We recommend reading through the Important Audition Information for a run down of the audition schedule and

the character break down to understand the characters roles and ensemble numbers of 'The Sound of Music'.

Music

AUDITIONS

Everyone must sing "The Sound of Music" and either "Climb Every Mountain" (females) or "Edelwiess" (males) for the Auditions. The segments you will sing is shown in the videos below.

To view and learn the song click on each image to open youtube karaoke version and sing along, it will start at just the right start point for auditions 

Female & Male Audition song

"THE Sound of Music"

The hills are alive with the sound of music
With songs they have sung for a thousand years
The hills fill my heart with the sound of music
My heart wants to sing every song it hears

(the above is for auditions, however the whole song will be used during call backs, more lyrics below)

Males Audition Song

"Edelwiess"

Edelweiss, Edelweiss
Every morning you greet me
Small and white, clean and bright
You look happy to meet me
Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow
Bloom and grow forever
Edelweiss, Edelweiss
Bless my homeland forever

 

FeMALES AUDITION SONG

"Climb Every Mountain"

Climb every mountain
Ford every stream
Follow every rainbow
'Till you find your dream

A dream that will need
All the love you can give
Every day of your life
For as long as you live

Climb every mountain
Ford every stream
Follow every rainbow
'Till you find your dream

The Seven Rotations, Rooms and Leaders

A)  Singing #1 - Prayer Room (Julie - Director*)

B) Physicality / Movement - Foyer (Nicola – Acting Coach)

C) Acting #1: Script -  Auditorium (Janelle - Director*)

D i) Form Administration - Foyer Couches (Jenny - Admin)

   ii) Costumes - Foyer Tiled Area 

   iii) Singing Video* - Cry Room

   iv) Program Photo-  Orange Door

E) Acting #2  -  Yellow Door (Kristen - Director*)

F) Singing #2 - Orange Door  (Emily - Singing Coach)

G)  Choreography - Function Hall (Jessica - Chorographer)

*Students will be asked to sing the audition section of ‘The Sound of Music’ for each of the Directors as they move through the rotations. 

The Audition Process. 
•    On Friday and Saturday, our audition process will involve the students being divided into groups; each group will rotate through 7 stations from script reading/ acting, dance, singing, costume information gathering, administrative paperwork and video of the student singing. 
•    Our Production Leadership Team will work with the students while determining those we need to see again for leading role call backs on Monday 26th and Friday 2nd of March, if we require a third call back we will phone individuals if required it will take place Saturday 3rd of March.

 

 

 

 

CALL BACKS

These are the songs in addition to the above, that will be needed to be sung at Call Backs.

We encourage those seeking a lead role to become familiar these songs listed for their desired role(s).

The Sound of Music

The hills are alive with the sound of music
With songs they have sung for a thousand years
The hills fill my heart with the sound of music
My heart wants to sing every song it hears

My heart wants to beat like the wings of the birds
That rise from the lake to the trees
My heart wants to sigh like a chime that flies
From a church on a breeze
To laugh like a brook when it trips and falls over
Stones on its way
To sing through the night like a lark who is learning to pray

I go to the hills when my heart is lonely
I know I will hear what I've heard before
My heart will be blessed with the sound of music
And I´ll sing once more

Favorite Things

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,
bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens,
brown paper packages tied up with strings,
these are a few of my favorite things.

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels,
door bells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles.
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings.
these are a few of my favorite things.

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes,
snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes,
silver white winters that melt into springs,
these are a few of my favorite things.

When the dog bites, when the bee stings,
when I'm feeling sad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
and then I don't feel so bad.

16 going on 17

Rolf)
You wait little girl
On an empty stage
For fate to turn the light on
Your life little girl
Is an empty page
That men will want to write on
You are 16 going on 17
Baby it's time to think
Better beware
Be canny and careful
Baby you're on the brink
You are 16 going on 17
Fellows will fall in line
Eager young lads
And grueways and cads
Will offer you food and wine
Totally unprepared are you
To face a world of men
Timid and shy and scared are you
Of things beyond your kin
You need someone
Older and wiser
Telling you what to do
I am 17 going on 18
I'll take care of you

(Liesl)
I am 16 going on 17
I know that I'm naive
Fellows I meet may tell me I'm sweet
And willingly I believe
I am 16 going on 17 innocent as a rose
Bachelor dandies
Drinkers of brandies
What do I know of those?
Totally unprepared am I
To face a world of men
Timid and shy and scared am I
Of things beyond your ken
I need someone
Older and wiser
Telling me what to do
You are 17 going on 18
I'll depend on you

 

Please Click to read through the Audition and Call Back information in a PDF.