Performers sought for
May 6-8 production of “The Sound of Music”
MSO, Manchester College
Stage-struck children and adults are invited to audition for the May 6-8
production of “The Sound of Music,” a family musical
collaboration of Manchester Symphony Orchestra and Manchester College.
residents of all ages will have opportunities to audition March 10-11,
with one audition reserved for children. The stage production in Cordier
Auditorium on campus will require many more children than the screen
version, noted Debra J. Lynn, associate professor of music and director
of the production.
Community members who audition must be prepared to commit to the
performance as well as the production and rehearsal schedule, Lynn said.
“We may double cast the kids’ parts if we have enough good auditionees,”
she said, adding that the cast for the staged version is much larger
than for the film version.
Broadway production of “The Sound of Music” was the final
collaboration between composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Oscar
Hammerstein II. It is based on Maria Von Trapp’s autobiography, the
story of a woman who leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to
a naval officer widower.
Music Department is thrilled to collaborate with the Manchester Symphony
Society on this production,” said Debora E. DeWitt, chair of MC’s
Department of Music. “The Sound of Music” is a timeless musical
and a favorite of many.”
Auditionees should plan to attend one of the following, all in
Thursday, March 10, 7-9 p.m.
Friday, March 11, 7-9 p.m.
Children 12 and under
Friday, March 11, 3:30-5:30
Candidates should be prepared to perform 32 measures of any memorized
Broadway show tune (accompanist provided) and excerpts from “The
Sound of Music” stage script. Audition excerpts are available for
review at Funderburg Library on the Manchester College campus and at the
Manchester Public Library.
Questions? Contact Director Debra Lynn at 260-982-5296 or