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SEEKING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Dallas Theater Center is seeking local DFW actors for roles in our upcoming production of The Sound of Music. To submit, please send your headshot and resume to casting@dallastheatercenter.org

*Please be sure to also add casting@dallastheatercenter.org and info@ebcastingco.com to your address book to avoid missing important emails from us!*

NOTE:  All actors must be able to provide documentation of full vaccination of a US-government approved COVID19 vaccine regimen for COVID19, at the time of hire.

ABOUT THE SHOW

Based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family Singers, this play captures a personal tale of growth and hope amidst the horrors of World War II. The Sound of Music tells the tale of young postulant Maria Rainer, whose 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. With the Mother Abbess’ blessing, and to the children’s delight, Maria follows her heart, and Maria and the Captain marry. Upon returning home from their honeymoon, Maria and the Captain learn that their beloved Austria has been taken over by the Nazis, and the retired Captain is asked to report for immediate service in the Nazi Navy. When the Nazis show up at their door to take Captain Von Trapp away, it is a family singing engagement (wily navigated by their friend Max) that buys the family time to make their narrow escape.

CREATIVE TEAM

The Sound of Music
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Directed by: Kevin Moriarty
Music Direction: TBD
Choreography: TBD
Set/Projection Design: Beowulf Borritt
Lighting Design: Jason Lyons
Costume Design: Alejo Vietti
Sound Design: Asia-Twi McCallum
Venue: Potter Rose (Wyly)

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE & SHOW DETAILS

Rehearsals Begin: 2/8/22
First Preview: 3/25/22
Opens: 3/31/22
Closes: 4/24/22

ALL ETHNICITIES ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT FOR ALL ROLES. 

SEEKING:

THE MOTHER ABBESS / NUN – Female. 40’s-60’s. Firm. Loving. Maternal. Strong. Deeply spiritual. A powerful leader with a strict sense of order, but also psychologically astute and with a big heart. Outstanding legit singer. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

SISTER BERTHE/NUN/PARTY GUEST – Female. 30’s-60’s. Mistress of Novices. Stern and reproachful. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

SISTER MARGARETTA / NUN / PARTY GUEST – Female. 30’s-60’s. Mistress of Postulants. Kind. Generous. A bit timid at times. The most sympathetic toward Maria; almost like a sister. Must sing well. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

CAPTAIN GEORG VON TRAPP – Male. 30’s-40’s. A strong patriot with deeply rooted values. Loves his country. Deeply principled. Strong. Determined. Deeply compassionate. Attractive and charismatic. A retired naval officer, he is initially stern and emotionally closed off due to the recent death of his wife. Unable to cope with his grief or connect with his children, he retreats to military order and discipline. After meeting with Maria, he opens up as a husband and father. Sings well. Rich, legit voice.

FRANZ  – Male, 45+. The von Trapp butler, rather formal but not without spirit, he is very German and loyal to the Fascist cause. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

ELSA SCHRADER / NUN – Female. 30’s-40’s. A baroness of taste and elegance, sophisticated, dignified and mature. Outstanding legit singer. Also plays: NUN. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL. 

BARON ELBERFELD /ADM VON SCHREIBER/PARTY GUEST/WALTZ COUPLE – Male. 30’s-50’s. Identifies as Austrian, not German. The Elberfeld family is “the oldest family in the valley.” As Elberfeld is also a Party GUEST. Dances well (Waltzing Couple). Does not sing. Also plays ADMIRAL VON SCHREIBER. Strict, military officer. Demands Von Trapp join the Nazis. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

FRAU ZELLER/PARTY GUEST/NUN – Female. Any age. Party guest with one line of dialogue. Also plays: NUN. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL. 

A NEW POSTULANT/NUN – Female. 20’s. A smart, well-dressed young girl. Also plays: NUN. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL. 

FRIEDRICH – Male. 14 years old. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL. 

LOUISA – Female. 13 years old. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL. 

KURT – Male. 10 years old. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL. 

BRIGITTA – Female. 9 years old. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL. 

MARTA – Female. 7 years old. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL. 

GRETL – Female. The youngest. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL. 

