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SMT is a community theatre. This production is non-paying / non-Equity


Producers: Kathleen McDowell and Rob Lachance

Director: Amanda Sinclair

Co-Musical Directors:  Miguel Malaco and Charlie Davidson

Choreographer: Sabrina Hooper

Stage Manager:  Ndola Hutton

Assistant Director: Daniel Goldman


Arguably the world’s most beloved musical, The Sound of Music won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars. Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “My Favourite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and the title number. The inspirational story follows an ebullient postulant nun 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.



September 4 to November 6, 2024

Technical rehearsals

October 27, 28, 30 November 3, 4, 5, 6, 2024


November 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 2024 at 8pm 

November 10, 17 and 23, 2024 at 2pm

Additional performances may be added on November 13 (8pm), and/or November 20 (8pm). Extra shows being added will be confirmed by October 7 at the latest.

If you have conflicts for any of the technical rehearsals at the theatre and any of the performance dates, you are not eligible to audition.


Rehearsals: 51 Estate Drive, Scarborough (401 and Markham Road)

Tech Rehearsals and Performances: Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd (NE corner of Kingston and Markham)


An information session will be held on May 13, 2024.  

This is a great chance to meet the team, hear their ideas and how they work, get some tips on how to have a successful audition and ask lots of questions.

The session will be in two segments:  7:00 to 7:45 p.m. for children (although adults are welcome to attend) and from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. for adults.  

The sessions will be done in a hybrid format. For those wishing to attend in person the session will be held at the SMT Rehearsal Unit, 51 Estate Drive, Toronto, ON (Markham and 401 area).

For those who wish to join virtually via Zoom please use the following link:


Sunday June 2, 2024: 1:00 to 6:00pm and 7:00 to 10:00pm

Monday June 3, 2024: 6:30 to 10:00pm

Wednesday June 5, 2024:  6:30 to 10:00pm


Sunday June 23, 2024: 1:00 to 8:30pm


SMT’s Unit, The Estate — 51 Estate Drive, Scarborough, ON. The entrance is not visible from the street but is directly across the street from the entrance to the Holiday Inn.


Rehearsals will begin on September 4, 2024 and continue until November 6, 2024: Sundays 12:00pm to 6:00 pm. Mondays and Wednesdays 7:00 to 10:00 pm

Please note there may be rehearsals during Rosh Hashanah and the Thanksgiving Day weekend (TBD). Please be sure to include any conflicts during this time on your audition sheet.

Additional or longer rehearsals will be held once the production has moved to the theatre. Rehearsals at the theatre are as follows (dates/times may be adjusted):

Sitzprobe: Date and time to be announced

Move-in: October 27, 2024 9:00am – 9:00pm

Tech/Spacing: October 28, 2024  7:00 – 10:30pm

Sound Rehearsal: October 30, 2024  from 6:30pm – 11:00pm

Q2Q Technical Rehearsal: November 3, 2024  10:00am – 10:00pm

Technical Dress Rehearsal: November 4, 2024 6:30pm – 11:00pm

Dress Rehearsal with Orchestra: November 5, 2024  6:30pm – 11:00pm

Final Dress Rehearsal with Orchestra: November 6, 2024 6:30pm – 11:00pm

Post Show Unit Clean Up: November 30, 2024 – 10:00am – 4:00pm

Note:  no rehearsal will be held on October 31, 2024



Please prepare a short monologue (no more than 1 minute) and  one song that you are comfortable performing (Disney is OK!)  Monologues are available if you need one, simply indicate that you would like one when you request an audition.  


Please prepare a short monologue (no more than 1 minute) and TWO contrasting songs (16-32 bars) from the classical/traditional musical theatre canon i.e.: golden age musicals (no pop/rock or contemporary.)

Adults who are only auditioning for a non-singing role just need to prepare a monologue. 

Youth and Adults

Please keeping in mind the following:

  1. You could receive redirects of your monologue or song, so they should be memorized.   Please make sure you are very comfortable with your material.
  2. We will likely only hear one song – the second song should be a contrasting selection, should we want to hear something additional.
  3. Songs should showcase your vocal range and storytelling ability. Think about the character that you are auditioning for and the types of songs they sing!
  4. We may cut off the songs, or we may ask you to stop mid-song, give you a re-direct, and ask you to continue.
  5. Please no songs from The Sound of Music – we’ll hear those on call-back day.

Please help the pianist to help you!

Make sure your sheet music is:

  • In the proper key for the pianist
  • Hole-punched and placed in a binder
  • Preferably double-sided
  • Clearly marked for the accompanist with any cuts or repeats

Please refrain from taping together sheets of music and do not bring single loose sheets of music. No recorded accompaniments.

Online Form 

Once you book an audition you will be sent a link to our online audition form. Please make sure to fill this out as soon as possible. As part of the form you will be asked to provide a full list of conflicts. Be as thorough as you can. If there are changes in conflicts during the audition process, please inform the Producers, or bring an updated list to the audition and/or call backs.

The information provided will be used when creating the rehearsal schedule. Adding more or significant conflicts after casting may result in removal from the show.


Should you receive a callback, please assume you will need to be there for the entire session. We will provide a schedule for the session. Our intention is to start the session with children/youth. Once you have been released you are welcome to stay to watch the rest of the callback. It’s always nice for folks to have an audience that isn’t the panel.

Those called back will be asked to prepare specific scenes and musical selections from the show. These will be sent along with callback notifications and will also be available for preview online ahead of time.

