Review of The Music Man and The Sound of Music



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Favorite Things


A musical review of

The Music Man and The Sound of Music
November 7th and 8th 2013



AUDITION PACK
Open Auditions: Thursday 20th June 2013 from 19:00

Call Backs: Saturday 22nd June 2013 from 11:00


Nestlé Riviera Building, First Floor, 1 Rue de l’Hotel de Ville, Vevey

For more information: www.totalmusicaltheatre.com




Thank you for your interest in Total Musical Theatre’s (TMT) production of ‘Favorite Things’. The information in this pack will give you an insight of how we work and what is expected of everyone involved in this production.


You should be aware that TMT is a non-profit organisation with all funds going directly back to our productions; we strive to produce the most professional standard in theatre possible and can only do this with the support of our members and cast.
Production Team

Directors: Christopher Jackson

Musical Direction: Christopher Jackson

Producer: Lucy Templeman

Stage Manager: Ali Fowler
Key Dates

Open Auditions: Thursday 20 June from 19:00

Call Backs if needed: Saturday 22 June from 11:00
Pre-Summer gathering: Tuesday June 25

Rehearsals start: Tuesday 27th August

Every Tuesday thereafter
Technical Rehearsal: November 3rd

Dress Rehearsal: November 5th

Performances: Thursday November 7th and Friday November 8th
As with every production we undertake, we need a committed cast and crew who can attend rehearsals when called. Unexplained absences of two or more rehearsals can mean automatic exclusion from the production so if it is necessary to be absent or late, then it is your responsibility to contact someone from the production team beforehand. If you are absent it is your responsibility to ascertain any aspects of the missed rehearsal which concern you, prior to the next rehearsal.
Membership Fee

To participate in the production as either cast or crew requires either membership of Total Musical Theatre or the payment of a ‘Performance Fee’ of 30chf. At this time only employees of Nestlé or their spouses can become members. The cost of membership is 40chf for a single or 50chf for a family. Membership or Performance Fee payment is due before commencement of rehearsals.


Scripts

All scripts will be emailed to cast members who are expected to print their own copies.


Ticket Sales

All cast members are expected to actively promote the production, assist in ticket sales and take part in any associated fund-raising events.


Valuables

TMT does not accept any responsibility for your money or personal belongings whilst you are rehearsing or performing. You should take every precaution against loss.


Confidentiality

All personal information given to TMT will remain confidential; by signing the audition application you agree that TMT may inform you of future events and/or productions.


Casting

As you will see from the cast list below there are many varied roles in ‘Favorite Things’. The cast is restricted to a maximum of 15 members therefore participants may be asked to play more than one role.


Auditions

Backing tracks and lyric sheets are available by request from total-theatre@hotmail.com


Men
All should prepare one of the following monologues from memory.


  1. Mayor Shinn 

By time your band plays its first concert the individual members’ll have to foregather in wheel chairs on account of the broken legs they’ll get from tripping over their beards. I’ll tell you something, my fine young feathered – my feathered young – never mind! Oliver – Jacey – Ewart – Olin! I want this man’s references and I want ‘em tonight! Don’t let him out’a your sight! He’s slipprier’n a Mississippi sturgeon!




  1. Max Detweiller

Thank you ladies and gentlemen. Just a moment, I have an announcement that concerns you. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Festival Concert has come to its conclusion- except, of course, we don’t know what the conclusion will be! The judges are putting their heads together and while we are waiting, I think there should be an encore. It seems this will be the last opportunity the von Trapp family will have to sing together for a long, long time. I have been informed that Captain von Trapp leaves immediately after the concert for his new command in the Naval forces of the Third Reich. A guard of honour has arrived to escort him to the Naval base at Bremerhaven. So, ladies and gentlemen, the Family von Trapp, the Family von Trapp.


Those interested in a singing role should prepare 2 contrasting songs from the following choices:
1. Edelweiss

2. 76 Trombones

3. Marian the Librarian
Women
All should prepare one of the following monologues from memory.


  1. Maria


Oh ... Oh, Reverend Mother, I'm so sorry. I just couldn't help myself. The gates were open and the hills were beckoning. The sky was so blue today and everything was so green and fragrant, I just had to be a part of it. And the Untersberg kept leading me higher and higher as though it wanted me to go right through the clouds with it. That's my mountain. I was brought up on it. It was the mountain that led me to you.


When I was a child, I would come down the mountain and climb a tree and look over into your garden. I'd see the sisters at work and I'd hear them sing on their way to vespers.

Which brings me to another transgression, Reverend Mother. I was singing out there today without permission. I can't seem to stop singing wherever I am. And what's worse, I can't seem to stop saying things. I...everything and anything I think and feel. It’s terrible, Reverend Mother. You know how Sister Berthe always makes me kiss the floor after we’ve had a disagreement? Well, lately, I’ve taken to kissing the floor when I see her coming – just to save time.


