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Parallel Lines

Additional auditions on Monday September 17th, 7pm at Southside Mall
 

Performance dates: Friday, December 8th (one performance), Saturday, December 9th (two performances), Sunday, December 10th (one performance)

 

Rehearsals begin September 25th, 2023

Production week begins December 3rd, 2023

 

Orpheus Theatre welcomes all ages to audition for The Sound Of Music, Directed by Allie Tabor-Church and Brian Ziemann, with musical direction by Karen Clark-Snitchler.

 

Attendees will be asked to sing a general vocal audition piece, available below, and will be expected to complete a short dance audition. 

 

Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move freely in without restriction, along with movement appropriate shoe wear. 

 

For the general audition, please prepare to sing this short excerpt from My Favorite Things
 

Callbacks will be held September 17th, 6pm at the Southside Mall. 

 

Attendees will be asked to sing an excerpt from the show pertaining to the role they were called back for; You will find these pieces below. There will also be a short dance callback, as well as “cold” (no preparation necessary) reads for certain characters.

 

Callback material for each respective character is as follows:


 

Maria

Maria callback Cut #1

Maria callback Cut #2

 

Captain Georg von Trapp

Captain von Trapp cut

 

The von Trapp Children

Von Trapp Children Cut

Frau Elsa Schraeder

Elsa Cut

 

Max Detweiler 

Max Cut

 

Mother Abbess

Mother Abbess cut

 

Liesl von Trapp

Liesl cut

 

Rolf Gruber

Rolf cut

 

Featured Vocalist

Featured Vocalist cut

Auditions

Please see below for audition information for The Sound of Music.

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LEAD ADULT CHARACTERS:


Maria Rainer (mezzo soprano, 30-35) A postulant at Nonnberg Abbey – young, free spirited, warm, gentle and kind with much determination.

 

Captain Georg von Trapp (baritone, 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 (tenor/baritone, 30+) Charming and vital; a man of sophistication who enjoys the good life; true and loyal friend to the von Trapp family.

 

Elsa Schrader (mezzo soprano, 35-45) A baroness of taste and elegance, sophisticated, dignified and mature.

 

Mother Abbess (legit soprano, wide vocal range, 40+) Motherly, understanding, strong and authoritative, but kind.

 

FEATURED CHARACTERS:


Sister Berthe (alto, 30+) Mistress of Novices, prudish, straight laced with a quick tongue, she is less tolerant than other nuns.

 

Sister Margaretta (mezzo) Mistress of Postulants, very kind, understanding and concerned.

 

Sister Sophia (soprano) 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.

 

Rolf Gruber (low tenor, dance, 17) Suitor to Liesl, telegram delivery boy, later Nazi soldier. A very pleasant young man, somewhat aggressive but in a gentle way.

LEAD CHILDREN’S ROLES:
 

Liesl von Trapp (mezzo, dance, 16) The oldest child, blossoming into a young lady with an interest in boys. She has a maternal edge to her and cares very deeply for her younger siblings.

 

Friedrich von Trapp (high tenor, age 14) Tough exterior, very much trying to be “the man” of the family.

 

Louisa von Trapp (age 13) Rebellious attitude

 

Kurt von Trapp (age 10, falsetto) Gentle and mischievous

 

Brigitta von Trapp (age 9) Smart, reads a lot

 

Marta von Trapp (age 7) Very sweet and gentle

 

Gretl von Trapp (age 6) The youngest, with a cute factor

CHORUS:

Male identifying chorus members (16-60+ years) – Nazi soldiers, neighbors, Salzburg citizens and Georg’s friends (of naval background), contestants in the Festival Concert.


Female identifying chorus members (15-60+ years) – Salzburg citizens, new postulant, nuns, novices, postulants and contestants in the Festival Concert.

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