Female Physicality Code – C
Vocal Range – B3-D5.
Gretl – She is sweet and wants to be loved.
Age – 5 Gender – Female Physicality Code – C
Vocal Range – B3-D5.
Sister Berthe – The prudish, straight laced mistress of the Novices.
Age – 40+ Gender – Female Physicality Code – C
Vocal Range – mezzo, B3-D5. Vocal Style: Legit.
Sister Margaretta – The kind and caring mistress of the Postulants.
Age – 30+ Gender – Female Physicality Code – C
Vocal Range – mezzo, B3-F5, Vocal Style: Legit.
Sister Sophia – She is dutiful and kind but sticks with the rules of the Abbey.
Age – 30+ Gender – Female Physicality Code – C
Vocal Range – mezzo, B3-Eb5, Vocal Style: Legit.
Frau Schmidt, the housekeeper – She is strong and determined and respected by the family.
(She will sing as one of the nuns at the top of the show)
Age – 40+ Gender – Female Physicality Code – C
Vocal Range – No specific voice range required (alto, mezzo or soprano). Vocal Style: Legit.
Franz, the butler – He has been with the family many years. Humourless and formal.
Age – 40+ Gender – Male Physicality – None Vocal Range - Non-singing Role
Herr Zeller – An overbearing, stern Nazi Official.
Age – 40 + Gender – Male Physicality Code – C Vocal Range - Non-singing Role
Baron Elberfeld – Neighbour of the von Trapps.
Age – 40+ Gender – Male Physicality Code – C Vocal Range - Non-singing Role
Admiral von Schreiber – An important figure in the Austrian Navy.
Age – 40+ Gender – Male Physicality Code – C Vocal Range - Non-singing Role
Female Ensemble – Women who will be nuns, servants, party guests, wedding guests and
concert contestants.
Age – 18+ Gender – Female Physicality Code – C Vocal Ranges – Various needed (soprano,
mezzo and alto).

PREPARATION INFORMATON

To request an audition, send an email indicating which role(s) you are auditioning and which audition date(s) you prefer to:  auditions@smt-theatre.com

Please prepare a short monologue (no more than 1 minute) and two contrasting songs (16-32 bars) from the classical/traditional musical theatre canon i.e.: golden age musicals (no pop/rock or contemporary.). Only one song required for children roles.  Non singing roled only need to prepare a molologue. 

SYNOPSIS

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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