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 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest            The Miss Firecracker Contest         The Sound of Music
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We're working on putting our production team together for The Sound of Music! If you're interested in working as a crew member in any capacity, contact us at mail@foothillscommunityplayers.com.



   

AUDITIONS






The Sound of Music

By Rodgers & Hammerstein




Location: The Chilhowee Club

223 Clarion St., Maryville, TN

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm



Preparation

Auditionees are asked to prepare a song to sing a cappella, unrelated to the show, no longer than 32 bars or 1 ½ minutes, and to prepare to sing a pre-arranged portion of: “Edelweiss” (male adult actors), “Do-Re-Mi” (children actors), “The Lonely Goatherd” (female adults actors auditioning for Maria), “Climb Every Mountain” (female adult actors) and “Sixteen Going On Seventeen” (actors auditioning for Liesel and Rolf). Cold readings from the script will also be included.

Links to the songs for the show are listed below:

Children Actors: Do-Re-Mi - from 0:40 until 1:22

Male Adult Actors: Edelweiss - from beginning until 1:09

Female Adult Actors: Climb Ev'ry Mountain - from 0:06 until 1:34

Female Adult Actors Auditioning for Maria: The Lonely Goatherd - from 0:20 until 0:50

Teenage/Adult Male Actors Auditioning for Rolf: Sixteen Going On Seventeen - from 0:31 until 1:41

Teenage/Adult Female Actors Auditioning for Liesel: Sixteen Going On Seventeen - from 1:57 until 3:02


Auditionees should attend only one day and come to auditions with plenty of time to spare. A link to the Audition Questionnaire can be downloaded here.

Rehearsals will begin in May and availability will be taken into account when scheduling rehearsals. Once the show is cast, actors will be given a schedule of the actual dates and times of rehearsals at the first read-through.

Performances will be August 7 – 9, 2015 at the Clayton Center for the Arts, in Maryville, TN, in the Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre. Libby Pemberton will direct the production.  


Character Descriptions

While ages are listed, actors must be able to "play" that age, rather than be the exact age.




Featured Roles for Children

 

Liesel von Trapp

Requirements: must be able to dance, be serious and contain emotions

Vocal range: Mezzo

Age: 16

 

Friedrich von Trapp

Requirements: must be able to move and keep in time, be serious and contain emotions

Age: 14

 

Louisa von Trapp

Requirements: must be able to move and keep in time, be serious and contain emotions

Age: 13

 

Kurt von Trapp

Requirements: must be able to move and keep in time, be serious and contain emotions

Vocal range: falsetto

Age: 10

 

Brigitta von Trapp

Requirements: must be able to move and keep in time, be serious and contain emotions

Age: 9

 

Marta von Trapp

Requirements: must be able to move and keep in time, be serious and contain emotions

Age: 7

 

Gretl von Trapp

Requirements: must be able to move and keep in time, be serious and contain emotions

Age: 6

 



Featured Roles for Adults


Maria Rainer

Requirements: must be able to dance

Vocal range: Soprano

Age: 20-35

 

Captain Georg von Trapp

Requirements: must be able to dance

Vocal range: baritone

Age: 35 – 45

 

Max Detweiller

Vocal range: tenor/baritone

Age: 40 +

 

Elsa Schrader

Requirements: must be able to dance

Vocal range: Mezzo Soprano

Age: 24 40

 

Mother Abbess

Vocal range: Soprano with wide vocal range

Age: 45 +

 

Sister Berthe

Vocal range: Alto

Age: 40 +

 

Sister Margaretta

Vocal range: Mezzo

Age: 30 +

 

Sister Sophia

Vocal range: Soprano

Age: 30 +

 

Rolf Gruber

Requirements: must be able to dance or move well

Vocal range: low tenor

Age: 17

 

Franz (non-singing role)

Age: 40 +

 

Frau Schmidt (non-singing role)

Age: 40 +

 

Herr Zeller (non-singing role)

Age: 40 +

 

Male Chorus

Ages: 16 – 60 +  

Roles for: Nazi soliders, neighbors, Salzburg citizens and Georg’s friends

 Female Chorus

Ages: 16 – 60 +

Roles for: New postulants, novices, nuns, Salzburg citizens, and contestants in the Festival








Auditions are always free and open to the public.
To receive audition announcements via e-mail, please send your request to
mail@foothillscommunityplayers.com.
 


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