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Children’s Auditions for The Sound of Music

Mainstage Show


Children’s roles in The Sound Of Music

Audition Dates:

  • June 11, 202210:00 am


Erie Playhouse Rehearsal Hall
1158 East 12th Street
Erie, PA 16503

Auditions for the Children’s roles in the Erie Playhouse production The Sound Of Music will be held June 11th at 10am at the Erie Playhouse Rehearsal Hall at 1158 East 12th Street.

Actors are asked to arrive and to sign in within the first hour of the audition start time. All roles are available. The Erie Playhouse practices Color Conscious casting.  All ethnicities  and newcomers are especially welcomed. Perusal scripts are available in the box office for 24 hrs. with a refundable $10 deposit. Questions? Please contact

PLEASE NOTE: All actors who are eligible for vaccinations will be required to be fully vaccinated and boosted, if eligible,  for COVID-19 to participate. You will be asked to provide your vaccination card for proof of vaccination at auditions. Rehearsals will be conducted masked until production week.

Auditions, rehearsals, and production will follow the Playhouse’s COVID-19 Protocols, which are available for review here.  At auditions you will be required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing until your actual audition.


Music by Richard Rogers Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein

Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse

Directed and choreographed by Susan Lechner

Music direction – Andrew Rainbow

Show Dates – September 16, 17, 23-25, 29-October 2

Rehearsals Begin August 7

Audition requirements – All auditionees will be required to sing “Do Re Mi,”  Anyone auditioning to play Liesel will sing a verse of “16 Going On 17.” An accompanist will be provided. Music is available for pick up in the Box Office. A short monologue approx. 1 1/2 minutes in length is also required. There will be a movement audition.

Synopsis:  Based on the 1949 memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. Set in Austria on the eve of the Anschluss in 1938, the musical tells the story of Maria, who takes a job as governess to a large family while she decides whether to become a nun. She falls in love with the children, and eventually their widowed father, Captain von Trapp. He is ordered to accept a commission in the German navy, but he opposes the Nazis. He and Maria decide on a plan to flee Austria with the children. Many songs from the musical have become standards, including “Edelweiss”, “My Favorite Things”, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”, “Do-Re-Mi”, and the title song “The Sound of Music”.

Children’s Roles available in The Sound Of Music:  Ages are suggestive you don’t need to be that age just play that age from the stage.

* Please note:  If you are auditioning for Liesel and would like to be considered for the ensemble as well you should attend the children’s audition.

Liesl von Trapp (mezzo, dance, to play age 16) Female identifying, the oldest child, blossoming into a young lady with an interest in boys. She has a maternal edge to her and cares very deeply for her younger siblings.

Friedrich von Trapp (to play age 14)  Male identifying, tough exterior, very much trying to be “the man” of the family.

Louisa von Trapp (to play age 13) Female identifying, rebellious attitude.

Kurt von Trapp (to play age 10, falsetto) Male identifying, gentle and mischievous.

Brigitta von Trapp (to play age 9) Female identifying, smart, reads a lot.

Marta von Trapp (to play age 7) Female identifying, very sweet and gentle.

Gretl von Trapp (to play age 6) Female identifying, must have the cute factor.