The producers of the world's favourite musical, The Sound of Music, are looking for 18 incredibly talented children to participate in the new production which will commence in Brisbane at QPAC's Lyric Theatre in March 2016. Where are Brisbane's Friedrich, Louisa, Kurt, Brigitta, Marta and Gretl?
The children are expected to have a high level of skill in acting, dancing and singing (including part singing with harmonies). All audition applicants must be residents (and schooled) in QLD and live within one and a half hour's drive of the CBD. Auditions will be held from 25th to 29th October.
Further information and application forms are available from: soundofmusictour.com.au/auditions
This lavish and critically acclaimed London Palladium production tells the uplifting true story of the von Trapp family's flight across the mountains and works its magic, for young and old alike.
The Australian production of The Sound of Music will be led by Amy Lehpamer (Once, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels)as Maria Rainer and Cameron Daddo (Legally Blonde, Big River) as Captain Georg von Trapp, starring alongside Marina Prior (Mary Poppins, The Secret Garden) as Baroness Schraeder, Jacqueline Dark (Opera Australia's Aida, Don Giovanni) as Mother Abbess, Lorraine Bayly (Calendar Girls, The Sullivans) as Frau Schmidt and David James (Playschool, Avenue Q) as Max Detweiler.
Liesl will be played by Stefanie Jones (Once) and Rolf by newcomer Du Toit Bredenkamp. The ensemble cast includes Johanna Allen (Sister Sophia), Eleanor Blythman (Sister Margaretta), Sophie Cheeseman, Colin Dean, William Groucutt, Stephen Madsen, Dominica Matthews (Sister Berthe), Katie McKee, Kathleen Moore, Ashleigh Rubenach and Sophie Weiss.
This acclaimed production of the legendary Rodgers and Hammerstein musical premiered in 2006 at the home of West End musical theatre, the London Palladium, where it celebrated a record-breaking 954 performances seen by well over 2 million people, before going on to enjoy sell-out seasons internationally.
Inspired by the lives of the actual von Trapp family, The Sound of Music tells the uplifting story of Maria, a fun-loving governess who changes the lives of the widowed Captain von Trapp and his seven children by re-introducing them to music, culminating in the family's escape from the Nazis across the mountains from Austria. It features an unforgettable score that includes some of the most famous songs ever performed on stage, including My Favorite Things, Edelweiss, Do-Re-Mi, Sixteen Going On Seventeen, The Lonely Goatherd, Climb Ev'ry Mountain and the title song, The Sound of Music.
Venue Lyric Theatre, QPAC
Season From 11 March 2016
Performance Times Tues 6.30pm#, Wed–Sat 7.30pm, Wed 1.30pm, Sat 2.00pm, Sun 3.00pm#
Price Tickets from $79.90*
Bookings soundofmusictour.com.au or phone 136 246
Groups 12+ 07 3840 7466
#During holidays there will be two Sunday performances at 1pm and 6pm and no Tues night performance.
* An additional transaction fee and/or a credit/debit payment processing fee may apply
Children's Auditions for The Sound of Music
25 to 29 October
QPAC Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane
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