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The Sound Of Music: The Search is on for Von Trapp Children in Manila


The legendary musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC is coming to Manila this September, and the search is now on for local Philippine children to be part of the show. Presented by Globe LIVE, the highly-acclaimed production comes from the home of West End musical theatre – the famous London Palladium - where the lavish and dazzling show celebrated a record-breaking 954 performances and was seen by over two million people. Tickets are now on sale via TicketWorld.
The producers of THE SOUND OF MUSIC are now looking for 18 outstanding girls and boys from Manila (six children cast in three rosters) to play the roles of the six younger von Trapp children: Friedrich, Louisa, Kurt, Brigitta, Marta and Gretl. Children who wish to audition must fit the below criteria to perform in the show. The children are expected to have a good level of skill in acting, singing (including part singing with harmonies) and dancing. All nationalities are very welcome.

Approximate height is taken to mean within 5 cms of the specific height stated. If you are
outside the 5cm cut off, please do not apply.

MALE ROLES

ROLE
HEIGHT
ADDITIONAL REMARKS
FRIEDRICH
152.5cm (5”) approx.
Plays age of a 14 year old
Voice MUST be unbroken
KURT
144cm (4’9”) approx.
Plays age of an 11 year old
Voice MUST be unbroken

FEMALE ROLES


ROLE
HEIGHT
ADDITIONAL REMARKS
LOUISA
150cm (4’11”) approx.
Plays age of a pre-pubescent 13 year old
BRIGITTA
140cm (4’7”) approx.
Plays age of a 9 or 10 year old
MARTA
132.5cm (4’4”) approx.
Plays age of a 7 year old
GRETL
120cm (4”) or under approx.
No younger than 6 years old
Preferably a small 7 or 8 year old

Auditions will be held in Manila this May. Prospective candidates are required to complete an online form at www.soundofmusic.com.ph, where further details can also be found. Candidates are also required to be physically present at the pre-registration sessions on May 6 and 7 at The Theatre at Solaire Lobby.

James Cundall, Producer of THE SOUND OF MUSIC and Chief Executive of Lunchbox Theatrical Productions said, “For local children to have the chance to star on stage with actors of this calibre in an international production from London’s West End will be a dream come true and the chance of a lifetime. You never know where an opportunity such as this could take you!”

THE SOUND OF MUSIC tells the uplifting true story of Maria, the fun-loving governess who changes the lives of the widowed Captain von Trapp and his seven children by re-introducing them to music, culminating in the family’s escape across the Austrian mountains as tensions rise prior to the outbreak of World War II.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC features some of the most unforgettable songs ever heard on stage and screen, including My Favorite Things, Edelweiss, Do-Re-Mi, Sixteen Going on Seventeen, The Lonely Goatherd, Climb Ev’ry Mountain and the title song The Sound of Music. Even today, THE SOUND OF MUSIC is considered the world’s most popular musical – an iconic show that touches the hearts of all ages.

The original Broadway production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and was Rodgers and Hammerstein’s biggest success. The 1965 movie starring Julie Andrews as Maria won five Oscars, including Best Picture, and remains one of the most popular movies of all time.

This stunning, critically-acclaimed production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Company and David Ian Productions, and is presented in Manila by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, Concertus Manila and David Atkins Enterprises.

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