the sound of music
MUSICAL – The final collaboration between Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II, The Sound of Music, has become a play beloved around the world. Young postulant Maria Rainer’s free spirit has trouble fitting into the rules and regulations of Nonnberg Abbey. Commissioned by the Mother Abbess to serve as the governess for seven motherless children, Maria transforms the Von Trapp family home from a place of dour rules and regulations to one filled with joy, with laughter, and with music. In the process, Maria wins the hearts of all seven children–and their widower father, Captain Von Trapp.
Approximate Duration: 2 Hours 15 Minutes
Friday April 16
Saturday April 17
Monday April 19
Thursday April 22
Friday April 23
Saturday April 24
The Sound of Music – April Audition Information
Audition Dates: TBD
Director: Mike Sorenson
A few things to note:
- Songs must be memorized and kept to less than 90 seconds. Time limit will be enforced.
- Auditioners must provide their own pianist or back up track without vocals.
- Be prepared to completely fill out the rehearsal calendar at your audition with any and all conflicts that may arise during rehearsal. The production team is sacrificing time to be at rehearsals and it is pointless to rehearse with no one there. Be clear on your conflicts. Any conflicts reported after casting may result in a change of role or require withdrawal from the show. (A tentative rehearsal schedule is attached below. Please know that this is subject to change based on need & availability of cast members.)
- Performances are April 16-24. There will not be double-casting therefore actors must be available for all performances.
Will be posted by February 1.
We hope you have an enjoyable experience auditioning and if you do not get cast, please come see the show and audition for future productions.
Email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TENTATIVE Rehearsal Schedule coming soon. Please know that we are very aware of your time and our own. We will cancel rehearsals if we don’t need them and make sure that your time at the theatre is well-spent. Specific people & groups will only need to come specific days and times. Those will be determined after auditions.
AUDITION TIPS FOR OUR 2020-2021 SEASON
We had an incredible Season 4 at Vernal Theatre: LIVE and cannot wait to have an even better Season 5. Below are a few tips and tricks that will help you prepare for auditions. Enjoy and we’ll see you at auditions!
1. Know the expectations and follow them. Read the notices that are posted – every audition is different and may require different things to be prepared. Come ready and knowing what the director expects you to give.
2. Confidence. It sounds simple but it takes practice. Walk in the door with your held head high. Be wary of shuffling feet. You don’t get sympathy points if you’re nervous, not feeling well, or having a bad day. Leave it outside the door. You are being sized up the minute you walk in, so practice good posture and body language before you arrive. And don’t forget to smile – that’s the lasting impression you want to leave.
3. Personality. Let it shine through!
4. Connection. Make one with the character you’re portraying and the production team. Be memorized on your audition material. Don’t ask who they (the production team) are. Introductions waste time, time you could use for showing off your acting chops. They are there to do their job, just like you’re there to do your job. You are equals. You’re selling, and they’re buying. Treat them with respect and courtesy, and they’ll do the same.
5. Stick to the time limit. If you prepared a monologue or a song, you (usually) get 90 seconds starting from your first line. And 90 seconds is plenty. So as to be respectful of everyone’s time, cut down your monologue or song. Rehearse with a stopwatch to measure how long it is. Then when you get to the audition, you won’t be rushed. And if they cut you off, don’t take it personally. It doesn’t mean you’re bad, it means they need to give everyone else time to show too.
Want to be involved but don’t want to audition?
Maybe you did theatre in high school or are looking for a creative outlet, maybe your family is auditioning and you want to spend this time with them but don’t feel up to singing and dancing. Maybe you want a shorter time commitment or to learn something new – a Production Team is the spot for you! We are always looking for individuals to participate on our Production Teams. You can be part of a crew or be a leader, there is a spot for you. Just fill out the form linked below or email email@example.com to learn about opportunities for upcoming productions. We’d love to have you!
Production team form: https://forms.gle/DcoNqNQT8XU1pvKc7
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