The Sound of Music Auditions
SOUND OF MUSIC AUDITIONSI am so excited to be making my Oklahoma City directorial debut at Poteet Theatre!! Below is information regarding the auditions along with a character breakdown. Ages are listed, but aren’t meant to be literal. If you feel you are close to that age, PLEASE audition. Let me decide what age you “look.” I will also be looking for an ensemble to cover partygoers, nuns, Nazi soldiers, and more. Looking forward to a wonderful start to the New Year with such an amazing show!
See you at auditions!
The Sound of Music
Auditions: Saturday, December 1 (10am – 2pm)
Callbacks: Sunday, December 2 (7 pm- 10pm)
The Poteet Theatre 222 NW 15th OKC
What to Bring:
- 16 bars of a ballad or up-tempo song in the style of the show. You are welcomed to sing from the show, but please have a second song prepared in case asked.
- A headshot (If you don’t have one, we will have a camera to take a photo of you.)
- A resume
- A list of conflicts from January – March.
Auditions are by appointment – Call 609-1016
Please leave a message and you will be called back to schedule your audition time.
For more information, visit www.poteettheatre.com
CAPTAIN VON TRAPP – male, Caucasian, late 30s to 50; strong actor, commanding presence, retired naval officer and proud Austrian; some guitar ability a plus but not required. Baritone
MARIA RAINER – female, Caucasian, early 20s to early 30s; filled with self-doubt, yet spirited, caring and committed. Chest mix with strong head voice
ELSA SCHRADER – female, Caucasian, mid 30s – early 40s wealthy, sophisticated, charming Legit-Mezzo range (A-E below high C)
MAX DETWEILLER – male, Caucasian 40s – 50s; witty and rascally impresario, a music agent and producer. Strong character actor with good sense of comedy, Baritone
MOTHER ABBESS – female, mid 40s to 50, Wise, kind and strong. Powerful Mezzo (B-A-flat)
HERR ZELLER – male, Caucasian, late 20s – 40s; A staunch Nazi sympathizer and eventually a leader in the Nazi regime
FRAU SCHMIDT – female, Caucasian, mid 30s to 50s; Efficient yet caring housekeeper, Legit voice.
FRANZ – male, The von Trapp butler, rather formal but not without spirit, he is very German and loyal to the Fascist cause (non-singing, 30+)
ADMIRAL VON SCHREIBER – Male, Caucasian, 40s to 50s, A retired Admiral in the Austrian Navy and neighbor of Captain Von Trapp.
LIESL VON TRAPP – female, 16, mezzo (low G to F#)
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. must move well
FRIEDRICH VON TRAPP – male, age 14,tough exterior, very much trying to be “the man” of the family
LOUISA VON TRAPP – girl (age 13)Rebellious attitude.
KURT VON TRAPP – boy (age 10, falsetto)Gentle and mischievous.
BRIGITTA VON TRAPP – girl (age 9) Smart, reads a lot.
MARTA VON TRAPP – girl (age 7) Very sweet and gentle.
GRETL VON TRAPP – girl (age 6) Must have the cute factor.
ROLF GRUBER – male; Caucasian; to play 17 years old; epitome of clean cut, athletic German youth. At first shows an interest in Liesl but eventually shows his true colors by prioritizing his military position and betraying the Von Trapp’ family – Lyric Baritone- must move well.
SISTER BERTHE – female; 30s – 40s; Mistress of Novices, prudish, straight-laced with a quick tongue. She is less tolerant than the other nuns. Contralto with a solid low G.
SISTER MARGARETTA – female; 20s – 30s; Mistress of Postulants; very kind; understanding and concerned. Legit high soprano with a high C.
SISTER SOPHIA- female; 30s – 40s; Neither demanding nor critical; sticks with the rules. Legit soprano.
BARON ELBERFELD – male; 40s – 60s; neighbor of the Von Trapp family; opposed to the Nazi takeover
NAZI YOUTH – male; 20s; lyric baritone; young and clean cut.
BARONESS ELBERFELD – female; 30s – 40s; excellent legit singer
URSULA – female; late teens to 20s; chest mix with a head voice
NEW POSTULANT – female; 20s – 30s; excellent chest mix with a legit voice to a high C