SOUND OF MUSIC CHARACTERS All ages listed next to characters are playing ages.
Apart from the 6 younger Von Trapp Children, all cast members must be 16+ on 01/09/18
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Maria Rainer (soprano, 20-35) A postulant; free-spirited, warm, kind, determined. Elsa Shrader (mezzo, 25-40) – An elegant, sophisticated baroness, Georg’s love interest. Mother Abbess (soprano, 45+) - Strong, authoritative, yet understanding and maternal. Liesl von Trapp (16) - The oldest child, ready to be grown-up but not a grown up yet Sister Berthe (alto, 40+) - Mistress of Novices. Sharp-tongued, less tolerant than most. Sister Margaretta (mezzo, 30+) - Mistress of Postulants. Understanding, considerate. Sister Sophia (soprano, 40+) - Rule-abiding, understanding nun at the Abbey. Frau Schmidt (30+) -von Trapp housekeeper. Efficient, dispassionate, strong presence.
Captain Georg von Trapp (baritone, 35-50) – Retired Austrian naval captain. Strict military demeanor masks his warmth and understanding, but not his patriotism. (guitar-playing a plus) Max Detweiller (tenor/baritone, 40+) – Loyal friend of Georg. Animated and charming. Franz (30+) von Trapp butler. Formal, spirited, loyal German. Herr Zeller (40+) - Stern, stoic Nazi official. A local enforcer of the change in rule. Rolf Gruber (tenor/baritone, 17) - Young suitor to Liesl. Becomes a Nazi recruit
Friedrich von Trapp (14) - Tries to be the man of the house in his father’s absences Louisa von Trapp (13) - Rebellious and full of mischief Kurt von Trapp (falsetto, 11) - Part mischief, part gentle, dances the Laendler w/ Maria Brigitta von Trapp (9) - Smart, but overly honest Marta von Trapp (7) - Sweet, gentle. Likes pink Gretl von Trapp (6) - Very cute and capable of owning the stage by herself
Ensemble: To play nuns, priests, Nazis, novices, postulants, guests at the Captain’s party, Salzburg citizens, and Contestants in the Festival Concert.