The Sound Of Music - Equity Video Submissions (Principal) (Deadline 08.01.21)

 

The Sound Of Music - Equity Video Submissions (Principal) (Deadline 08.01.21)

CATEGORY: Performer

City Springs Theatre Company
Sandy Springs, GA

Job Details

DESCRIPTION


CALL TYPE
Submission

CONTRACT
LOA
$502 weekly minimum (LOA ref LORT)

PERSONNEL
Music by music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by
Oscar Hammerstein II, and a book by Howard
Lindsay and Russel
Crouse.
Director: Shuler Hensley
Associate Director/Choreographer: Cindy Mora Reiser
Executive Director: Natalie DeLancey
Artistic Director: Shuler Hensley
Company Manager: Jalise Wilson

OTHER DATES
In Person Call backs August 4
First Rehearsal - August 16, 2021
First Performance - September 10, 2021
Closing - September 26, 2021


OTHER
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination.

Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.


SEEKING

Equity actors for roles in THE SOUND OF MUSIC (see breakdown).

BREAKDOWN

Maria Rainer (Lead): Female, Adult Soprano A postulant at Nonnberg Abbey – Maria is a headstrong,
free-spirited young woman. She is spunky, opinionated, warm, resourceful, youthful, gentle and kind
with much determination. Age 20-30 Vocal range: B5 to C4 Vocal Technique: Belting, Yodeling, Legit.
Dancing: Good dancing skills

Captain Georg von Trapp (Lead): Male, Adult Bass Baritone A retired Austrian naval captain. He is a
widower. He’s polished, yet very military in the way he runs his life; underneath, he is warm,
understanding and determined. Regimented, dignified, commanding, manly, polished, noble,
intelligent. Age 35-40+ Vocal range: D5 to F#2/Gb2 Vocal Technique: Legit. Dancing: Good dancing
skills

Max Detweiler (Lead): Male, Adult Tenor A theatrical agent and First Secretary of Education and
Culture – a personal friend of Von Trapp and a sort of uncle to his children. He is clever at his job,
charming, witty, and quite pushy to get what he wants. He has a humorous personality. He enjoys the
good life and those that live the good life. Age 40-50 Vocal range: F4 to D3 Vocal Technique: Legit.
Dancing: Good dancing skills

Baroness Elsa Schraeder (Lead): Female Adult Mezzo Soprano A very wealthy widow, who is
president of her late husband’s corporation. Elegant, sophisticated city person. Clever and canny, she
has begun a flirtation with Captain Von Trapp. She is very much into making a good social
arrangement. Age 30-45 Vocal range: F5 to D4 Vocal Technique: Legit Dancing: Good dancing skills

The Mother Abbess (Lead): Female, Mature Adult Soprano The Mother Abbess is an inspirational
leader for all the nuns at the Abby. She is a true big-hearted mother figure, loved, adored and
respected. She has a bit of hidden spunk. Age 40+ Vocal range: G#5/Ab 5 to B3 Vocal Technique:
Operatic, Legit. Dancing: Must be able to move

Liesl Von Trapp (Lead): Female, Late Teen Mezzo Soprano At age 16, Liesl is the eldest of the Von
Trapp siblings. She is innocent, naïve, coy, flirtatious, headstrong and infatuated with Rolf. She is
pretty but unsophisticated and tends to think everything is wonderful. She has a maternal edge to her
and cares very deeply and lovingly for her younger siblings. Age 16 Vocal range: E5 to B3 Vocal
Technique: Legit Dancing: Good dancing skills

Friedrich Von Trapp (Supporting): Male, Early Teen Tenor Frederich is 14 and is proud to be a boy. He
has a tough exterior and is very much trying to be “the man” of the family; desperately needs his
father. Age 14 Vocal range: G5 to C4 Vocal Technique: Legit Dancing: Must be able to move
Louisa Von Trapp (Supporting): Female, Early Teen Mezzo Soprano Louisa is 13, clever, and full of
mischief. She is the master of pranks and enjoys pulling them on others. She is quite a tomboy, has a
rebellious attitude, and misses her mother a great deal. Age 13 Vocal range: G5 to C4 Vocal
Technique: Legit Dancing: Must be able to move

Kurt Von Trapp (Supporting): Male, Child Countertenor/Falsetto Kurt is 10. He wants to be 11 and
introduces himself as “11-almost”. He is the second boy and the middle of the children. He often tries
to act manly and is outspoken against the previous governesses. He is gentle and a peacemaker. Age
10 Vocal range: G5 to C4 Vocal Technique: Falsetto, Yodeling, Legit Dancing: Must be able to move

