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Auditions

Ohio University Lancaster Theatre presents The Sound of Music

A Community Theatre Event!

The Sound of Music

OPEN AUDITIONS
 

Audition Dates/Times
Children Auditions
Liesl, Friedrich, Louisa, Kurt, Brigitta, Marta, Gretl
Saturday, March 7, 11 AM-1 PM
Sunday, March 8, 12 PM-2 PM


Adult Auditions
Saturday, May 2, 11 AM-2 PM
Sunday, May 3, 12 PM-3 PM


CALLBACKS, Sunday, May 3, 2020
(Adults only) 3:30 PM-6:00 PM


This production is a featured event during the Lancaster Festival 2020.


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 SOUND OF MUSIC" is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com


*THE LINK TO SIGN UP FOR AUDITIONS WILL BE POSTED ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.

SHOW DATES/TIMES
Sunday, July 26, 2020, 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM, Lancaster Festival Shows, Thursday, August 6, 2020 7:00 PM
Friday, August 7, 2020 7:00 PM, Saturday, August 8, 2020 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM, Sunday, August 9, 2020 1:00 PM

ADULT AUDITIONS/DATES, *Saturday, May 2, 11 AM-2 PM & Sunday, May 3, 12-3 PM, Call backs 3:30 PM-6PM

Actors/singers/dancers can sign up for a 5 minute audition time on Saturday, April 11, 2020. Check the OUL Theatre website or our Facebook page for the link to get your audition time slot. If you are auditioning for more than one role you only need to sign up for one time slot. Arrive early to your audition to warmup and complete your audition forms.


Audition materials will be available in the OUL Library Monday, April 6, 2020. Sing 16 - 32 bars from the musical. You will be asked to do cold readings from the script. Your audition pieces should be choreographed and staged. If you are auditioning for a specific role, choose a song that the character sings in the show. Accompaniment will be provided at the audition. No A cappella singing! All ethnicities and ages are encouraged to audition. If you decide not to audition after you have committed to an audition time, it is your responsibility to release your slot for other actors to sign up. The role of Captain Georg von Trapp has been cast. All other roles are available. See audition details below.


CHILDREN AUDITIONS/DATES, *Saturday, March 7, 11 AM -1 PM & Sunday March 8, 12 PM-2 PM


Actors auditioning for the roles of Liesl, Friedrich, Louisa, Kurt, Brigitta, Marta, and Gretl can sign up for a 5 minute audition time on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. Check the OUL Theatre website or our Facebook page for the link to get your audition time slot. Arrive early to your audition to warmup and complete your audition forms. Materials will be available in the OUL Library Tuesday, February 4 along with the accompanying tracks. The libretto and vocal score may also be available at many public libraries. ALL children should be prepared to sing No. 9a. “Do-Re-Mi (Encore)” measures 57-88 sing the melody, No. 24. “So Long, Farewell” measures 4 - 19. Liesl should also prepare No. 11 “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” measures 71-104. Your audition pieces should be choreographed and staged. The tracks will be provided during the audition. No A cappella singing! You will also be asked to do a cold reading from the script. All children will need to complete the dance audition following their individual vocal audition. If you decide not to audition after you have committed to an audition time, it is your responsibility to release your slot for other actors to sign up. See audition details below.


SPEAKING ROLES (NON-SINGING)
Be prepared to read from the script during your audition time. You may also be asked to sing and complete the dance audition.


DANCE AUDITIONS
Dance auditions will follow your vocal auditions and be done in groups on the half hour. You must complete the individual audition AND the dance audition to be cast in the show. Dress appropriately for the dance audition: clothes and shoes that you can move in.


CALLBACKS (TBA)
Callbacks for adult roles will be Sunday, May 3, 2020, 3:30 PM-6:00 PM. Actors will be asked to do scenes, songs, and choreography from the production.


PRELIMINARY REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Rehearsals begin the week of Monday, May 4, 2020. During the month of May, rehearsals are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 6:00 PM-8:30 PM (dance). Vocal and blocking rehearsals begin on Saturday, May 9, 2020. No rehearsal on Memorial Day. Weekend rehearsals are Saturdays 8:30 AM-2:30 PM (TBA), Sundays 12:30 PM-4:30 PM (TBA), and will include vocals, blocking and dance. Individual principal vocal rehearsals will be arranged with the vocal music director. Cast members will be emailed a detailed rehearsal schedule on Monday, May 4, 2020. Tech week is July 18-25, 2020. Not all cast members will be needed at all rehearsals. Please have ALL of your possible conflicts listed during your audition.


