Auditions for the Trinity Players’ fall production of “The Sound of Music” will be held 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 17, and from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, with callbacks from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, all at the Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center, 101 Arbuckle Court, Weaverville.
Performances will be Nov. 21 through Dec. 1 (Thanksgiving weekend) with rehearsals beginning right after Labor Day. Jay Underwood will be directing.
“The Sound of Music” was the final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein and destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval captain.
Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the captain’s immediate service in their navy.
The family’s narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.
All roles are open for all ages. You only need to come to one audition, either Aug. 17 or Aug. 24. You will be notified of a callback by phone. Auditionees will be taught to sing “My Favorite Things” from the show and may be asked to read a scene from the script. You may also prepare a song, if you like. An accompanist will be provided.
Anyone interested in crew (sets, props, costumes, sound, lighting, backstage) should also come to one of the audition days to sign up. For more information, find them on their Facebook page at Sound of Music TAPAC Weaverville CA.