The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) is accepting video auditions from local children for their October production of The Sound of Music through August 19. The Franklin Performing Arts Company at THE BLACK BOX is a professional Equity theater producing musicals, plays, and more, featuring Broadway stars, professional and regional performers, and emerging artists.
FPAC is casting the seven von Trapp children in the classic musical: Liesl– female to play 16, Friedrich- male 13 to 14 years old with unchanged voice, Louisa- female 12 to 13 years old, female, Kurt- male 10 to 11 years old with unchanged voice, Brigitta- female 9 to 10 years old, Marta- female 7 to 8 years old, and Gretl- female to play 5 years old. All kids must be strong singers/actors with movement ability. Liesl must be a strong dancer.
Auditioning children are asked to submit a video of a brief cut of a musical theater song to the submission form found on FPAConline.com under “Auditions.” FPAConline.com also provides a “Self-Tape” guide for those new to video auditions. Audition submissions are due by August 19. In-person invited callbacks will be held on August 23 and 24. Questions can be directed to FPACcasting@gmail.com.
The Sound of Music runs October 14-23 at THE BLACK BOX. The final collaboration between Rodgers & 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.
FPAC looks forward to viewing auditions from local young performers for these classic roles. To submit auditions, visit the “Audition” page of FPAConline.com through August 19. https://www.fpaconline.com/auditions-list.php
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