SEEKING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Dallas Theater Center is seeking local DFW actors for roles in our upcoming production of The Sound of Music. To submit, please send your headshot and resume to casting@dallastheatercenter.org

*Please be sure to also add casting@dallastheatercenter.org and info@ebcastingco.com to your address book to avoid missing important emails from us!*

NOTE:  All actors must be able to provide documentation of full vaccination of a US-government approved COVID19 vaccine regimen for COVID19, at the time of hire.

ABOUT THE SHOW

Based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family Singers, this play captures a personal tale of growth and hope amidst the horrors of World War II. The Sound of Music tells the tale of young postulant Maria Rainer, whose 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. With the Mother Abbess’ blessing, and to the children’s delight, Maria follows her heart, and Maria and the Captain marry. Upon returning home from their honeymoon, Maria and the Captain learn that their beloved Austria has been taken over by the Nazis, and the retired Captain is asked to report for immediate service in the Nazi Navy. When the Nazis show up at their door to take Captain Von Trapp away, it is a family singing engagement (wily navigated by their friend Max) that buys the family time to make their narrow escape.

CREATIVE TEAM

The Sound of Music
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Directed by: Kevin Moriarty
Music Direction: TBD
Choreography: TBD
Set/Projection Design: Beowulf Borritt
Lighting Design: Jason Lyons
Costume Design: Alejo Vietti
Sound Design: Asia-Twi McCallum
Venue: Potter Rose (Wyly)

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE & SHOW DETAILS

Rehearsals Begin: 2/8/22
First Preview: 3/25/22
Opens: 3/31/22
Closes: 4/24/22

ALL ETHNICITIES ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT FOR ALL ROLES. 

SEEKING:

THE MOTHER ABBESS / NUN – Female. 40’s-60’s. Firm. Loving. Maternal. Strong. Deeply spiritual. A powerful leader with a strict sense of order, but also psychologically astute and with a big heart. Outstanding legit singer. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

SISTER BERTHE/NUN/PARTY GUEST – Female. 30’s-60’s. Mistress of Novices. Stern and reproachful. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

SISTER MARGARETTA / NUN / PARTY GUEST – Female. 30’s-60’s. Mistress of Postulants. Kind. Generous. A bit timid at times. The most sympathetic toward Maria; almost like a sister. Must sing well. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

CAPTAIN GEORG VON TRAPP – Male. 30’s-40’s. A strong patriot with deeply rooted values. Loves his country. Deeply principled. Strong. Determined. Deeply compassionate. Attractive and charismatic. A retired naval officer, he is initially stern and emotionally closed off due to the recent death of his wife. Unable to cope with his grief or connect with his children, he retreats to military order and discipline. After meeting with Maria, he opens up as a husband and father. Sings well. Rich, legit voice.

FRANZ  – Male, 45+. The von Trapp butler, rather formal but not without spirit, he is very German and loyal to the Fascist cause. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

ELSA SCHRADER / NUN – Female. 30’s-40’s. A baroness of taste and elegance, sophisticated, dignified and mature. Outstanding legit singer. Also plays: NUN. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL. 

BARON ELBERFELD /ADM VON SCHREIBER/PARTY GUEST/WALTZ COUPLE – Male. 30’s-50’s. Identifies as Austrian, not German. The Elberfeld family is “the oldest family in the valley.” As Elberfeld is also a Party GUEST. Dances well (Waltzing Couple). Does not sing. Also plays ADMIRAL VON SCHREIBER. Strict, military officer. Demands Von Trapp join the Nazis. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

FRAU ZELLER/PARTY GUEST/NUN – Female. Any age. Party guest with one line of dialogue. Also plays: NUN. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL. 

A NEW POSTULANT/NUN – Female. 20’s. A smart, well-dressed young girl. Also plays: NUN. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL. 

FRIEDRICH – Male. 14 years old. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL. 

LOUISA – Female. 13 years old. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL. 

KURT – Male. 10 years old. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL. 

BRIGITTA – Female. 9 years old. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL. 

MARTA – Female. 7 years old. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL. 

GRETL – Female. The youngest. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.