GNAG Theatre 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
– 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
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, email@example.com