The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) will be accepting submissions from Equity, Non-Equity, local, and apprentice actors for their upcoming production of The Sound of Music. The production runs October 14-23, 2022 at THE BLACK BOX in Franklin, MA. Performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, as well as performers with disabilities, are encouraged to submit. Actors must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks out from second shot) by the start date.
Director: Raye Lynn Mercer (viewing auditions)
Music Director: Hallie Wetzell (viewing auditions)
First Equity Rehearsal: October 3, 2022
(Non-Equity to begin sooner)
Opening: October 14, 2022
Closing: October 23, 2022
EQUITY, NON EQUITY, & LOCAL ADULTS (18+):
Please submit a brief cut in the style of the show via Unlisted YouTube or Vimeo link to FPACcasting@gmail.com along with your headshot/resume.
Subject line should read: YOUR NAME, role you are submitting for
Submissions due by August 19
Please note in your submission if you are local to the Franklin/Boston/Providence area. Housing provided for out of town actors. Some meals and gym membership provided.
STUDENT APPRENTICES (All auditionees 17 and under):
Form for Apprentices
*All guardians must read the Apprentice Performer Information on the “Cast Info” page of FPAConline.com before submitting.*
Please submit a brief cut in the style of the show via Unlisted YouTube or Vimeo link through this form. Self-Tape Guidelines can also be found under “Cast Info.”
[MARIA]– female, early 20s – early 30s; filled with self-doubt, yet spirited, caring, and committed. Chest mix with strong head voice; PRINCIPAL.
[CAPTAIN VON TRAPP]– male, late 30s to 50; commanding presence – retired naval officer and proud Austrian; some guitar ability a plus. Baritone; PRINCIPAL.
[MOTHER ABBESS]– female, mid 40s – 50, Wise, kind and strong. Powerful Mezzo (B to A-flat); PRINCIPAL.
[ELSA SCHRADER]– female, mid 30s – early 40s wealthy, sophisticated, charming. Legit-Mezzo range (A to E below high C); PRINCIPAL.
[MAX DETWEILLER]– male, 40s – 50s; witty and rascally impresario. Strong character with a good sense of comedy, Baritone; PRINCIPAL
[LIESL VON TRAPP]– female; to play 16; girl on the verge of womanhood. Chest mix with a head voice (low G to F#); moves well. PRINCIPAL.
[FRIEDRICH VON TRAPP] – 13 to 14 years old, male, all ethnicities. Strong singer/actor who moves well. Unchanged voice.
[[LOUISA VON TRAPP]– 12 to 13 years old, female, all ethnicities. Strong singer/actor who moves well.
[KURT VON TRAPP] – 10 to 11 years old, male, all ethnicities. Strong singer/actor who moves well. Unchanged voice.
[BRIGITTA VON TRAPP] – 9 to 10 years old, female, all ethnicities. Strong singer/actor who moves well.
[MARTA VON TRAPP] – 7 to 8 years old, female, all ethnicities. Strong singer/actor who moves well.
[GRETL VON TRAPP] – 5 to 6 years old, female, all ethnicities. Strong singer/actor who moves well.
[ROLF GRUBER] male; to play 17; epitome of clean cut, athletic German youth. Lyric Baritone moves well. PRINCIPAL.
[FRANZ]– male, mid 30s to 50s; Distant and efficient butler; PRINCIPAL.
[FRAU SCHMIDT]– female, mid 30s to 50s; Efficient yet caring housekeeper, Legit voice. PRINCIPAL.
[HERR ZELLER]– male, late 20s – 40s; A staunch Nazi sympathizer and eventually a leader in the Nazi regime. PRINCIPAL.
[ENSEMBLE]- Nuns, featured nuns, partygoers, etc.