Cassidy Theatre

Cassidy Theatre
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Box Office: (440) 842-4600
Hours: Monday - Tuesday - Thursday - Friday 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Email: office@cassidytheatre.com

CASSIDY THEATRE AUDITIONS

  • Main Stage
  • Youth Theatre
Main Stage
 
The Sound of Music
 
When: Sunday August 17th, 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Monday August 18th, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

CALLBACKS: Wednesday August 20th, 7:00 PM- 10:00 PM
 
Production Dates: November 21st 2014 - December 7th 2014
Fridays and Saturdays @ 8:00 PM and Sundays @ 3:00 PM
 
 
Director Kim Eskut
Music Director Heidi Herczeg
Choreographer Jen Justice
 
Audition:
 

No appointment necessary.
Please prepare 16-32 bars of a song in the style of the show , also ensure that you bring sheet music
(accompanist will be provided).
Bring a headshot and resume if available.
There may be reading from the script, but there will be no dance call until callbacks on Wednesday.
Callbacks, by invitation, will take place on: Wednesday, August 20th from 7pm-10pm
Be prepared for movement. There may be more reading from the script and singing songs from the show.
If you wish to audition but are not able to make it to the above dates, please contact the box office at #440-842-4600 to make alternate arrangements.
Please bring a list of conflict dates you may have during the rehearsal period.

 
Non-Equity performers / All Roles Available - NO PARTS HAVE BEEN PRE-CAST
 
Location:The Cassidy Theatre, 6200 Pearl Road, Parma Hts, OH 44130
 
Character List:
(Ages listed are approximate CHARACTER ages only)
 
LEAD ADULT CHARACTERS:

Maria Rainer (musical theatre mix/soprano, dance, 20-35)
A postulant at Nonnberg Abbey – young, free spirited, warm, gentle and kind with much determination.
Captain Georg von Trapp (baritone, moves well, 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, moves well, 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, moves well, 35-45)
A baroness of taste and elegance, sophisticated, dignified and mature.
Mother Abbess (legit soprano, wide vocal range, 40+, very strong actress)
Motherly, understanding, strong and authoritative, but kind.
FEATURED CHARACTERS:
Sister Berthe (alto, moves well)
Mistress of Novices, prudish, straight laced with a quick tongue, she is less tolerant than other nuns.
Sister Margaretta (mezzo, moves well)
Mistress of Postulants, very kind, understanding and concerned.
Sister Sophia (soprano, moves well)
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:

All children, apart from their character description must be able to be conservative with their emotions and “serious.”
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 (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)
Must have the cute factor.
CHORUS:

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.
 
About the Show:
Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Suggested by "The Trapp Family Singers" by Maria Augusta Trapp

The heartwarming story of a postulant who proved too high spirited for the religious life. She is dispatched to serve as a governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually capture the heart of the stern Captain. Perfect for the whole family, this show includes the classic songs, My Favorite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Sixteen Going on Seventeen, and the inspiring Climb Every Mountain.
Youth Theatre
 
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