*There are no shows on Easter weekend.
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MARIA RAINER: A postulant at Nonnberg Abbey – Maria is a headstrong, free-spirited young woman. She is spunky, opinionated, warm, resourceful, youthful, gentle and kind with much determination. Age to be played as: 20 – 30. Vocal range: Soprano. B5 to C4. Yodeling. Moderate dance.
CAPTAIN GEORG VON TRAPP: A retired Austrian naval captain. He is a widower. He’s polished, yet very military in the way he runs his life; underneath, he is warm, understanding and determined. Regimented, dignified, commanding, manly, polished, noble, intelligent. Age to be played as: 35 – 40+. Vocal range: Baritone. D5 to F#2/Gb2. Moderate dance.
MAX DETWEILER: A theatrical agent and First Secretary of Education and Culture – a personal friend of Von Trapp and a sort of uncle to his children. He is clever at his job, charming, witty, and quite pushy to get what he wants. He has a humorous personality. He enjoys the good life and those that live the good life. Age to be played as: 35 – 40+. Vocal range: Tenor. F4 to D3. Moderate dance.
BARONESS ELSA SCHRADER: A very wealthy widow, who is president of her late husband’s corporation. Elegant, sophisticated city person. Clever and canny, she has begun a flirtation with Captain Von Trapp with the intent of marriage. She is very much into making a good social arrangement. Age to be played as: 30 – 40. Vocal range: Mezzo soprano. F5 to D4. Moderate dance.
THE MOTHER ABBESS: The Mother Abbess is an inspirational leader for all the nuns at the Abbey. She is a true big-hearted mother figure, loved, adored and respected. She has a bit of hidden spunk. Age to be played as: 45+. Vocal range: Soprano. G#5/Ab 5 to B3. Light movement.
LIESL VON TRAPP: At age 16, Liesl is the eldest of the Von Trapp siblings. She is innocent, naïve, coy, flirtatious, headstrong and infatuated with Rolf. She is pretty but unsophisticated and tends to think everything is wonderful. She has a maternal edge to her and cares very deeply and lovingly for her younger siblings. Age to be played as: 16. Vocal range: Mezzo Soprano. E5 to B3. Moderate dance.
FRIEDRICH VON TRAPP: Frederich is 14 and is proud to be a boy. He has a tough exterior and is very much trying to be “the man” of the family; desperately needs his father. Age to be played as: 14l Vocal range: Tenor. G5 to C4. Moderate dance.
LOUISA VON TRAPP: Louisa is 13, clever, and full of mischief. She is the master of pranks and enjoys pulling them on others. She is quite a tomboy, has a rebellious attitude, and misses her mother a great deal. Age to be played as: 13 Vocal range: Mezzo soprano. G5 to C4. Moderate dance.
KURT VON TRAPP: Kurt is 10. He wants to be 11 and introduces himself as “11-almost.” He is the second boy and the middle of the children. He often tries to act manly and is outspoken against the previous governesses. He is gentle and a peacemaker. Age to be played as:10. Vocal range: Countertenor. G5 to C4. Yodeling. Moderate dance.
BRIGITTA VON TRAPP: Brigitta is 9. She is smart as a whip, very perceptive and always tells the truth whether you like it or not. She’s an avid reader and suspicious of “Uncle Max”. Age to be played as: 9. Vocal range: Mezzo soprano. G5 to C4. Moderate dance.
MARTA VON TRAPP: Marta is 7. She is one of the quietest Von Trapps. She loves the color pink, is very inquisitive, smart and gentle. Age to be played as: 7. Vocal range: Mezzo soprano. G5 to C4. Moderate dance.
GRETL VON TRAPP: Gretl is 5. She is the youngest Von Trapp. She is very quiet when first introduced by her father. She is sweet, loving and wants attention. She must have the cute, adorable and endearing factor. Age to be played as: 5. Vocal range: Mezzo soprano. G5 to C4. Moderate dance.
ROLF GRUBER: Rolf is 17 and is the telegram delivery boy friend of Liesl. He is self important, boasting, a very pleasant young man, and somewhat aggressive but in a gentle way. Rolf has Hitler as his paternal role model and the Nazi regime as a future goal. He seems to know an enormous amount of what is going on because of his job and seems to relish his spying tactics. Age to be played as: 17. Vocal range: Baritone. E5 to C4. Moderate dance.