Brigitta Von Trapp (Supporting): Female, Child Mezzo Soprano Brigitta is 9. She is smart as a whip,
very perceptive and always tells the truth whether you like it or not. She’s an avid reader and
suspicious of “Uncle Max”. Age 9 Vocal range: G5 to C4 Vocal Technique: Legit Dancing: Must be able
to move

Marta Von Trapp (Supporting): Female, Child Mezzo Soprano Marta is 7. She is one of the quietest
Von Trapps. She loves the color pink, is very inquisitive, smart and gentle. Age 7 Vocal range: G5 to
C4 Vocal Technique: Legit Dancing: Must be able to move

Gretl Von Trapp (Supporting): Female, Child Mezzo Soprano Gretl is 5. She is the youngest Von
Trapp. She is very quiet when first introduced by her father. She is sweet, loving and wants attention.
She must have the cute, adorable and endearing factor. Age 5 Vocal range: G5 to C4 Vocal
Technique: Legit Dancing: Must be able to move

Rolf Gruber (Supporting): Male, Late Teen Baritone Rolf is 17 and is the telegram delivery boy friend
of Liesl. He is self-important, boasting, a very pleasant young man, and somewhat aggressive but in a
gentle way. Rolf has Hitler as his paternal role model and the Nazi regime as a future goal. He seems
to know an enormous amount of what is going on because of his job and seems to relish his spying
tactics. Age 17 Vocal range: E5 to C4 Vocal Technique: Legit Dancing: Good dancing skills

Sister Berthe (Supporting): Female, Adult/Mature Mezzo Soprano A nun who is the Mistress of
Novices. She does not think that headstrong, freespirited postulants belong at the Abby. She is a nononsense
type, officious and very strict. She is not a supporter of Maria. She is a killjoy, self-righteous,
strait-laced, prim and a bit of a prude. Age 30+ Vocal range: E5 to C4 Dancing: Must be able to move


Sister Margaretta (Supporting): Female, Adult Mezzo Soprano A nun who is the Mistress of Postulants.
She is kind and understanding. A supporter of Maria. She is positive, encouraging, concerned and has
a sense of humor. Age 20+ Vocal range: E5 to B3 Vocal Technique: Legit Dancing: Must be able to move

Additional Roles:

A New Postulant (Featured): Female, Teenager Mezzo Soprano; Smart, well-dressed young girl walkon
moment– no dialogue. Can come from the nun ensemble. Age 16+; Vocal range: E5 to B3; Vocal
Technique: Legit; Dancing: Must be able to move

Saengerbund of Herwegen Trio (Featured): Male and Female Non-Singing; 3rd place Trio in the
Festival Concert. Can come from Dance Ensemble. Age 18+; Voice: Non-speaking; Dancing: Nondancer;
Acting: Playful, energetic, happy

Fraulein Schweiger (Featured): Female, Adult Non-Singing; Female performer who wins 2nd place in
the Festival Concert. Can come from the Dance Ensemble. Age 18+; Voice: Non-speaking; Dancing:
Non-dancer; Acting: Overly appreciative

Nuns Ensemble (Featured): Females, Adult Mezzo Soprano; 20-25 nuns, novices, and postulants who
live in the Noonberg Abby. Age 18+; Vocal range: E5 to C4; Dancing: Must be able to move

Austrian and Nazi Ensemble (Featured): Male and Female, Adults Singing/ Non-Singing; Men and
Women with strong dance and acting abilities to perform onstage as Nazi soldiers, premier dancers in
The Lonely Goatherd scene, dancing guests at the Von Trapp’s party, Salzburg citizens who attend
the wedding of Maria and the Captain. Ages 18+; Vocals: Singing/ Non-singing; Speaking: They will be
speaking throughout various scenes as Nazi’s, party guests, etc. Dancing: Strong dancers; Acting:

Strong actors

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Please submit a brief song of your choice in the style of the show or one of the accompanied selections provided at

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wi34jhyyfy43npk/AACxlLe9k1P6y6A5354aYtVma?dl=0. Submitvia

our website -

https://www.cityspringstheatre.com/auditions/.


SUBMISSION DEADLINE
08/01/2021

Union

AEA

SALARY

LOA $502 weekly minimum (LOA ref LORT)