Sunday, January 04, 2009

Sound of Music Auditions!

One of my favorite things ... shows will be auditioning this month. Additionally I've been asked to help out on the production side, and am thrilled to be doing theater again. I encourage everyone to AUDITION!!!

January 16, 2008 7-9pm
January 17, 2008 1-3pm
January 18, 2008 1-3pm (Callbacks)

at the New Paltz Reformed Church Education Building in the Fireside Room. Tentative show dates and location; May 8, 9, 15, 16, 17 at the New Paltz High School.

It is preferred that people sing from the show or a musical theater number in a similar in style. Auditions will be held in private and auditioners will be asked to read scenes based on the characters they are auditioning for.

3 Women
5 Girls (ages 5, 7, 9, 13 and 16)
2 Men
2 Boys (ages 11 and 14)

4 Women
2 Men

Nuns and contestants at the Festival Concert

Maria Rainer - a Postulant at Nonnberg Abbey
The Mother Abbess
Sister Berthe - Mistress of Novices
Sister Margaretta - Mistress of Postulants
Sister Sophia
Captain Georg von Trapp
Franz - the butler
Frau Schmidt - the housekeeper
Liesl von Trapp - age 16
Friedrich von Trapp - age 14
Louisa von Trapp - age 13
Kurt von Trapp - age 10
Brigitta von Trapp - age 9
Marta von Trapp - age 7
Gretl von Trapp - the youngest
Rolf Gruber - age 17
Elsa Schraeder
Max Detweiler
Herr Zeller
Baron Elberfeld
A New Postulant
Admiral von Schreiber
Nuns and contestants at the Festival Concert

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. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theater. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.

The show is different then the movie but the scenes are similar. So people can familiarize themselves with the show by viewing the movie.

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