All actors will wear masks during rehearsals and wear clear plastic face shields during performances. The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach has very strict COVID-19 safety protocols in place to insure the wellness of all actors, volunteers and patrons.
This musical is under the direction of Mike Funaro.
Music Direction is by Melissa Cargile
Show Dates: July 15th through August 3rd.
Looking for strong singers although everyone is encouraged to audition.
Saturday May 15th, 2pm-5pm CHILDREN ONLY:
This is a separate audition just for kids 18 and under wishing to audition for any of the von Trapp family children roles. If you are not available for this audition, you may attend on any of the other dates, but there will be no adults at this particular time.
Please prepare a short song selection of no more than one complete verse. Sheet music is preferred, but a cappella songs will be accepted.
If you wish to be considered for Liesl, you must prepare a short monologue as well.
For more information, contact the director, Mike Funaro, at [email protected]
May 16th and 17th 7-10pm Adults and Children
Callbacks for the roles of Maria, Captain von Trapp, Mother Abbess, Max, Frau Schrader, Rolf and the von Trapp children will be by invitation only and held on Tuesday the 18th at 6:30pm.
You only need to attend one audition time to be considered for a callback
Show Dates: July 15th – August 3rd
What to prepare:
Adults: please prepare a short song selection of no more than one complete verse of a song. Sheet music is required. No a cappella. An accompanist will be provided. If you would like to be considered for Maria, Captain von Trapp, Mother Abbess, Max, Frau Schraeder or Liesl, please prepare a short monologue as well.
Children will be allowed to sing a cappella.
Please bring with you a full set of conflicts beginning May 22nd through August 3rd as this will help us determine casting. Rehearsals begin on or about May 22nd.
Rehearsal & Dates
Auditions will be held on Saturday, May 15th (young actors only), Sunday, May 16th and Monday, May 17th at 7:00 pm in the rehearsal hall located next door to the theater at 726 3rd Ave. All roles and all are welcome to audition.
Show Dates: July 15th through August 3rd.
- Age Range: 6 - 99
- Experience: No Experience Necessary
- Ethnicity: Caucasian/White, Latino/Hispanic, Black/African American, Native American, Asian, Middle Eastern
- Role Description: ROLES: 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