Auditions

Noosa Arts Theatre Auditions

Noosa Arts Theatre policy is to have auditions for all parts for all productions.

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The Sound of Music

INFORMATION NIGHT

Friday 7th June at 6.30pm

AUDITIONS: Margaret Courtney on 0407 450 621

Principals: Friday 14th June 6pm to 10pm by appointment (Maria, Captain Von Trapp, Mother Abbess, Elsa, Max, Liesl and Rolf) For audition songs see below.

Children: Saturday 15th June : Start time 9am for an open call. Required to sing Doh Re Mi.

Nuns: Saturday 15th June : 12:30pm for an open call. Required to sing My Favourite Things

Others: Saturday 15th June 2.30pm to 5pm Required to sing My Favourite Things.

Recalls: Sunday 16th June, 9am to 5pm

CAST

Maria Rainer: – Female – age 20-30 – Lead
Young, spirited postulant at Nonnberg Abbey, warm & kind but with determination.
Voice: Soprano/mezzo. Powerful voice.
Dance: Some dancing. Needs to move well
Audition Music: The Sound of Music & The Lonely Goatherd

Mother Abbess: – Female – age 45-70 – Lead
Motherly, understanding, authoritative with wisdom and inner confidence.
Strong actress; featured
Voice: Powerful Soprano, wide vocal range (operatic)
Audition Music: Climb Every Mountain

Sister Berthe: – Mistress of Novices – age 30-60 – Supporting
Somewhat critical and a little pompous, prudish, straight-laced, less tolerant
Voice: Alto /Mezzo Soprano
Audition Music: My Favourite Things

Sister Margaretta: – Mistress of Postulants – age 30-60 – Supporting
Good sense of humour, appreciates what is humorous in Maria’s conduct
Voice: Mezzo Soprano range
Audition Music: My Favourite Things

Sister Sophia: – age 30-60 Featured
More inclined to notice positive aspects of Maria’s conduct.
Voice: Mezzo Soprano range
Audition Music: My Favourite Things

Captain George von Trapp: – Male – age 35-50 – Lead
Retired Austrian naval captain. Educated, polished and military in the way he runs his life, with underlying sadness over the death of his wife, but warm and understanding underneath.
Voice: Baritone
Dance: Needs to move well.
Audition Music: Edelweiss

Liesl von Trapp: – Female – 16 years – Lead
The oldest child, blossoming into a young lady and very interested in Rolf.
Voice: Mezzo Soprano
Dance: Strong dancer
Audition Music: Sixteen Going on Seventeen

Friedrich von Trapp: – Male – age 14 years – Supporting
Proud to be a boy, tough exterior, trying to be the man of the family.
Voice: Tenor
Dance: Moves well
Audition Music: Doh-re-mi

Louisa von Trapp – Female – age 13 years – Supporting
Voice: Soprano/mezzo
Dance: Moves well
Audition Music: Doh-re-mi

Kurt von Trapp: – Male – age 11 years – Supporting
Voice: Boy soprano
Dance: Moves well
Audition Music: Doh-re-mi

Brigitta von Trap: – Female – age 10 years – Supporting
Voice: Child
Dance: Moves well
Audition Music: Doh-re-mi

Gretl von Trapp: – Female – age 5 years – Supporting
Voice: Child
Dance: Moves well
Audition Music: Doh-re-mi

Rolf Gruber – Male – age 17 years – Supporting
A suitor to Liesl, telegram delivery boy, later a Nazi soldier. Pleasant young man, but a little aggressive.
Voice: low Tenor/Baritone range
Dance: featured
Audition Music: Sixteen Going on Seventeen

Elsa Schrader: – The Baroness – age 35-45 – Lead
Elegant, sophisticated mature. In love with the Captain
Voice: Soprano
Dance: moves well – featured
Audition Music: No Way to Stop It

Frau Schmidt: – The Housekeeper – age 40+ – Featured
Rather stoic, little personality, somewhat dominating.
Non-singing – Strong actor

Max Detweiller: Male – age 30+ – Lead
Charming, sophisticated, friend of the captain
Voice: Light Baritone
Dance: Moves well
Audition Music: No Way to Stop It

Franz: von Trapp Butler – age 40+ – Featured
Was the Captain’s orderly in the navy
Strong Actor

Herr Zeller: Bureaucratic neighbour – age 40+ – Featured
Becomes a Nazi official
Strong Actor

Admiral von Screiber: – age 40+ – Featured
Admiral in the navy

ROLES FROM FEMALE ENSEMBLE – age 18+
Nuns, postulants, guests and party, citizens, contestants at festival, Ursula the maid.

Rehearsals – Monday and Wednesday evenings, Sundays 10am-4pm

Performances

Nov 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30 @ 7.30pm Nov 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 @ 2pm

Director: Ian Mackellar Production Secretary: Margaret Courtney