Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The High Plains are alive with "The Sound of Music" auditions

From the Cheyenne Little Theatre Players:

Adult auditions for "The Sound of Music" will be held Tuesday, Aug. 3, 6 p.m., at the Mary Godfrey Playhouse in Cheyenne. Director is Toni Tomei. Choreographer is Russell Rose. Musical Director/Conductor: Dave Kramer

From the Director: Auditions will be held in groups of no more than 10 individuals at a time on-stage and closed to the public. This will allow each actor to have more of a "moment" with the Directors and Choreographer. The Stage Management team will be in the lobby to see that the audition is run smoothly, and answer any questions you may have. Please bring your resume and 8 x 10 photo (if you have one) to attach to the audition sheet that you will fill out. Please note: any current photo will do.

You will be seen in the order that you arrive at the theater.

Audition Requirements: Prepare one standard Broadway show tune; a song from the show is fine. Please no rock opera, no singing to a tape or CD and no accapella. We need to hear you sing with the piano, even if it is Happy Birthday and singing scales. You will only read from the script and sing additional songs if you are invited to callbacks. You may be cut off during your songs if the directors have heard all they need to. This is in the interest of time.

Cast of Characters: If you are auditioning for a specific role, the songs noted below will be sung at callbacks and anyone may be use them for main audition.

Maria Rainer : Lead, to portray age range: 23 - 28, Voice: Soprano
Please prepare: "The Sound of Music", "My Favorite Things" and "An Ordinary Couple"

Captain Georg Von-Trapp: Lead, to portray age range: 38-50, Voice: Baritone. Please prepare: "Edelweiss", "The Sound of Music" and "An Ordinary Couple"

Elsa Schraeder: Supporting, Age: 35-45. Please prepare "How Can Love Survive" and "No Way to Stop It"

Max Detweiler: Supporting, Age: 30-60. Please prepare "How Can Love Survive" and "No Way to Stop It"

The Children : Supporting, Would prefer children to be at least 8 years + to portray ages: 6-16. Please prepare: "The Sound of Music" and "Do Ri Me". The children are: Friedrich - age 14, Louisa - age 13,
Kurt - age 10, Brigitta - age 9, Marta - age 7, Gretl - the youngest.

Leisl: Supporting, to portray age 16 - going on 17. Voice: Mezzo. Must move/dance well. Please prepare: "The Sound of Music" and "I Am Sixteen Going on Seventeen"

Rolf Gruber : Supporting, to portray age Age 17 going on 18, Voice: Tenor. Must move/dance well. Please prepare: "The Sound of Music" and "I Am Sixteen Going on Seventeen"

Mother Abbess : Lead, Age 40 +: Strong Mezzo Soprano. Prepare: "Climb Every Mountain"

Sisters Berthe, Margaretta and Sophia: Supporting, to portray age ranges of 30+, Voice: Mezzo's Prepare: "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria"

Frau Schmidt: Supporting, to portray Age 30+ (This is a non singing part, but will sing with the chorus if needed, non singing actors are welcome to audition for this part)

Franz: Supporting, to portray age 30+ (This is a non-singing part, but will sing with the chorus if needed, non-singing actors are welcome to audition for this part)

Ensemble: Please note that those cast as nuns, and military personnel will be doubling as townspeople, party guests and festival contestants. Everyone must sing even though some of the parts are marked non-singing. We are looking for a wide range of heights and ages for all of these parts.

We are seeking an energetic, talented cast that looks good, sounds great and can fill the house with personality and sound that every director strives for and every audience is thrilled by. Continuity and look of the Von Trapp "family" is also key. Rehearsals begin August 9, starting at 6:30pm, Monday thru Friday. Every attempt will be made to release the children earlier in the evening from each rehearsal they attend. You will not be required to rehearse every night, until closer to opening, so check your schedule against the Master Calendar before you audition. Keep conflicts to a minimum.

No conflicts during Tech Week - Sunday, Sept. 19 (afternoon) thru Wed., Sept. 22

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