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RAC to hold Auditions for THE SOUND OF MUSIC

“THE SOUND OF MUSIC”
Music by Richard Rodgers        Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
   

       DIRECTOR:  
Ms. SHARON PROPST
       MUSICAL DIRECTOR: MS. SARIAH PINICK
STAGE MANAGER: MR. JIM DEFRIES
ACCOMPANIST:  MS. LAURIE SCHWAB
ORCHESTRA DIRECTOR: MR. BOB COCHRAN


Performance Dates & Location: July 19-20, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Matinee: July 21, 2013 @ 2 p.m.
Robert B. Atkin Performing Arts Center @ Raytown High School
6019 Blue Ridge Blvd,   Raytown, MO 64133

AUDITION DATES:
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from 7-9:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 7-9:00 p.m.
Callbacks will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 9:30-noon
@ Good Shepherd Community of Christ
4341 Blue Ridge Blvd  Kansas City, MO 64133-2026
(Directions: From I-70 take exit 11. Head east on 40 Highway about 0.1 miles. Take the entrance ramp to Blue Ridge Boulevard. Follow Blue Ridge Blvd 0.2 miles to the church. The church is on the left (east) side of the road. Entrance to the parking lot is just before the church.)

 AUDITION INFORMATION
   Main Characters: Maria Rainer, a postulant at Nonnberg Abbey; Captain Georg von Trapp; The Mother Abbess, the head of Nonnberg Abbey; Rolf Gruber, the 17-year-old Nazi delivery boy who is in love with Liesl; Elsa Schraeder, “wealthy and sophisticated” and Captain von Trapp’s would-be fiancée; Max Detweiler, Captain von Trapp’s friend, a music agent and producer; Sister Bertha, the Mistress of Novices; Sister Margaretta, the Mistress of Postulants; Sister Sophia, a sister at the Abbey; Franz, Captain von Trapp’s butler; Frau Schmidt, Captain von Trapp’s housekeeper; THE CHILDREN: Liesl von Trapp, age 16; Friedrich von Trapp, age 14; Louisa von Trapp, age 13; Kurt von Trapp, age 11; Brigitta von Trapp, age 10; Marta von Trapp, age 7; and Gretl von Trapp, age 5, the youngest child.

    Open auditions for all parts will include singing, dancing and readings from the script. Please bring 16 measures of a prepared song to perform for your vocal audition. An accompanist will be provided for the auditions. Please do not select a song from the show,  and bring a list of rehearsal conflicts. Please be prepared to perform a basic movement/dance audition by wearing appropriate shoes and comfortable clothes. Our audition form is available on line. Please bring 2 copies of the completed form to auditions with you. You may also fill out an audition form on site.

    BRIEF SYNOPSIS OF THE SHOW:
“The Sound of Music,” set in pre-WWII Austria, is based on the romantic true story of Maria von Trapp, an aspiring nun who leaves the abbey to become a governess for the widower Captain von Trapp’s seven children and finds herself falling in love with her employer and questioning her religious calling. It premiered on Broadway in 1959, where it broke box-office records and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The 1965 film version won the Best Picture Oscar. Today it is an evergreen classic — as popular in opera houses and outdoor amphitheaters as it is in high school auditoriums. “The Sound of Music” features a libretto by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse and a score by Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics) that includes “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Edelweiss,” and “So Long, Farewell.”

For more information:
www.raytownarts.com

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