The Sound of Music – Children
Audition time
Sat 22 Jun 10am (registration at 9.30am)
Rugby Theatre, Central Hall
Show dates
6-15 Dec
Show dates

** Note: the part of Liesl has already been cast**

Please note that ALL children will need to be strong and confident singers who can hold their notes and sing in harmony. Experience in choral singing could be an advantage but is not essential.
A lively and hard-working attitude is essential – these children have a great deal to do in this production!

We intend to cast 2 teams of children – a total of 12 children.

Please ensure that your child is able to commit to all dates of performances. They will be in two teams but dates of each teams’ performance cannot be given at this stage.

Rehearsals begin: Beginning of September (You can be in both the Summer Youth Project (Addams Family) and The Sound of Music)
Rehearsal nights: To be Confirmed (but Fri Eve and Sunday afternoon look likely for children, Liesl and Maria)
Qualified Chaperones will be present at all rehearsals where under 17s are present and at all times when the show is in the Theatre.


Character Details:
Ages are playing ages – the character needs to look and act that age but the actor could be slightly older or younger.

The children’s mother died four years ago. Their heartbroken father goes away a lot and leaves the children with a series of Governesses – who don’t stay long as they find the children ‘impossible’ and Louisa puts toads in their pockets!!

Friedrich: age 14. A complex character who tries to be grown up and the ‘man of the family’ when his father is away, but is not as tough as he likes to make out. He is shy and not great at communicating.

Louisa: age 13. She wants to have a good time and has a rebellious attitude. She is mischievous and loves playing tricks on governesses! She is lively and energetic, yet there is a sadness as she misses her mother very much.

Kurt: age 10. A gentle boy with a great sense of fun. Sensitive and easily hurt but deals with it by using humour. He is the peacemaker in the family. Some dance involved.

Brigitta: age 9. Smart! She reads a lot and notices things about people. She is very honest and tells the truth even if it is inappropriate. Learns very quickly.

Marta: age 7. Gentle, with a sense of fun. Girlie – loves pink, pretty things.

Gretl: age 5-6. Cute. Just wants to be loved.

You can be in both the Youth Project (Addams Family) and The Sound of Music as rehearsals for The Sound of Music do not start until September

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Further information
Tel: 07708304725
Venue: Rugby Theatre, Central Hall
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Box Office: (01788) 541234

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