CREW
Crew members/volunteers are needed for the following positions: lighting, sound, costumes, set construction, and ushering. Contact the director at jonesv2@ohio.edu for more information.


CAST RESPONSIBILITIES
As a cast member, you are expected to participate in events that promote the show: radio interviews, parades, festival events, and many more activities. Cast members will be responsible to sell production T-shirts and sell advertising for our banners and Playbill. Actors are responsible for providing their own make-up, some pieces of their costumes, and personal props. Cast members will be responsible for a one-time costume rental fee of $25.


AUDITION POLICY
OUL has an open audition policy. We are always looking for new actors, singers, dancers, and crew members. If you are not cast in the show, we encourage you to participate in one of our production crews. You can help out with lighting, sound, props, set construction, ushering, box office, publicity, and many other aspects of putting on a major musical production.


CAST GUIDELINES
All cast members must abide by the rules and regulations established by Ohio University Lancaster. Cast and crew members will be asked to sign a photo release, a confidentiality agreement, and a morality clause.

AUDITION INFORMATION

  •  Please choose from the below materials for your audition song.
  •  If you are auditioning for a specific role, cold readings from the script will follow your song. 
  •  All of the audition materials and audition tracks are available on reserve in the OUL Library on 2/4/20
  •   Please bring a photo ID with you to check out the materials for one hour.
  •  If you are auditioning for more than one role AND singing a second song, it must fit in your 5 minute time slot. 

For more information about the show go to: https://www.rnh.com/show/95/The-Sound-of-Music#shows-castrequirements

ROLES 

CHARACTERS
Maria Rainer - a Postulant at Nonnberg Abbey
The Mother Abbess
Sister Berthe - Mistress of Novices
Sister Margaretta - Mistress of Postulants
Sister Sophia
Captain Georg von Trapp - *the role has been cast
Franz - the butler
Frau Schmidt - the housekeeper
Liesl von Trapp - age 16
Friedrich von Trapp - age 14
Louisa von Trapp - age 13
Kurt von Trapp - age 10
Brigitta von Trapp - age 9
Marta von Trapp - age 7
Gretl von Trapp - the youngest
Rolf Gruber - age 17
Elsa Schraeder
Ursula
Max Detweiler
Herr Zeller
Baron Elberfeld
A New Postulant
Admiral von Schreiber
ENSEMBLE: Neighbors of Captain von Trapp, nuns, novices, postulants, and contestants at the Festival Concert

 

AUDITION DETAILS: Please prepare the following audition pieces.

 

Maria Rainer, Song No. 2 “The Sound of Music” entire song, No. 6 “My Favorite Things” measures 5-75, No. 14 “The Lonely Goatherd” measures 123 to the end

The Mother Abbess, Song No. 28 “Climb Every Mountain” measures 9 to the end

Nuns, adult women’s roles/ensemble, Song No. 4 “Maria” measures 70-90

Captain Georg von Trapp, the role has been cast

Liesl von Trapp, Song No. 11 “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” measures 71-105, No. 9a “Do-Re-Mi (Encore)” measures 57-88 sing the melody, No. 24. “So Long, Farewell” measures 4-19

ALL Children, Song No. 9a “Do-Re-Mi (Encore)” measures 57-88 sing the melody, No. 24

“So Long, Farewell” measures 4-19

Rolf Gruber, Song No. 11 “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” measures 8-59

Max Detweiler and Elsa Schraeder,  Song No. 16 “How Can Love Survive?” measures 3-52 sing both roles

Adult men’s roles/ensemble, Song No. 16 “How Can Love Survive?” measures 3-52 sing both roles

 

 

Speaking roles, (non-singing) be prepared to read from the script during your audition time. You may also be asked to sing and complete the dance audition.

You may be asked to do cold readings from the script.

 

"THE SOUND OF MUSIC" is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com

CREATIVE TEAM

Producer, Director, Musical Director, Scenic Designer - A Victor Jones, jonesv2@ohio.edu

Assistant Director - Jennifer Myers,  Choreographer - Frances Gaskill

Vocal Music Director - Guest Artist, Harriet Rawlins Hill, Orchestra Conductor - Judy Rehrer

Lighting Designer and Technical Consultant - Dale Harris

Stage Managers—Ian Houghs, Grace Spindler