The Sound of Music

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| Thu 7th Nov 2024 | Fri 8th Nov 2024 | Sat 9th Nov 2024 | Sat 9th Nov 2024 | Sun 10th Nov 2024 |

Let's start at the very beginning! Pirate Productions is excited to announce its upcoming musical production for November 2024! It’s the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein classic The Sound of Music, a heart-warming musical that takes us to Austria on the eve of the Anschluss in 1938. The musical tells the story of Maria, who takes a job as governess to a large family while she decides whether to become a nun. She falls in love with the children, and eventually their widowed father, Captain von Trapp. The musical is full of songs that we all know and love, such as the toe-tapping “Do-Re-Mi” and “My Favorite Things”, the emotional “Edelweiss” and “Climb Ev'ry Mountain”, and the unforgettable title song “The Sound of Music”.

The show will be staged from the 7th till the 10th of November at Kinneksbond in Mamer. We are looking for talented and enthusiastic individuals, of any age and level of experience, to join the cast. The auditions will be held at Waldorf School,  45 rue de l’Avenir, L-1147 Luxembourg on the following days:

 

During the audition, you will all be asked to sing, act and dance. Please note that there are plenty of non-dancing roles for the women, so if you do not feel very confident in your dancing skills, do not let this discourage you from auditioning, particularly if you like singing. For the men, there are also a number of non-singing roles up for grabs. In order to attend the auditions, please fill in the online audition form below. You will then receive an email informing you of what you need to prepare for the audition.

Below you will find a list of the characters you can audition for (please note that the playing age is just an indication):

Adult roles:

Role

Brief description

Playing age

Singing

Dancing

Maria Rainer

Maria is warm and compassionate – a lover of music who doesn't think twice about speaking her mind.

20s

Mezzo/Soprano

Yes

Captain Georg von Trapp

A distinguished, retired Naval Lieutenant Commander whose stern, regimented disposition represses a deep sadness from the loss of his wife.

40s

Baritone

Yes

Max Detweiler

A charming impresario and friend of the Captain’s.

30+

Tenor/Baritone

No

Elsa Schraeder

A beautiful, cosmopolitan woman, she has her eyes set firmly on the Captain.

30+

Soprano

Yes

Mother Abbess

The leader and superior of Nonnberg Abbey. Firm and authoritative, but also warm and compassionate.

40+

Soprano

No

Sister Berthe

Mistress of Novices. A follower of strict tradition and not a fan of nonsense.

any age

Alto

No

Sister Margaretta

Mistress of Postulants. An empathetic nun who sees something good in Maria.

any age

Mezzo

No

Sister Sophia

Another sister who isn't sure what to do with Maria.

any age

Soprano

No

Franz

The butler. Franz is nervous about the rising political tension in Austria but knows he won’t be able to fight it.

30+

Non-singing

No

Frau Schmidt

The housekeeper. Efficient and professional, she may appear stern, but she cares deeply for the Captain and wishes only for the family’s happiness.

30+

Non-singing

No

Herr Zeller

Appointed Nazi official who is to prepare Austria for the Anschluss.

40+

Non-singing

No

Admiral von Schreiber

A German admiral who is now working with the Nazi party to recruit Captain von Trapp.

30+

Non-singing

No

Baron Elberfeld

Neighbour and friend of Captain von Trapp.

30+

Non-singing

No

Baroness Elberfeld

Baron Elberfeld’s wife.

30+

Non-singing

No

Chorus

Neighbours of Captain von Trapp, nuns, novices, postulants, contestants in the festival concert, and other minor roles

any age

Singing and non-singing roles

Dancing and non-dancing roles

 

Children roles:

Role

Brief description

Playing age

Singing

Dancing

Liesl von Trapp

Liesl is at that awkward age between childhood and adulthood, and assumes a maternal role with her younger siblings. She is, however, still naïve and in need of her own guidance.

16

Mezzo

Yes

Rolf Gruber

Rolf is an impressionable teen. He is aware of the growing political tension and is caught between his affection for Liesl and a need to prove his manhood.

17

Low Tenor

Yes

Friedrich von Trapp

Friedrich is learning to be a confident man, but with his father often travelling, he lacks someone to show him how.

14

Singing role

Yes

Louisa von Trapp

Louisa is quite skilled at playing tricks on the governesses.

13

Singing role

Yes

Kurt von Trapp

Kurt is sensitive and pretends to not be hurt by his father's absence.

10

Singing role

Yes

Brigitta von Trapp

Keenly observant for her age.

9

Singing role

Yes

Marta von Trapp

Very honest and forthright.

7

Singing role

Yes

Gretl von Trapp

Gretl is soft-spoken and shy, but sweet.

5

Singing role

Yes

Should you have any questions, or if you would like to help out in ways other than performing, do not hesitate to send me an email on som@pirates.lu. You can also send me an email on the same address if you would like to audition but can’t attend on the days scheduled for the auditions.

So long, farewell for now, and I hope to see you soon! 

Victor Bonanno (director)


Auditions for the children's parts are now full. In the unlikely event that we cannot cast the von Trapp family from the 100 applicants that we already have, we will announce another audition session