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Summer 2020

Stage Right Productions is happy to announce its all-age community summer musical will be the best loved Rogers and Hammerstein classic, The Sound of Music. This spring we will be auditioning adults and children to join our cast. 

 

Auditions will be held at: 

** Faith Lutheran Church  4000 San Juan Ave, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 **

 

Spring Rehearsals:

(March 14-June 13) Saturdays 9am - 1pm (not all actors are called every Saturday)

Summer Rehearsals:

(June 15-July 9) Monday-Friday nights 6:30 - 9:30/10 pm (most actors are called)

 

Performances:  

July 10-12, July 16-19, and July 23-26

 

Auditions:

Von Trapp Children (ages 5-18):  

General Children Auditions: Saturday, Feb. 29th, 9am - 12pm

Call Backs for Von Trapp Children: Sunday, March 1st, 4pm - 7pm

Audition Location:  4000 San Juan Avenue, Fair Oaks

 

Adult Cast (18 and over):  

General Auditions: Saturday, March 7th,  10am - 1pm

Call Backs for Adults (including Leisl Von Trapp): Sunday, March 8th, 4pm - 7pm

 * Those young actors who are being considered for a role as a Von Trapp child will be asked to come to this call back  beginning at 5:30 pm).

 

Characters (all roles are open)
We are auditioning for the following roles.  Please note: The ages listed below are the ages of the characters, not an age requirement of the actor playing the role.

 

  • Maria Rainer – a Postulant at Nonnberg Abbey/Governess for the Von Trapp’s
  • The Mother Abbess
  • Sister Berthe – Mistress of Novices
  • Sister Margaretta – Mistress of Postulants
  • Sister Sophia
  • Captain Georg von Trapp
  • Franz – the butler
  • Frau Schmidt – the housekeeper
  • Liesl von Trapp – age 16
  • Friedrich von Trapp – age 14
  • Louisa von Trapp – age 13
  • Kurt von Trapp – age 10
  • Brigitta von Trapp – age 9
  • Marta von Trapp – age 7
  • Gretl von Trapp – the youngest
  • Rolf Gruber – age 17
  • Elsa Schraeder
  • Max Detweiler
  • Herr Zeller
  • Baron Elberfeld
  • A New Postulant
  • Admiral von Schreiber
  • Neighbors of Captain von Trapp, nuns, novices, postulants, and contestants at the Festival Concert

About the audition process and Stage Right Productions:

Stage Right Productions is a non-profit theater production company that has been providing community theater in the Sacramento area since 2008.  Our mission is to provide polished and engaging performances that excite our audiences and our actors.  We believe that our work as a theater helps to build community onstage and off.  Stage Right Productions welcomes all performers who share our vision.

 

  • All auditioning actors are asked to bring a picture/head shot with their name written on the back and a resume (if you have one).  Please highlight any choral/chorus work you have participated in.
  • All auditioning actors will be asked to move to a short choreographed piece.  Please wear clothing that will make you comfortable (no sandals or flip flops). If auditioning for Leisl please plan to wear character dance shoes.
  • All auditioning actors will be taught a portion of a song from the show and given an opportunity to sing. Additionally, sides from the show will be used. For those children who are not proficient readers, improvisation will be used.
  • All cast members will be asked to provide their own shoes, socks, undergarments and pants that our costume committee assigns.
  • A detailed rehearsal schedule is listed above and hard copies will be available at the auditions.  Every auditioning actor will be asked to provide any conflicts on the audition registration form.  Every effort is made to work as team to allow for “some conflicts” however multiple conflicts not listed at registration may result in recasting of the role.
  • All cast members or their families will be asked to donate one 3-hour shift at our Fireworks Booth (June 27-July 4th) on Sunset/San Juan in Fair Oaks. Must be 18 years or older to work in the booth.  If a cast member (or their family) is unable to donate their time they may hire one of our approved “financially challenged” college students for a fee of $35.00 to cover this obligation.  * This fundraiser is one of three yearly events at Stage Right Productions and is a key factor in keeping our program fiscally sound and sustainable from year to year.

 

Summer Staff:

Directed by Jenny Krack, Musical Direction by Tracy Martin Shearer and Choreography by Karen Van Tassel.

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