THE SOUND OF MUSIC - A.D. Players Auditions

Posted: October 2, 2019

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The Sound of Music - Houston EPA/ECC Singers

A.D. Players

AUDITION DATE

Sat, Oct 12, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (CDT)
Break: 1:00PM - 2:00PM

APPOINTMENTS

Email Hannah Smith at auditions@adplayers.org. Include your time preference and attach headshot and resume.

CONTRACT

LOA LOA/LORT. Minimum - $541/wk

SEEKING

Performers for listed roles (see breakdown). Ages 17 and above. (Youth roles will be auditioned at a separate time.) Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend. Especially interested in local talent.

PREPARATION

For singing roles, may either prepare one 32 bar cut OR two 16 bar cuts OR a combination of 1-minute monologue and 16 bar cut. Bring sheet music in the proper key and with any cuts clearly marked. Accompanist provided.

For non-singing roles, prepare one 1-minute monologue.

LOCATION

Houston Baptist University
7502 Fondren Road
Houston, TX 77074
Room 257, Second Floor in Brown Administrative Complex

PERSONNEL

Artistic Director - Kevin Dean
Executive Director - Jake Speck
Direction and Choreography by Emily Tello Speck
Music Direction by Stephen W. Jones

OTHER DATES

First Rehearsal: May 26, 2020
Previews: June 17 & 18
Performances: June 19-July 12 (tentative extension through July 19, 2020)

OTHER

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse


An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of audition.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

BREAKDOWN

MARIA RAINER (20-35) A postulant at Nonnberg Abbey – young, free spirited, warm, gentle and kind with much determination.
CAPTAIN GEORG VON TRAPP (35-45) 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.
MAX DETWEILLER (30+) Charming and vital; a man of sophistication who enjoys the good life; true and loyal friend to the von Trapp family.
ELSA SCHRADER (35-45) A baroness of taste and elegance, sophisticated, dignified and mature.
MOTHER ABBESS (40+) Motherly, understanding, strong and authoritative, but kind.
ROLF GRUBER (17) Suitor to Liesl, telegram delivery boy, later Nazi soldier. A very pleasant young man, somewhat aggressive but in a gentle way.
LIESL VON TRAPP (16) The oldest chid, blossoming into a young lady. She has a material edge to her and cares very deeply for her younger siblings.

(Additional youth roles will be auditioned separately.)

*The following roles may be doubled:
SISTER BERTHE Mistress of Novices, prudish, straight laced with a quick tongue, she is less tolerant than other nuns.
SISTER MARGARETTA Mistress of Postulants, very kind, understanding and concerned.
SISTER SOPHIA 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.
Additional neighbors, nuns, novices, party guests, Nazis, postulants, and contestants at the Festival Concert.



Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.

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