Blue Springs City Theatre To Hold Auditions For THE SOUND OF MUSIC 5/12-13

Blue Springs City Theatre will hold auditions for The Sound of Music on May 12-13. The Rodgers & Hammerstein II show will see auditions at 7 pm Wednesday and Thursday.

The Sound of Music
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein
Book by Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse
Directed by Sarah Varley
Performance Dates: July 15-18 and 22-25, 2010
Audition Dates: May 12 & 13, 2010
Callbacks May 14, 2010
Open Auditions: Wednesday and Thursday, May 12th and 13th
Callbacks: Friday, May 14th
Performance Dates: July 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, & 24, 2010 at 7:30 pm and July 18 & 25, 2010 at 2:00 pm.

* Auditions are from 7pm to 9pm at
Blue Springs High Auditorium
(formerly Blue Springs Civic Center)
2000 NW Ashton Dr.
Blue Springs, MO
* Roles available for: Men, Women, and Children - Ages 7 and up.

See character descriptions below.

Audition Preparation:

1. WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, MAY 12TH & 13TH: AUDITIONS
* 7:00 to 9:00pm

* Auditions will consist of singing, acting, and dancing.
* Auditioners do NOT need to prepare a monologue.

* Auditioners need to prepare a 16 to 32 bars of a Broadway musical.
* Auditions should provide either sheet music or an accompaniment cd.
2. FRIDAY, MAY 14TH: CALLBACKS
* 7:00 to 9:00pm

* Callbacks will be by invitation only.
* If you are not called back, you may still be cast.
* The Cast List will be posted over the weekend.
3. All auditioners should come prepared to list all conflicts between May 14 and July 25, 2010.
4. Fill out an audition form. (These will be available at auditions as well.)
* Printable Audition Form
5. For more detailed information on roles, see below.

Information on Rehearsals and Scheduling:

* A Tentative Rehearsal Schedule will be available for review at auditions.

Please contact the director, Sarah Varley (smvarley@gmail.com) or the music director, Sheila Cage (carpentercage@comcast.net) if you have any questions about the production or the auditions.
Roles for Women: Description:
Maria Rainer a Postulant at Nonnberg Abbey
The Mother Abbess
Sister Berthe Mistress of Novices
Sister Margaretta Mistress of Postulants
Sister Sophia
Frau Schmidt the Housekeeper
Liesl von Trapp age 16
Louisa von Trapp age 13
Brigitta von Trapp age 9
Marta von Trapp age 7
Gretl von Trapp age 5
Elsa Schraeder
Ursula

Roles for Men: Description:
Captain Georg von Trapp
Franz the butler
Friedrich von Trapp age 14
Kurt von Trapp age 10
Rolf Gruber age 17
Max Detweiler
Herr Zeller
Baron Elberfeld
Admiral von Schreiber
Non-Gender Specific Roles : Description:
Neighbors of Captain von Trapp, nuns, novices, postulants, and contestants at the Festival Concert

The mission of Blue Springs City Theatre is to present live theatre productions for the cultural education, entertainment and inspiration of the community; foster and develop through theatrical workshops and other appropriate means, the artistic talents and skills of company members and other interested persons; and subsidize social activities designed to foster the foregoing purposes of the organization.


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