Coming in Spring 2019....

    Sound of Music


    Spring Musical: Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music. Set in Salzburg in 1938 , this true story is based on the actual Von Trapp Family Singers and their narrow escape from Hitler's invasion of Austria during WWII.  The story goes that the Captain's wife died, leaving him with 7 children. He went to a nearby convent to find a governess for his children and met Maria, who was restless while training to become a nun. Over time, he fell in love with Maria and they became not only a family, but a traveling musical group, which led to their escape from the Captain's near forced service in the German army. This musical features 23 lead roles and an ensemble. Male ensemble actors will play Nazi soldiers, neighbors, Salzburg 
citizens, and naval friends. Female ensemble actresses will play Salzburg citizens, nuns of various stages, and contestants in the Festival Concert. Maria and the Captain need to be able to play acoustic guitar believably.  I am hoping to audition and cast a younger sister of a cast member to play the youngest 6 year old daughter, Gretl. I will be looking for a child that has previous lead stage experience for that role. The show also calls for six other children ranging from 7-16 years old that will be cast within Grant's students. Teenage Liesel and Rolf need to dance well as both individuals and partners. All those cast as children must also dance well. All men need to learn how to waltz prior to auditions. This show calls for many females as the numerous lively & spirited nuns. Performances will be April 12-14, 2019. Auditions begin Jan. 9.




  • Sponsor: Beth Suehr
    Phone: 847-973-3771
    Email: bsuehr@grantbulldogs.org