Description:

CCT Summer Show presented by CYT Portland/Vancouver

OPEN CASTING CALL:
Calling all actors AGES 8-ADULT for various role in Christian Community Theater's Summer Production of The Sound of Music.  

OPEN AUDITIONS & CLOSED CALLBACKS: June 19th & 20th at Boones Ferry Community Church in Tualatin, Oregon

If you are interested in auditioning you must create a USER ACCOUNT on this website. Once your account is built click on The Sound of Music auditions tab and select a time that is available. There is no class requirement in order to participate in this show. All community actors are eligible for roles. Please prepare a 1 minute song from a Broadway musical (no vocal track please), and a one minute monologue. 

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Aug 21st @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Aug 22nd @ 1:00pm
  • Saturday, Aug 22nd @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, Aug 28th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Aug 29th @ 1:00pm
  • Saturday, Aug 29th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Aug 30th @ 3:00pm
Tickets go on sale Sunday July 5, 2020 at 12:00am

Ticket Prices:


Sherwood Center for the Arts:

22689 SW Pine Street, Sherwood, OR 97140


Characters:

Maria Ranier

Maria Ranier - (Sop/Mez, some dance, age 20-35) A postulant at Nonnberg Abbey, young, free spirited, warm, and kind. She is from the Austrian countryside, an orphan, who has used her resourcefulness, intelligence and inner confidence to overcome the difficulties of her early life. There is a part of her that wants sheltering from the uncertainties of the outside world as well, and that, coupled with her absolute faith in God’s will, is what has led her to seek life as a nun. The actor must have versatility a powerful voice, great sense of natural humor, and ability to move well. Qualities needed: Zest/inner joy for life and God and helping people, slight wittiness and confidence in her joy.

Captain Georg von Trapp

Captain Georg von Trapp - (Bari, moves well, age 35-45) A retired Austrian naval captain. Educated, polished, and military in the way he runs his life, his home, and his children’s lives. The father of seven, ranging in age from six to sixteen, he is a widower. When we meet him he is still mourning over the death of his wife; his unconscious defence has been to push his children away and remove himself from the home that reminds him too much of what he has lost, resulting in a cool, detached exterior; underneath, he is warm, understanding, and as much in need of love himself as are his children. Qualities needed: Somewhat calloused and stiff exterior hiding a bruised and loving interior. Staunch in beliefs and convictions.

Max Detweiller

Max Detweiller - (bari, age 30+) Charming, sophisticated, enjoys the good life, which he can’t afford, so he avails himself of the Captain’s largesse at every opportunity. He is practical and sees the coming of Nazism as unavoidable, so one must “accommodate,” which brings him into conflict with the Captain. Ultimately, he proves a true and loyal friend to the family. Qualities needed: Self-suiting in a fun and entertaining way. He’s always looking to maintain a comfortable lifestyle by “meeting” other people’s “needs.”

Elsa Schrader

Elsa Schrader - (mezzo, moves well, age 35-45) A baroness of taste and elegance; she is sophisticated and worldly. Like Max, she will find a way to accommodate the coming Anschluss. She tolerates the children, but would send them off to boarding school, so she and the Captain could spend most of their time in Vienna. She loves the Captain in a measured way; he represents good social standing and a continuation of the comfortable, luxurious lifestyle she enjoys. Qualities needed: Outwardly very sophisticated, elegant, and accommodating to people and what they want and look for in someone. On the inside, she really is just dying to be loved, appreciated, doted on, spoiled, pampered, and pleased.

Mother Abbess

Mother Abbess - (powerful soprano, moves well, age 40+, strong actress) Motherly, understanding, authoritative, she is Maria’s guiding light. Her years have brought her wisdom, patience, and inner confidence. Qualities needed: Caring, confident in her convictions and service to God. Wise and willing to share her time to help bring others to understand and learn.

