The Happiest Sound in All the World! A Timeless classic for all to share!
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Suggested by "The Story of The Trapp Family Singers"
Directed by David Clevinger
Musical Direction by Timothy D. Turner
Lighting Design by William Dumas
Stage Management by
Produced by The Bay Street Players of Eustis, Florida
Auditions in April/May, Information below! Principals (3 Women; 5 Girls; 2 Men; 2 Boys) Featured (4 Women; 1 Man; 1 Boy) and Ensemble (some small roles)
Performances on July 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31 & Aug 1, 2 @ 8 p.m. // July 13, 20, 27 & Aug. 3 @ 2:30 p.m.
at Historic State Theatre in downtown Eustis at 109 North Bay Street (click for map)
The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon, they discover that the Nazis, who demand the Captain’s immediate service in their navy, have invaded Austria. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.
Opened on Broadway (New York) at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 16, 1959, and starred Mary Martin as Maria and Theodore Bikel as Captain Georg von Trapp and ran for 1,443 performances.
The original cast album earned a Gold Record and the Grammy Award.
8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Book and Score
5 Academy Awards including Best Picture
Captain Georg von Trapp played by
Maria Rainer played by
Liesl von Trapp played by
Friedrich von Trapp played by
Louisa von Trapp played by
Kurt von Trapp played by
Brigitta von Trapp played by
Marta von Trapp played by
Gretl von Trapp played by
Elsa Schraeder played by
Max Detweiler played by
Mother Abbess played by
Rolf Gruber played by
Admiral von Shreiber played by
Franz played by
Frau Schmidt played by
Herr Zeller played by
Sister Berthe played by
Sister Margaretta played by
Sister Sophia played by
Nuns, Nazis, neighbors, and friends of Captain von Trapp played by
Please prepare a musical selection, preferably not from The Sound of Music—please bring sheet music in your key. An accompanist will be provided. CD accompaniment discouraged as this will be a live musical production. There will also be cold readings from the script. For additional information, please call (352) 357-7777.
A note for young people auditioning… Speak clearly and respond to questions asked by the audition team, and to listen carefully and follow directions. Have fun and try to relax, only then will you do your best! Display confidence. Speak and sing clearly and try to keep a clear focus when singing.
April __, 2008 1:00 - 4 p.m. Kid’s Audition Workshop!
April __, 2008 1:00 - 4 p.m. Special KID’S ONLY Audition
Please come dressed and prepared to learn a dance routine for your audition.
May __, 2008 7:30 - 10 p.m. Open Auditions
All Auditions, Workshops, Rehearsals & Performances
at The Historic State Theatre in downtown Eustis, FL (click for map)
Bay Street Players information (352) 357-7777
The Office of the Mother Abbess, Maria's Cell and the Open Road
Maria - Sister Berthe, Sister Sophia, Sister Margaretta and the Mother Abbess
My Favorite Things - The Mother Abbess and Maria
I Have Confidence* - Maria
The von Trapp Villa
Do-Re-Mi - Maria and Children
Scene 4: Courtyard outside the von Trapp Villa
Sixteen Going on Seventeen - Rolf and Liesl
Scene 5: Maria's Bedroom
My Favorite Things (Reprise) - Maria and Children
Scene 6: The Terrace of the von Trapp Villa
How Can Love Survive? - Max and the Baroness
The Sound of Music (Reprise) - Children, the Captain and Maria
The Lonely Goatherd - Maria and Children
Scene 8: The von Trapp Villa
Ländler - Maria and the Captain
So Long, Farewell – Children
Scene 9: The Office of the Mother Abbess
Climb Ev'ry Mountain - The Mother Abbess
Entr'acte - The Orchestra
The Terrace of the von Trapp Villa
No Way to Stop It - Baroness, Max and the Captain
Something Good* - Maria and the Captain
The Wedding Processional – Nuns
The von Trapp Villa
Sixteen Going on Seventeen (Reprise) - Maria and Liesl
The Concert Hall
Do-Re-Mi (Reprise) - Maria, Children and the Captain
Edelweiss - The Captain, Maria and Children
So Long, Farewell (Reprise) - Maria, Children and the Captain
Scene 5: The Garden of Nonnberg Abbey
Climb Ev'ry Mountain (Reprise) - The Mother Abbess and the Company
Timothy D. Turner has been performing professionally for 27 years in professional & commercial productions, on stage and screen, with celebrities such as Rita Moreno & Marvin Hamlisch and groups like Canadian Brass & the King’s Singers. He has directed and produced theatre, cabarets, stage shows, concerts and film for more than 20 years throughout the continental United States and Europe. This is his 4th production with The Bay Street Players, and marks his 82nd production in the area since his relocation to Central Florida in 2001. He holds a BM in Performance from Millikin University and works as a director, performer, performance coach, clinician, producer, composer, community organizer and writer. Currently, he resides in Longwood, Florida just north of Orlando, but he travels extensively as a working professional.
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
The men who sat down to write the score for The Sound of Music were 63 and 56 - and in the case of Hammerstein, the older of the two, not in great health. In fact, the show proved to be Hammerstein's last, as he died the summer following its autumn opening on Broadway. Rodgers was to have 20 more active years in him, but it is remarkable that these two experienced men were able to write a score with such a youthful joy and energy. The score of The Sound of Music is full of what are now considered standards: 'My Favorite Things', 'Edelweiss', 'Do-Re-Mi', 'Sixteen Going on Seventeen', 'The Lonely Goatherd', 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain' and, of course, the title song. From John Coltrane to Gwen Stefani, these songs have been interpreted by artists covering the entire spectrum of musical styles. And there turned out, probably unwittingly, to be a nice sense of lyric 'bookends' since the first song of their first show contains the lyric 'all the sounds of the earth are like music.' (Oklahoma!) and the first song of their last show proclaims 'the hills are alive with the sound of music'.