  1. Baroness


You have no idea what kind of trouble I’m having trying to decide what to give you for a wedding present. Oh, I know I’m enough. (chuckles) But I do want you to have some little trifle for the occasion. At first I – I though of a fountain pen but you’ve already got one. And – and – and then I thought perhaps a villa in the south of France but they are so difficult to gift-wrap. Oh, Georg, how do you feel about yachts? A long sleek one for the Mediterranean and a tiny one for your bathtub, hm?
And – and where to go on our honeymoon, now that is the problem. I thought a trip around the world would be lovely. Then I said oh, Elsa, there must be someplace better to go… Don’t worry, darling –
CAPTAIN It's no use ... you and I. I'm being dishonest to both of us ...and utterly unfair to you. When two people talk of marriage ...

No, don’t. Don’t say another word, Georg, please. You see, uh, there are other things I’ve been thinking of. Fond as I am of you, I really don’t think you’re the right man for me. You’re, um, you’re much too independent and I – I need someone who needs me desperately. Or at least, needs my money desperately. I’ve enjoyed every moment we’ve had together. I do thank you for that. Now, if, um, if you’ll forgive me, I’ll go inside, pack my little bags, and return to Vienna where I belong. And somewhere out there is a young lady who I think … will never be a nun.


Those interested in a singing role should prepare 2 contrasting songs from the following choices:

1. Final chorus from Maria

2. Til There Was You

3. Lonely Goatherd


Favorite Things Cast List: The Sound Of Music


Character (gender)

Songs

Adult Von Trapp Child 1

Narration only

Adult Von Trapp Child 2

Narration only

Maria Rainer (F)

The Sound of Music

My Favorite Things

Do Re Mi

Lonely Goatherd

Something Good


Mother Superior (F)

Praeludium

Maria


Climb Every Mountain

Sisters (F)

Praeludium,

Maria


Captain Georg Von Trapp

No Way to Stop it

Edelweiss

Something Good


Liesel Von Trapp

16 going on 17

Lonely Goatherd

Do Re Mi

My Favorite Things

So Long, Farewell


Other Von Trapp Children: Friedrich, Louisa, Kurt, Brigitta, Marta, Gretl

Lonely Goatherd,

Do Re Mi


My Favorite Things

So Long, Farewell



Max Detweiler (M)

How Can Love Survive, No Way to Stop It

Elsa Schrader (F)

How Can Love Survive, No Way to Stop It

Rolf Gruber (M)

16 going on 17


Favorite Things Cast List: The Music Man


Character (gender)

Songs

Mayor George Shinn

Narration only

Mrs Paroo

(Irish accent a bonus)



Narration primarily

Don’t Mind Me Sayin’ (speech sung)



Professor Harold Hill

Trouble,

76 Trombones,

Til There Was You,

Marian the Librarian

The Sadder but Wiser Girl

Pick-a-little

Gary Indiana


Marian Paroo

Don’t Mind Me Sayin’

Goodnight My Someone

My White Knight

Til There Was You



Marcellus Washburn

The Sadder but Wiser Girl

Shipoopi


Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn

Pick-a-little

Winthrop Paroo

Wells Fargo Wagon

Gary Indiana



Townspeople (M)

Iowa Stubborn,

Trouble,

76 Trombones

Wells Fargo Wagon



Townspeople (F)

Iowa Stubborn,

Trouble


76 Trombones

Wells Fargo Wagon

Pick-a-little




Audition Form
Please print this form fill it in and bring it to the auditions. Please fill out as much of the requested information below as possible or circle the appropriate choice where applicable.
Full name: ..........................................................................................................

Address: ..............................................................................................................

Home phone number: .......................................................................................

Mobile number: ..................................................................................................

Email: ..................................................................................................................

Notable previous performance experience or roles:

.......................................................... Company........................... Year..............

.......................................................... Company........................... Year..............

.......................................................... Company........................... Year..............

.......................................................... Company........................... Year..............


Roles you are auditioning for: (please circle) Soloists Ensemble Acting

Name of characters you are most interested in playing:

1: ......................................................... 2: ...................................................

3: ........................................................ 4: ...................................................

5: ........................................................ 6: ...................................................

Are you willing to play an understudy: Yes No

Would you consider other roles: Yes No
Can you read music: Yes No

Singing ability: None Amateur Trained

Voice: Bass Tenor Baritone Soprano

Skill: Beginner Intermediate Advanced

Instruments you play: .......................................................................................

Other skills to note: ........................................................................................

Would you be interested in working as crew: Yes No

Other applicable skills: (please circle all relevant)

Stage Management Choreography Sewing/Costumes Set Building

Front of House Props Photography Make Up/Hair



Please circle any conflicts you have on the rehearsal schedule below.

Note that the dates in red are critical rehearsals. If you are unable to attend these you will not be cast in the show. Furthermore, as this is a short rehearsal period we need to be aware of any and all instances when you can’t attend rehearsals to cast the show accordingly.
Kick Off Gathering

Tuesday 25 June 20:00 to 22:00
Rehearsals

Tuesdays 19:30 to 22:30

August: 27

September: 3 10 17 24

October: 1 8 15 29

November: 5 (Dress Rehearsal)

Saturdays

September: 7 21 28 (TBC) 10:00 to 13:00

October: 5 10:00 to 13:00

12 10:00 to 14:00

Sunday

November: 3 12:00 to 16:00 (Tech Rehearsal)
Performances:

Thursday 7 November and Friday 8 November at 19:30

Arrive at 19:00


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