Municipal Theatre Association of St Louis
St. Louis, MO
$1,121 weekly minimum
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
Artistic Director & Executive Producer: Mike Isaacson
Artistic Associate: Michael Baxter
Director: Matt Kunkel
Choreographer: Beth Crandall
Music Director: Ben Whiteley
Casting: The Telsey Office/Rachel Hoffman, CSA
Rehearsal: July 23 – August 3
Performances: August 3 – August 9 (7 Performances, no matinees)
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.
Equity actors to play Kurt and Friedrich in THE SOUND OF MUSIC (all other roles cast - see breakdown). All stage manager positions have been filled.
In an effort to provide the safest possible workplace, The Muny will mandate COVID 19 Vaccinations for all eligible Backstage Employees. Working in an environment where performers, musicians, crew, and staff practice their craft in large numbers and close proximity a vaccination mandate is necessary to deliver on our commitment to provide a safe working environment to our employees. Vaccinations provide protections for individuals, as well as our community, and further our common goal to emerge from the pandemic.
VIDEO SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Materials are available at the Dropbox link:
1. Please prepare the attached side BOYS_SO LONG, FAREWELL_ CUT. Accompaniment track provided.
2. Please prepare the attached side #17 THE SOUND OF MUSIC REPRISE. It is the lower part. Accompaniment track and harmony guide track provided.
3. Acting Sides. Friedrich has two sides and Kurt has one. If you are submitting for both roles, please do both character’s respective sides. (Reader track provided if you don't have someone to read with you.)
4. OPTIONAL: Please prepare a 32-bar selection of a standard golden-age musical theatre song that properly showcases the upper part of your voice.
VIDEO SUBMISSION NOTES For your slate, please state:
* Your Name
* Your Height
* Full Body Camera Pan
* From the Director -- I would also like to “Meet Your Shoes!” Please take 30 seconds to tell me about the current pair of shoes you are wearing.
FRIEDRICH VON TRAPP – Male identifying, Age 14. Unchanged voice, strong singer, boy soprano/mezzo to G. Has a tough exterior and is very much trying to be the ‘man’ of the family. Quiet and gentlemanly. Excellent singer. Strong dance ability is essential.
KURT VON TRAPP – Male identifying, Age 10-11. Unchanged voice, Boy soprano with a high G. Inquisitive and adorable. He longs for love and attention from his father. He is gentle and a peacemaker. Excellent singer. Strong dance ability is essential.
THE FOLLOWING ROLES HAVE BEEN CAST
[CAPTAIN VON TRAPP] – *ROLE HAS BEEN CAST Male identifying, late 30’s to 50; strong actor, commanding presence – retired naval officer and proud Austrian. Highly organized and regimented, efficient and smart. Baritone.
[MARIA RAINER] – *ROLE HAS BEEN CAST Female identifying, early 20’s; spirited, passionate and charming, though occasionally filled with self doubt. Caring and committed. Musical theatre mix/soprano (briefly to high Gb in “Goatherd”).
[ELSA SCHRAEDER] – *ROLE HAS BEEN CAST Female identifying, mid 30’s – early 40’s; a wealthy widow, she is sophisticated, charming and clever.¬ Legit Mezzo range (A to E below high C).
[MAX DETWEILLER] – *ROLE HAS BEEN CAST Male identifying, 40’s – 50’s; witty and clever impresario who can be charmingly pushy when pursuing what he wants.¬ Strong character actor with good sense of comedy. Baritone or low tenor.
[MOTHER ABBESS] – *ROLE HAS BEEN CAST Female identifying, 40’s – 50’s, Wise, kind and strong. Powerful chest and head voice – Excellent legit Soprano, wide vocal range (B to Ab), must have solid exposed high A-flat.
[SISTER MARGARETTA] – *ROLE HAS BEEN CAST Female identifying, 30’s. Mistress of the Postulants, kind and understanding. A supporter of Maria.
[LIESL VON TRAPP] – *ROLE HAS BEEN CAST Female identifying, plays 16; a teen on the verge of womanhood. Innocent, naïve, and initially infatuated with Rolf. Chest mix with a head voice (low G to F#) and comfortable with dance.
[ROLF GRUBER] – *ROLE HAS BEEN CAST Male identifying, plays 17, epitome of clean cut, athletic German youth; self important but pleasant, he can be somewhat aggressive. Lyric Baritone; must be comfortable with dance.
[HERR ZELLER] – *ROLE HAS BEEN CAST Male identifying, Caucasian, late 20’s – 40’s. A staunch Nazi sympathizer and eventually a leader in the Nazi regime.
[FRANZ] – *ROLE HAS BEEN CAST Male identifying, Caucasian, mid 30’s – 50’s. Distant and efficient butler.
[FRAU SCHMIDT] – *ROLE HAS BEEN CAST Female identifying, Caucasian, mid 30’s – 50’s. The housekeeper.
[ADMIRAL VON SCHREIBER] – *ROLE HAS BEEN CAST Male identifying, Caucasian, 40’s – 50’s. A retired Admiral in the Austrian Navy and neighbor of Captain Von Trapp.
[LOUISA VON TRAPP] – *ROLE HAS BEEN CAST Female identifying, age 13. Initially mischievous, she eventually softens to Maria. Excellent singer.
[BRIGITTA VON TRAPP]– *ROLE HAS BEEN CAST Female identifying, age 10. Intelligent, independent, bookish, and thoughtful. She is always honest and is not afraid to speak her mind. Excellent singer.
[MARTA VON TRAPP]– *ROLE HAS BEEN CAST Female identifying, age 7. Sweet and gentle. [GRETL VON TRAPP] – *ROLE HAS BEEN CAST Female identifying, age 5 (girls must be at least age 6 to audition). Adorable and, at first, somewhat shy, but warms to Maria immediately.
SEE PREPARATION IN BREAKDOWN.Please email us a viewable and downloadable link to your audition. Dropbox and Google Drive tend to work really well and can be kept private. Please also include a picture and resume if you have one.
MSUA $1,121 weekly minimum