Liesl von Trapp

Liesl von Trapp - (mezzo, strong dancer, age 16) The oldest child, blossoming into a woman, and smitten by Rolf. She also has a maternal edge and cares deeply for her younger siblings. Initially she thinks herself too old to need a governess; she discovers otherwise. Qualities needed: Rambunctious nature wrapped in a growing lady-likeness. She is a caring person who longs to be cared for too.

Friedrich von Trapp

Friedrich von Trapp - (age 14) Proud to be “a boy” in this family of mostly girls, and an often-absent father. Qualities needed: Searching and trying to be a grown-up although he is still but a young teenager.

Louisa von Trapp

Louisa von Trapp - (age 13) The trickster of the family, full of mischief. Qualities needed: Extremely mischievous and cleverly tricky because of her extremely creative nature.

Kurt von Trapp

Kurt von Trapp - (age 10, some dance) Gentle and a peacemaker. He dances the Laendler with Maria. Qualities needed: Super sweet and very bright and thus notices people and their emotions.

Brigitta von Trapp

Brigitta von Trapp - (age 9) Smart, reads a lot, always tells the truth, even when it may be inappropriate. Qualities needed: Has a head for knowledge and a heart for adventure and intrigue.

Marta von Trapp

Marta von Trapp - (age 7) Very much the little princess; pink is her favorite color. Qualities needed: Super sweet and loving. Innocence and princess-ness are written all over her.

Gretl von Trapp

Gretl von Trapp - (age 6) Very cute, just wants to be loved. Qualities needed: A spunky, vivacious, daring soul wrapped in a cute, lovable little person.

Sister Berthe

Three Featured Nuns at the Abbey: All are frustrated with her inability to settle into the lifestyle of the Abbey. Sister Berthe - (alto, moves well) Mistress of Novices, she is the more critical, finding all the faults in Maria’s conduct, and may be a little pompous.

Sister Margaretta

Three Featured Nuns at the Abbey: All are frustrated with her inability to settle into the lifestyle of the Abbey. Sister Margaretta - (mezzo, moves well) Mistress of Postulants, she has a good sense of humor, and so appreciates what is humorous in Maria’s conduct.

Sister Sophia

Three Featured Nuns at the Abbey: All are frustrated with her inability to settle into the lifestyle of the Abbey. Sister Sophia - (soprano, moves well) She is more inclined to notice the positive aspects of Maria’s conduct.

Rolf Gruber

Rolf Gruber - (tenor, ideally a strong dancer or very good mover, age 17) Rolf is a telegraph delivery boy on bicycle, and later drawn into the Nazi youth movement. He and Liesl have fallen in love, and they look for every opportunity to see one another.

Franz

Franz - (non-singing, strong actor, age 30+) The von Trapp butler, formerly the Captain’s orderly on shipboard; formal, but not without spirit; his loyalties move very swiftly to the Fascist cause.

Frau Schmidt

Frau Schmidt - (non-singing, strong actor, age 30+) The housekeeper, rather stoic, but with a guarded sense of humor; she knows how to run the household as the Captain wishes it.

Herr Zeller

Herr Zeller - (non-singing, strong actor, age 40+) Bureaucratic neighbor who becomes an early Nazi official. He is critical of the Captain’s loyalties to the old Austria and ultimately, as an official of the Third Reich, leads the move to take the Captain into Nazi naval service; hard-nosed, inflexible.

Admiral Von Schreiber

Admiral Von Schreiber - (non-singing, strong actor) Admiral of the Navy of the Third Reich, he arrives to escort the Captain to his forced commission. He is more flexible and accommodating than Zeller.

Men and Women Ensemble members

Men and Women Ensemble members - (various ages) 5-10 male chorus members (16-60+ years) – Nazi soldiers, neighbors, Salzburg 
citizens and Georg’s friends (of naval background). 5-10 female chorus members (16-60+ years) – Salzburg citizens, new postulant, nuns, novices, postulants and contestants in the Festival Concert.

Puppets

Puppets - Listed possibilities: Goatherder, folks in a town, a prince, men on a road, men in the midst of a table d’hote (cheap restaurant meal), men drinking beer, one little girl, the little girl’s mama.