SISTER BERTHE: A nun who is the Mistress of Novices. She does not think that headstrong, free spirited postulants belong at the Abbey. She is a no nonsense type, officious and very strict. She is not a supporter of Maria. She is a killjoy, self-righteous, straight-laced, prim and a bit of a prude. Age to be played as: 30+. Vocal range: Mezzo soprano. E5 to C4. Light movement.
SISTER MARGARETTA: Female, Young Adult/Adult – Mezzo Soprano A nun who is the Mistress of Postulants. She is kind and understanding. A supporter of Maria. She is positive, encouraging, concerned and has a sense of humor. Age to be played as: 20+. Vocal range: Mezzo soprano. E5 to B3. Light movement.
SISTER SOPHIA: Sister Sophia is a nun who always stays in line. She is very dutiful and kind. She would rather take the middle road to avoid controversy. Age to be played: 30+ Vocal range: Mezzo soprano. E5 to B3. Light movement.
FRANZ: Originally a sort of protector to Captain Von Trapp in the Navy, he is now retired into his position as valet, which he carries out with somber efficiency. He is humorless and appears harmless but underneath we discover he is secretly plotting with the Nazi party. Age to be played: 35+. Vocal range: Spoken. No dance.
FRAU SCHMIDT: The Von Trapp family housekeeper, Frau Schmidt does her job efficiently but without affection. She is strong and somewhat dominating. She has been around a long time and hates the way she is treated with whistles by the Baron. It affects her dignity. She appears to be a thoroughly reliable member of the staff and respected by all. Age to be played: 40+. Vocal range: Spoken. No dance.
HERR ZELLER: A sort of district governor appointed by the Nazi Regime to prepare the Anschluss. He is overbearing, arrogant and autocratic, self-important and pompous. Stern and unsmiling, a typical Nazi official whose primary concern is to see that everyone toes the line. Age to be played: 40+. Vocal range: Spoken. No dance.
BARON ELBERFELD: A neighbor of the Von Trapps and one of the “Old Guards” of Austria – violently opposed to the takeover of his beloved country by Nazi Germany. Can double with other roles in the ensemble. The baron attends the ball thrown by Captain Von Trapp in Elsa’s honor. Age to be played: 30+. Vocal range: Spoken. Light movement.
BARONESS ELBERFELD (Featured): Female, Adult – Non-singing A neighbor of Captain Von Trapp and wife to Baron Elberfeld. Age to be played: 30+. Vocal range: Spoken. Light movement.
ADMIRAL VON SCHREIBER: An important figure in the Austrian Navy and appears to be much respected by Captain Von Trapp. He has obviously agreed to be part of the new regime with Germany. He arrives to collect Captain Von Trapp and bring him to Berlin. Age to be played: 35+. Vocal range: Spoken. No dance.
A NEW POSTULANT: A smart, well-dressed young girl who has a walk-on moment only – no dialogue. Can come from the nun ensemble. Age to be played: 16+. Vocal range: Mezzo soprano. E5 to B3. Light movement.
SAENGERBUND OF HERWEGEN TRIO: Three-person performance group who win 3rd place in the Festival Concert. Can come from Dance Ensemble. Age to be played: 18+. Vocal range: Spoken. No dance.
FRAULEIN SCHWEIGER: Performer who wins 2nd place in the Festival Concert. Age to be played: 18+. Vocal range: Spoken. No dance.
NUNS ENSEMBLE: Nuns, novices, and postulants who live in the Nonnberg Abbey. Age to be played: 18+. Vocal range: Any. Light movement.
ENSEMBLE: Actors with strong dancing, singing, and acting abilities to perform onstage the roles of Nazi soldiers, premier dancers, neighbors and friends who come to Captain Von Trapp’s party, and Salzburg citizens who attend the wedding of Maria and Georg. There will be speaking throughout various scenes with Nazis, party guests, etc. Age to be played: 18+. Vocal range: Any. Light movement.