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"The Sound Of Music"-Birmingham, AL - Casting ID # 1608565
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Birmingham, AL Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 01-16-20
Audition Date 04-17-20 Submission deadline 04-15-20
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
The Sound of Music comes to life on the epic outdoor stage at The Promise in Glen Rose. We are seeking adults and children to join the cast as we transform The Promise stage to the hills of Austria.

Role # 1 Maria Rainer
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Maria is a sweet young postulant whose love of freedom makes it obvious to her superiors that she is not suited for religious life at the Nonnberg Abby. Maria is full of energy, passionate, country girl who has a charming but gawky, awkward physicality and personality, naive, naughty, witty, strongminded, and tomboyish. Needs to have an obvious connection with children and an ability to relate at their level.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 22 to 23
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Georg Von Trapp
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

\"Captain\". A retired very wealthy Austro-Hungarian Naval Lieutenant Commander, distinguished, active, handsome, highly organized and regimented, efficient and very smart. The Captain is a widower with seven children who is strong and firm with a hidden softness.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 41
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 The Mother Abbess
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(The Mother Abbess of Nonnberg Abbey). A true big-hearted mother figure, loved, adored and respected.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 40 to 65
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Baroness Elsa Schrae
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(Baroness Elsa Schraeder). A very wealthy widow, who is president of her late husband\'s corporation. Elegant, sophisticated city person. Clever and canny and very much into making a good social arrangement.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 40 to 49
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Max Detwieler
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A theatrical agent and First Secretary of Education and Culture- personal friend of von Trapp and a sort of uncle to his children. He is clever at his job, witty and charming though quite pushy to get what he wants. We are not sure whose side he is on until the last moment. Witt and humor personality of the show.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 50
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Liesl Von Trapp
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Eldest daughter of Von Trapp. Innocent, naïve, infatuated with Rolf, pretty but unsophisticated and tends to think everything is wonderful. She has a maternal edge to her and cares very deeply for her younger siblings. Growing up fast with no maternal role model, she represents the juvenile romantic plot.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Rolf Gruber
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The other part of the juvenile romantic plot is the telegram delivery boy friend of Lieslblond, selfimportant, boasting, a very pleasant young man, somewhat aggressive but in a gentle way. Rolf has Hitler as his paternal role model and the Nazi regime as a future goal. He seems to know an enormous amount of what is going on because of his job and seems to relish his spying tactics.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 17 to 18
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Sister Berthe
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

\"Mistress of Novices\". No nonsense type, officious and very strict. Not a supporter of Maria.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Sister Margaretta
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

\"Mistress of Postulants\". Kind and understanding supporter of Maria.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Sister Sophia
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Dutiful and kind-takes the middle road to avoid controversy.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Friedrich Von Trapp
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Tough exterior, very much trying to be \"the man\" of the family; desperately needs his father. Must play guitar.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 14 to 15
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Louisa Von Trapp
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Likes to play tricks on people and is quite a tomboy; Rebellious attitude. She misses her mother a great deal.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 14
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Brigitta Von Trapp
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

She is a smart avid reader, always says what she thinks and observes well. She is suspicious of \'Uncle\' Max.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 9 to 10
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Marta Von Trapp
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Very inquisitive, smart and gentle.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 7 to 8
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Gretl Von Trapp
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Sweet and loving-doll-like and wants attention. Must have the cute factor.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 5 to 6
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 Franz
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

\"The Butler\". Originally a sort of protector to Captain Von Trapp in the Navy, he is now retired into this position as valet, which he carries out with somber efficiency. He is humorless and appears harmless but underneath we discover he is secretly plotting with the Nazi party Anschluss and might have become a major threat had the family not escaped.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 Frau Schmidt
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

\"The Housekeeper\". Going slightly deaf, very little personality; she does her job efficiently but without affection. She is strong and somewhat dominating. She has been around a long time and hates the way she is treated with whistles by the Baron. It affects her dignity. She appears to be a thoroughly reliable member of the staff and respected by all.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 18 Herr Zeller
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The Gauleiter-a sort of district governor appointed by the Nazi Regime to prepare the Anschluss. He is overbearing, arrogant and autocratic, self-important and pompous. Stern and unsmiling, a typical Nazi official whose primary concern is to see that everyone toes the line.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 19 Baron Elberfeld
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A neighbor of Captain Von Trapp and one of the \"Old Guards\" of Austria, violently opposed to the takeover of his beloved country by Nazi Germany. Can double with other roles in the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 20 Baroness Elberfeld
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A neighbor of Captain Von Trapp and wife to the Baron Elberfeld.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 21 A Postulant
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A smart, well-dressed young girl who has a walk-on moment only-no dialogue. Can join with the women nun ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 8 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 22 Von Schreiber
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

"Admiral". An important figure in the Austrian Navy and appears to be much respected by Captain von Trapp. He has obviously agreed to be part of the new regime with Germany.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 23 Saengerbund of Herwe
Seeking 3 talent(s) for this role

"Saengerbund of Herwegen Trio". Three person performance group who wins 3rd place in the Festival Concert.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 24 Fraulein Schweiger
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Female performer who wins 2nd place in the Festival Concert.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 25 Ensemble
Seeking 10 talent(s) for this role

Strong actors needed to perform the onstage roles for the Nazi soldiers, dancing neighbors and friends who come to Captain Von Trapp's party, Salzburg citizens, and Georg's friends of naval background who participate in the Festival Concert. Strong actors, singers and dancers are also needed to perform "The Lonely Goatherd" scene.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -