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Presented by Christian Community Theater (CCT)

Our inaugural Christian Community Theater production is one that has been a classic for generations!

The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta von Trapp, follows an ebullient postulate who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain Von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire Von Trapp family must make a moral decision.

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "My Favorite Things," "Do Re Mi," "Sixteeen Going on Seventeen" and the title number, The Sound of Music won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars.

For more information about Christian Community Theater, CLICK HERE! For audition information, see below!

Director: Heather Stamper
Musical Director: Jennifer Acevedo
Choreographer: Brenna Mulligan
Stage Manager: Bobby Tschoepe

Dates / Times:

  • Thursday, Aug 5th @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, Aug 6th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Aug 7th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Aug 7th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Aug 8th @ 3:00pm

Ticket Prices:

Masks are still required by Texas Lutheran University. Please make sure you have a mask on hand for when inside the Jackson Auditorium.

Jackson Auditorium:

Fleming Dr., Seguin, TX 78155


Show Notes:

As this is our first CCT Production, please read the detailed information below. You can find more information on the CCT Page!

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

AUDITIONS HAVE ALREADY BEEN COMPLETED, AND ROLE OFFERS WILL BE SENT BY 12PM ON MONDAY, MAY 24TH.

If you are ages 15 and up and are not interested in auditioning but would like to volunteer for technical, pre-show, or backstage work, please complete this form: CCT "The Sound of Music" Tech Volunteer Form

A few notes on casting from Director Heather Stamper: 
Because The Sound of Music is a universal story, it is not a story that we will tell with a particular look for the Von Trapp children. The theater is an imaginative form, not a literal one. The Von Trapp story is one that appeals and applies to all people and our casting will reflect that truth, with a cast comprised of a diverse group of actors. 

Please keep in mind:
- Ages/ranges in descriptions represent the age for the character, not the age of the actor
- All PRINCIPAL ROLES will require strong singing and acting skills, plus some simple dance ability. These roles will also require a great deal of memorization and time commitment for the duration of the production
- Auditions are open to any individual who would like to audition for the show and agree with CCT’s Code of Conduct and Behavior standards. You can find that document HERE.
There is no compensation for any roles and this is a non-Union production. 
- Teens must read as adults on stage in order to be cast in the adult ensemble.
- CYT Covid Policies will apply to CCT, and those policies are subject to change

Rehearsals:
M/T/TR 6:30-9:30pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Tech Week:
Aug. 1, 5-10pm
Aug. 2-4, 6-10:30pm


Characters:

Maria Ranier

  • Lyndsea Woodall
(20’s-30’s soprano) - A postulant at Nonnberg Abbey. She is young, free spirited, warm, gentle, and kind with much determination. Move well, natural humor, classical vocalist in style and intonation. Ability to play guitar an advantage but not essential.

Captain Georg von Trapp

  • William O'Brien
(30’s-40’s baritone A2 to C4) - A retired Austrian naval captain. Polished, yet overly structured in the way he runs his life to repress his sadness over the death of his wife. Underneath, he is warm, understanding, and determined. Commanding presence. Ability to play guitar an advantage but not essential.

Liesel von Trapp

  • Karlina Hindman
(plays 16, mezzo to E5) - the oldest child, blossoming into a young lady with an interest in boys. Strong singer, dancer, actor. Waltz/ballroom dance an advantage but not essential.

Friedrich von Trapp

  • Matthew Lietz
(plays 14, tenor to G5) - tough exterior, very much trying to be “the man” of the family.

Louisa von Trapp

  • Cassidy Decker
(plays 13, mezzo to G5) rebellious attitude, slow to warm up to Maria.

Kurt von Trapp

  • Elijah Stamper
(plays 10, tenor to G5) gentle and mischievous

Brigitta von Trapp

  • Victoria Acevedo
(plays 9, mezzo) smart, reads a lot

Marta von Trapp

  • Lyla Holland
(plays 7, mezzo) very sweet and gentle

Gretl von Trapp

  • Neyci Norris
(plays 6, mezzo) adorable youngest child

Rolf Gruber

  • Ben Roe
(Plays 17, tenor D3 to G4) - Suitor to Liesl, telegram delivery boy, later Nazi soldier. A very pleasant young man, somewhat aggressive but in a gentle way.

The Mother Abbess

  • Irene Miller
(45-70 soprano B3 to Ab5) - Motherly, understanding, strong and authoritative, but kind. Classical vocalist in style and intonation.

Sister Berthe

  • Robyn Werner
(any age; alto B3 to D5) - Mistress of Novices, prudish, straight-laced with a quick tongue; she is less tolerant than the other nuns.

Sister Margaretta

  • Raquel Hindman
(any age; soprano B3 to F5) - Mistress of Postulants, very kind, understanding, and concerned.

Sister Sophia

  • Devon Zukowski
(any age; mezzo B3 to Eb5) - Neither demanding or critical, sticks with the rules.

Elsa Schraeder

  • Sara Thomas
(35-40’s mezzo C4 to B5) - A baroness of taste and elegance, sophisticated, dignified and mature. Strong actress.

Max Detweiller

  • Darren Griffis
(40’s-60’s tenor/baritone C3 to F4) - Charming and vital; a man of sophistication who enjoys the good life; true and loyal friend to the von Trapp family. Strong presence & good timing.

Frau Schmidt

  • Margaret Bruce
(non-singing) The von Trapp housekeeper, stoic; she does her job efficiently but without affection. She is strong and somewhat dominating.

Ursula

  • Claudia Martinez
(non-singing) a von Trapp family maid

Franz

  • Steve Tschoepe
(20’s-60’s, non-singing) – The butler. Served with Captain in Navy, dry wit with impeccable timing.

Herr Zeller

  • Matthew Howard
(non-singing) Stern and unsmiling. He is a typical Nazi official whose primary concern is to see that everyone toes the line.

Frau Zeller

  • Sabrina Bruce
(non-singing) married to Herr Zeller and supports her husband's career unquestioningly

Baron Elberfeld

(non-singing) a neighbor of Captain von Trapp; attends the ball in Elsa’s honor.

Baroness Elberfeld

  • Stacey Griffis
(non-singing) married to Baron Elberfeld; kind neighbor who wishes to see Captain von Trapp and the children happy again

Admiral von Schreiber

  • Vernon Roger Bruce
(non-singing) An admiral in the Nazi navy. He arrives to collect Captain Von Trapp and bring him to Berlin.

Nun Chorus

  • Bailey Garner
  • Beatrice Pelicano
  • Cheyenne Welch
  • Elizabeth McAlester
  • JoJo Melott
  • Kyleigh Madden
  • Lucy Melott
  • Lynda McDowell
  • Mikayla Jordan
  • Sabrina Bruce
  • Stacey Griffis
  • Teagan Madden

Male Ensemble

  • Brannagan Madden
  • Christopher Miller
  • Christopher Norris
  • Matthew Howard

Female Swing

  • Beatrice Pelicano
  • Sofie Madden
  • Somerlie Madden