UPCOMING AUDITIONS

SOUND OF MUSIC VIRTUAL AUDITIONS – Deadline Extended

The Lebowsky Center for Performing Arts is pleased to announce auditions for its upcoming production of The Sound of Music, featuring 8 performances from February 25 through March 6.
Auditions are open for performers age 5 and up and will be held in two rounds. The first round will include a virtual submission. Those interested in auditioning will be asked to sing a brief vocal selection, preferably classic musical theatre, to submit with a completed audition form (linked below). All submissions are due no later than Sunday, January 2 at 5:00pm.  FORM
Select auditioners will then be invited to in-person callback auditions held January 4th. Additional information regarding the time, location and further details will be sent once the first round is complete.
With safety as the top concern, all performers and production crew must adhere to the safety precautions being recommended by MDHHS and the CDC due to the ongoing pandemic and must be fully vaccinated to perform in this production. If cast, rehearsals will begin in early January.
Due to limited rehearsals, it is extremely important for those auditioning to list all potential conflicts on their form.
Please reach out to Artistic Director, Garrett Bradley, with any additional questions at garrett@lebowskycenter.com.
DESCRIPTION OF CHARACTERS:
Maria Rainer: A postulant at Nonnberg Abbey – young, free spirited, warm, gentle and kind with much determination.
Captain Georg von Trapp: 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: Charming and vital; a man of sophistication who enjoys the good life; true and loyal friend to the von Trapp family.
Elsa Schrader: A baroness of taste and elegance, sophisticated, dignified and mature.
Mother Abbess: Motherly, understanding, strong and authoritative, but kind.
Sister Berthe: Mistress of Novices, prudish, straight laced with a quick tongue, she is less tolerant than other nuns.
Sister Margaretta: Mistress of Postulants, very kind, understanding and concerned.
Sister Sophia: Neither demanding nor critical, sticks with the rules.
Franz: The von Trapp butler, rather formal but not without spirit, he is very German and loyal to the Fascist cause.
Frau Schmidt: The housekeeper, stoic; she does her job efficiently but without affection. Strong and somewhat dominating.
Herr Zeller: Stern and unsmiling, a typical Nazi official whose primary concern is to see that everyone toes the line.
Rolf Gruber: Suitor to Liesl, telegram delivery boy, later Nazi soldier. A very pleasant young man, somewhat aggressive but in a gentle way.
CHILDREN’S ROLES:
Liesl von Trapp (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 (14): Tough exterior, very much trying to be “the man” of the family.
Louisa von Trapp (13): Rebellious attitude.
Kurt von Trapp (10): Gentle and mischievous.
Brigitta von Trapp (9): Smart, reads a lot.
Marta von Trapp (7): Very sweet and gentle.
Gretl von Trapp (5): Sweet, loving, and wants attention.
ENSEMBLE:
Male Ensemble: (16 & up) – Nazi soldiers, neighbors, Salzburg citizens and Georg’s friends.
Female Ensemble: (16 & up)– Salzburg citizens, new postulant, nuns, novices, postulants and contestants in the Festival Concert.