Boise State University Department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing and the Department of Music announces open auditions for “The Sound of Music” with Stage Direction by Gordon Reinhart and Musical Direction by Jeffrey Seppala.
Music by Richard Rodgers with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Based on the book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp.
Join us and experience what makes a classic, classic!
Prepare 16 to 32 measures (should be about 1-2 minutes) of any song by American composer Richard Rogers, who wrote with lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein ll. Use digital or live piano accompaniment for your video.
Be sure to frame your video to include your full body.
Please save your video file with your full name. For example: Jane_Doe_Audition.mov
The video submission deadline is Monday, January 22, 2024, by 10 PM (MST)
Be sure to submit the audition form!
We will hold in-person Call Back Auditions the week of January 29th; the exact date, time and location are TBA. At Call Back Auditions, we will sing from the score and read from the book “The Sound of Music.”
We, in the Departments of Music and Theatre, Film and Creative Writing at Boise State, encourage people of all gender identities, races and abilities to audition for all available roles.
This opportunity to produce a classic requires good people and plenty of time. The time commitment to pull it off is extensive, and the process requires intensive self-care. If you feel you are not prepared to invest the needed hours and effort at this time, we encourage you to hold off until our next classic.
By auditioning, you are committing to being available, if cast, for all rehearsals.
The final collaboration between Rodgers and Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and the title number, The Sound of Music won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars. The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows an ebullient postulate who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire von Trapp family must make a moral decision.