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Hundreds register to play the von Trapp children

Hundreds register to play the von Trapp children

Hundreds of Kiwi kids to audition to play von Trapp children THIS SATURDAY

Hundreds of Kiwi kids have registered to audition for roles as Captain von Trapp’s children in the upcoming nationwide tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC.

The children will be put through their paces at the Isaac Theatre Royal, aiming to land a spot on the SOUND OF MUSIC tour that will take in 20 cities in September and October this year.

Casting agents are looking for two teams of children to play the youngest six von Trapp children: Gretl, Marta, Brigitta, Kurt, Louisa and Friedrich.
The children will be paid for their roles as it is a fully professional production, produced by Ben McDonald Ltd, and under the direction of former Shortland St star Geraldine Brophy.
Children must be at least 10 years of age, and be able to sing, dance and act. Boys must have unbroken voices to able to sing in the required vocal range and can be of any nationality or ethnicity.

Place: Gloucester Room at the Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch
Date: Saturday 20th May
Apply for your audition time by emailing:
Recall Auditions for some children: From 3pm to be advised via email after the initial audition.
What to Wear: Comfortable clothes and shoes that you can move in. No stage make-up required.
Where, when & how
Month Day City Venue Time Ticketing agent
September 29 Lower Hutt Lower Hutt Little Theatre 7pm Ticketek

30 Carterton Carterton Events Centre 3pm & 7pm

Oct 1 Napier Municipal Theatre 3pm & 7pm Ticketek

4 Kerikeri The Centre 7pm The Centre
5 Whangarei Forum North 7pm Ticketek

7 Takapuna Bruce Mason Centre 3pm & 7pm Ticketmaster

8 Hamilton Clarence St Theatre 3pm & 7pm Ticketek

9 Tauranga ASB Baypark Arena 7pm Ticketek

10 Gisborne Memorial Hall 7pm Stephen Jones Photography

11 Rotorua HMPAC 7pm Ticketmaster

13 Wanganui RWOH 7pm RWOH
14 New Plymouth TSB Showplace 3pm & 7pm Ticketek

15 Palmerston North Regent on Broadway 4pm Ticketdirect

16 Kapiti Southwards Theatre 7pm Ticketek

17 Wellington Opera House 7pm Ticketek

19 Ashburton Event Centre 7pm Ticketdirect
20 Timaru Theatre Royal 7pm Ticketek

21 & 22 Chch Isaac Theatre Royal 3pm & 7pm Ticketek

23 Blenheim ASB Theatre 7pm Ticketdirect
24 Nelson Theatre Royal 7pm Ticketdirect
25 Nelson Theatre Royal 7pm Ticketdirect
27 Dunedin Regent Theatre 7pm Ticketdirect
28 Invercargill Civic Theatre 3pm & 7pm Ticketdirect
29 Oamaru Opera House 4pm Ticketdirect


• This legendary Rodgers and Hammerstein musical features an unforgettable score that includes some of the most famous songs ever performed on the musical stage including “My Favorite Things”, “Edelweiss”, “Do-Re-Mi”, “Sixteen Going on Seventeen”, “The Lonely Goatherd”, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”, and the title song “The Sound of Music”.

• THE SOUND OF MUSIC tells the uplifting true story of Maria, the fun-loving governess who changes the lives of the widowed Captain von Trapp and his seven children by re-introducing them to music, culminating in the family’s escape across the mountains from Austria.

• The musical originally premiered on Broadway in 1959 to record-breaking advance ticket sales, where it won eight Tony Awards - including “Best Musical”. The show opened in London in 1961 and became the longest-running American musical of its generation. The 1965 Hollywood film, which starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, won five Oscars, including “Best Picture”, and quickly became the highest-grossing film in history. Even today, THE SOUND OF MUSIC remains the most successful movie musical in history.

• Since the turn of the 21st century, the enduring magic of THE SOUND OF MUSIC has lead to major productions around the world, giving testament to its title as “The World’s Most Popular Musical”.


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