Auditions

General Audition Information

Interested in performing on stage with Way Way Off-Broadway?  Auditions are held prior to each show that WWOB produces, and is open for anyone to try out.  Previous performing  experience is not required, all we ask is that you are willing to dedicate the considerable time and effort it takes for rehearsals and performances, so that we can put on the very best show that we can. At your audition, you may sing a song of your choosing (please bring a CD or USB accompaniment track), or sing music that we will provide. Either way, make sure you bring your great personality and energy! DISCLAIMER:  With so many talented people auditioning for our shows, our Production Teams are faced with the difficult task of casting a show with the right people.  Regardless of any previous conversations with, or comments from, members of the Production Team, everyone must participate in the audition process, and no one is assigned a role until auditions are complete.  Occasionally, certain roles or productions will be assigned prior to or without holding open auditions; however, this will not occur unless specifically announced by WWOB.

PLEASE NOTE: Auditionees are highly encouraged to utilize our new ONLINE AUDITION FORM (click here), and submit your audition form ahead of time.


Upcoming Auditions for
THE SOUND OF MUSIC

December 13 – 14, 2021 (You only need to attend one of these dates)
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
ENMU-Roswell Performing Arts Center

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Maria Rainer (musical theatre mix/soprano, 20-35)
A postulant at Nonnberg Abbey – young, free spirited, warm, gentle and kind with much determination.

Captain Georg von Trapp (baritone, 35-45)
A retired Austrian naval captain. Polished, yet very military in the way he runs his life to repress his sadness over the death of his wife; underneath, he is warm, understanding, and determined.

Max Detweiller (tenor/baritone, moves well, 30+)
Charming and vital; a man of sophistication who enjoys the good life; true and loyal friend to the von Trapp family.

Elsa Schrader (mezzo soprano, moves well, 35-45)
A baroness of taste and elegance, sophisticated, dignified and mature.

Mother Abbess (soprano, wide vocal range)
Motherly, understanding, strong and authoritative, but kind.

Sister Berthe (alto)
Mistress of Novices, prudish, straight laced with a quick tongue, she is less tolerant than other nuns.

Sister Margaretta (mezzo) 
Mistress of Postulants, very kind, understanding and concerned.

Sister Sophia (soprano)
Neither demanding nor critical, sticks with the rules.

Franz (non-singing)
The von Trapp butler, rather formal but not without spirit, he is very German and loyal to the Fascist cause.

Frau Schmidt (non-singing) 
The housekeeper, stoic, very little personality; she does her job efficiently but without affection. Strong and somewhat dominating.

Herr Zeller (non-singing) 
Stern and unsmiling, a typical Nazi official whose primary concern is to see that everyone toes the line.

Rolf Gruber (low tenor, 17) 
Suitor to Liesl, telegram delivery boy, later Nazi soldier. A very pleasant young man, somewhat aggressive but in a gentle way.

Liesl von Trapp (mezzo, 16)
The oldest child, blossoming into a young lady with an interest in boys. She has a maternal edge to her and cares very deeply for her younger siblings.

Friedrich von Trapp (age 14) 
Tough exterior, very much trying to be “the man” of the family.

Louisa von Trapp (age 13) 
Rebellious attitude.

Kurt von Trapp (age 10, falsetto)
Gentle and mischievous.

Brigitta von Trapp (age 9) 
Smart, reads a lot.

Marta von Trapp (age 7)
Very sweet and gentle.

Gretl von Trapp (age 5 or 6) 

CHORUS:

Male chorus members (16-60+ years) – Nazi soldiers, neighbors, Salzburg citizens and Georg’s friends (of naval background).

Female chorus members (16-60+ years) – Salzburg citizens, new postulant, nuns, novices, postulants and contestants in the Festival Concert.