Sound of Music Auditions

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GNAG Theatre Education Program presents: The Sound of Music, Spring 2020

Join us for a classic production of this all-time favourite. This show has roles for expert singers and offers some very fine character parts. There are 7 featured children’s roles, and a number of speaking-only parts for older adults.

There will be opportunity to play in the Townsfolk chorus with songs and dances, specifically for newer performers.

The storyline:
Mountain-bred Maria is an awkward fit at Nonnberg Abbey.  Her desire for the cloister fights her urge to sing for joy.

Mother Superior sends her on a secular mission: to help out a widower with 7 children.  How the assignment helps to discover her true place in the world, and how her courage helps her new family escape the Nazi occupation of Austria in 1938 is the backdrop to a series of well-loved songs.

The Characters are modelled on the story of the real-life Von Trapp family:

7 kids, age 8 to 15 who sing well.

Liesl and Rolf, teen sweethearts, who sing strongly and dance.

Women/ sopranos/ trebles:  The Mother Superior and 3 speaking nuns.  Very strong singers.

3 postulants, and a choir of nuns.

Adults:
Captain Von Trapp, Elsa Schraeder, Max Dettweiler, all sing solo and in duet, and dance well.
Frau Schmidt, Franz
10 speaking adult roles (Admiral, Soldiers, Baron Elberfeld , Herr Zeller)

SIGN UP by contacting Stage Manager Lauren Fowler lauren@gnag.ca to schedule your audition on
Monday, June 24, 6 – 9:30 pm or
Tuesday, June 25, 6 – 9:30 pm
at the Glebe Community Centre.
CALLBACKS will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 6 – 9:30 pm

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

– If you would like to be considered for a nun or principal singing role, please memorize a verse and chorus of a musical theatre song and bring sheet music with you for a pianist.

– For chorus roles only, you may sing “O Canada” or “Happy Birthday.”

– You may be asked to read dialogue with another actor.

– Those asked to Call Back on Wednesday will be asked to dance (i.e. to follow a choreo combination)

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE AND SHOW DATES: Please read CAREFULLY before auditioning

Fall 2019 rehearsal dates: 

September 24 – December 10
Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:30 pm

Winter 2020 rehearsal dates

January 7 – March 25 (ex Feb 18 & 19 and March 17 & 18)
Tuesdays and Wednesdays 7:00 – 9:30 pm

Additional Sunday 2020 Rehearsals: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

January 26
February 9
March 1
March 22

Production week:

Wednesday, March 25            Regular rehearsal
Thursday, March 26                Setup & lighting
Friday, March 27                      Set build, focus lights
Saturday, March 28                Q2Q (6 pm)
Sunday, March 29                    Tech dress (7 pm)
Monday, March 30                   Off
Tuesday, March 31                   Preview (7 pm)
Wednesday, April 1                  Show (7 pm)
Thursday, April 2                     Show (7 pm)
Friday, April 3                           Show (7 pm)
Saturday, April 4                      Show (2 pm & 7 pm)
Sunday, April 5                         Show (7 pm)

Registration opens September 1, 2019

Fall Tuition includes Scripts (by Sept 21)          $115+HST

And Winter Tuition (by Dec 1)                           $265 + HST

OR Early- bird Combo Tuition (by Sept 1 – 20) $330 + HST

Note: Financial assistance is available.
Please enquire by emailing GNAG’s Executive Director, Mary Tsai, tsai@gnag.ca