Oct 052018
 

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

 

The Sound of Music marked the last collaboration between composer Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein and is still regarded by many as the most famous musical of all time. This timeless tale of love, family and the wonder of music itself has rightfully earned a place in the hearts of children and adults the world over. Based partially on Maria Von Trapp’s autobiography, The Trapp Family SingersThe Sound of Music includes a remarkable number of popular songs, such as ‘The Sound of Music’, ‘My Favourite Things’, ‘Climb Every Mountain’, ‘Do-Re-Mi’, and ‘Edelweiss’. Join Babirra Music Theatre for their beautifully reimagined staging in 2019, that will have the audience recreating their childhood memories of this extraordinary classic whilst capturing the affections of a new generation of theatre patrons.

The setting for The Sound of Music is Salzburg, Austria, where Maria, a postulant at Nonnberg Abbey, is too free-spirited to accept the discipline of the order easily and frequently escapes to the mountains. Thus, the Mother Abbess arranges for Maria to work as a governess for the wealthy, aristocratic Captain Georg Von Trapp—a widower with seven children. By adding music and outdoor expeditions to the children’s normally rigorous schedule, Maria wins the children’s hearts. Although Captain Von Trapp is engaged to the elegant socialite, Elsa Schraeder, through the course of the story he falls in love with Maria and eventually marries her. But it is 1938, and the Von Trapps’ married life is quickly disrupted by Nazi Germany’s annexation of Austria. The family has become well known as an amateur singing group, and after a final appearance at a local contest, they manage to escape and cross the mountains on foot to Switzerland.

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director: Tyler Hess
Musical Director: Ben Moody
Choreographer: Kristy Griffin

AUDITION VENUES

Highfield Rd Uniting church hall, Highfield Rd, Canterbury.

Fleigner Hall, 31 to 39 Highland Ave, East Oakleigh.

AUDITION DATES – ADULT PRINCIPALS and ENSEMBLE
Monday 22 October, 8pm to 11pm, at Highfield Rd
Wednesday 24 October, 8:30pm to 11pm, at Highfield Rd
Monday 29 October, 8pm to 11pm, at Highfield Rd

Movement Audition (by invitation):

Wednesday 31 October from 7pm, at Fleigner Hall.

Call backs:

Wednesday 31 October from 8pm, at Fleigner Hall.

AUDITION DATES – ROLF and THE VON TRAPP CHILDREN

Monday 26 November, 6:30pm to 10pm, at Fleigner Hall
Wednesday 28 November, 6:30pm to 10pm, at Fleigner Hall

Monday 3 December, 6:30pm to 10pm, at Fleigner Hall

Movement Audition and Call Backs (by invitation):

Thursday 6 December from 8pm, at Highfield Rd

REHEARSALS
Monday and Thursday evenings 8pm to 10:30pm and Sunday afternoons 1pm to 5pm.
First rehearsal: Sunday 3 February 2019 at 1pm.

Rehearsal venue is the Highfield Rd Uniting church hall, Highfield Rd, Canterbury.

Children’s rehearsals will primarily be scheduled on Sunday afternoons, however there will be times when they are needed on week nights, particularly in the latter weeks of the rehearsal period.

Parents should note that due to the importance of the youth roles within The Sound Of Music, we require their full commitment to the rehearsal and performance season. Any other commitments that are likely to impact on their full attendance must be cleared, well in advance, with the Production Manager.

PERFORMANCE DATES
Friday 31 May to Saturday 15 June 2019 (12 performances)
At The Whitehorse Centre, Nunawading.

To book your audition, please send an email to:

auditions@babirra.org.au

or phone the Babirra Audition Line on 0415 554 204.

Further information, including audition requirements and character descriptions can be found on our website:

www.babirra.org.au/html/audition.htm