The final collaboration between Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II, The Sound of Music, has become a play beloved around the world. 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. Their Austrian convictions compel Maria, the Captain, and the children to flee over the mountains of Switzerland to safety, taking the words of the Mother Abbess to heart: “Climb Every Mountain… till you find your dream.”

AGES: 8-19 (must be age 8 by audition date)

AUDITIONS: January 6; CALLBACKS: January 7
Wildwood United Methodist Church, 8911 FM 1488 Road, Magnolia 77354

REHEARSALS: January 13-March 11 (No rehearsals March 17-18 for Spring Break)
Fridays: 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. & Saturdays 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Wildwood United Methodist Church, 8911 FM 1488 Road, Magnolia 77354

TECH WEEK: March 20-March 23, 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. (No conflicts allowed for Tech Week or Shows)
Nancy Bock Center for the Performing Arts, 3800 S. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands, 77381

PERFORMANCES: March 24-26
Nancy Bock Center for the Performing Arts, 3800 S. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands, 77381

PRODUCTION FEE: $225
For installment payments, please email emilycurrid@nationalyouththeater.org. NYT offers scholarships, please complete the scholarship form and a staff member will be in touch.

DIRECTING TEAM:
Director/Vocal Director: Dr. Lisa Morales
Assistant Director: Courtney McLaughlin
Assistant Vocal Director: Katrin Young
Choreographer: Jenny Moyado

 

REGISTER TO AUDITION

Please read all NYT policies. They will be available to review during the registration process. Online registration will close on January 4. After January 4, you may audition as a walk-in. All families must update (provide) bio and t-shirt size (for the student), select parent teams, and include schedule conflicts.   

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CHARACTERS:
Maria Rainer
The Mother Abbess
Captain Georg Von Trapp
Liesel Von Trapp
Friedrich Von Trapp
Lousia Von Trapp
Kurt Von Trapp
Brigitta Von Trapp
Marta Von Trapp
Gretl Von Trapp
Sister Margharetta
Rolf Gruber
Max Detweiler
Sister Berthe
Sister Sophia
Herr Zeller
Admiral von Schreiber
Baron Elberfeld
Baroness Elberfeld
Franz
Frau Schmidt
Ensemble

If you have any questions, please contact the show producer at angelpawlak@nationalyouththeater.org.