Callback material does not need to be memorized but you should be familiar enough with it that you can participate and connect with your scene partners and the panel.

Note: not every role will require a callback.


There will be a dance/movement call at the callbacks for the select characters that will be more heavily involved in dance/movement throughout the show. You will be advised if you are required to participate in this with your invitation for a callback. 

All those participating in the dance/movement call should please bring comfortable, non-restrictive clothing, appropriate footwear (sneakers/running shoes, jazz shoes, or character shoes) and a ‘can-do’ attitude!


Please note that if cast you will be required to become a member of Scarborough Music Theatre. There is a nominal fee which is offset by great benefits including complimentary tickets and half price ticket deals!


Participation in a theatre production requires a tremendous time commitment so please carefully consider whether you are willing and able to make the commitment. The number of other commitments you have should help you determine if you have the time to be in this production.

The production commitment for Sound of Music will be September 4, 2024 to November 23, 2024 and November 30, 2024. If you are cast in this show you must be available for all rehearsals (unless a conflict was stated on your audition form prior to casting) as well as all performances. At the time of the audition there will be an opportunity to state conflict dates. Please be thorough. If you have conflicts for any of the technical rehearsals at the theatre and any of the performance dates, you are not eligible to audition.

Before we move into the theatre, rehearsals will be Monday and Wednesday evenings (7:00 – 10:00) and Sunday afternoons (12:00 to 6:00). Once we move into the theatre there will be additional and longer/later rehearsals added. Please see a full list earlier in this document. 

All performers in the show will be given a rehearsal schedule at the first rehearsal. Cast will only be required to attend rehearsal if they are indicated on the schedule.

Please note it is a lot of work to reschedule a rehearsal because of last minute conflicts. Conflicts added after the time of auditions may result in removal from the show or numbers in the show.


To book an audition, contact Please indicate your preference of audition date/time and role(s) you are interested in auditioning for.


Casting Notes

Please note that the listed ages/ranges given in the descriptions indicate perceived appearance on stage as opposed to the actor’s chronological age. These are just guidelines. We are open to diverse casting and all roles are open to consideration regardless of background, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Physicality Codes Legend

C = basic physical contact like shaking hands, arm-in-arm and partner dancing   D = a dance role

E = embracing    F = fight choreography     K = kissing

L = weight bearing, lifting, or being lifted      SI = staged intimacy

Roles Available

Maria RainerA postulant at Nonnberg Abbey. She is courageous, free spirited, determined, loves children and falls in love with Captain von Trapp.

Age – 20s   Gender – Female   Physicality Codes – C, E, K, L   

Vocal Range – soprano, B3-Bb5. Vocal Styles: Belting, Legit.

Captain Georg von TrappA retired Austrian Naval Captain. He is authoritative, intelligent and noble. A father to seven children. He falls in love with Maria.

Age – 40s   Gender – Male   Physicality Codes – C, E, K, L  

Vocal Range – bass-baritone, A2-C4. Vocal Style: Legit.

Mother AbbessThe inspirational leader to the nuns at the Abbey. Authoritative and kind. She is motherly to Maria.

Age – 45+   Gender – Female   Physicality Codes – E   

Vocal Range – soprano, B3-Ab5. Vocal Style: Operatic, Legit.

Max Detweiler A charming and witty man. He is good friends with the Captain and the baroness. Acts like an uncle towards the children.

Age – 35+   Gender – Male   Physicality Code – C, 

Vocal Range – tenor, C3-E4. Vocal Style: Legit.

Elsa SchriederA wealthy, sophisticated, widowed Baroness. She is the Captain’s fiancé. Very good friends with Max. Does not really like children.

Age – 35 -45   Gender – Female   Physicality – C, E, K   

Vocal Range – mezzo, C4-G5. Vocal Style: Legit.

Rolf GruberStarts out a pleasant but self-important suiter to Liesl. Becomes a Nazi soldier.

Age – 17 Gender – Male   Physicality Code – C, D, E, K   

Vocal Range – baritone/tenor, D3-E4.

The von Trapp children:

Liesl She is innocent and coy. Motherly towards her siblings. Dating Rolf.

Age – 16 Gender – Female   Physicality Codes – C, D, E, K, L   

Vocal Range – mezzo, B3-E5.

FriedrickHe is very serious. Tries to be “the man” of the family.

Age – 14   Gender – Male   Physicality Codes – C   

Vocal Range – B3-G5.  Vocal Styles: some falsetto

LouisaThe joker of the family, she is a little rebellious.

Age – 13   Gender – Female   Physicality – C   

Vocal Range – B3-D5.

KurtA gentle and mischievous boy who likes to think he is older than he is.

Age – 10   Gender – Male   Physicality – C   

Vocal Range – B3-D5. Vocal Styles: some falsetto

Brigitta Very smart and always aware of what is happening around her.

Age – 9   Gender – Female   Physicality Code – C

Vocal Range – B3-D5.

MartaShe is sweet and quiet.

Age – 7   Gender – Female   Physicality Code – C 

Vocal Range – B3-D5.

Gretl She is sweet and wants to be loved.

Age – 5   Gender – Female   Physicality Code – C  

Vocal Range – B3-D5.

Sister BertheThe prudish, straight laced mistress of the Novices.

Age – 40+   Gender – Female   Physicality Code – C   

Vocal Range – mezzo, B3-D5. Vocal Style: Legit.

Sister MargarettaThe kind and caring mistress of the Postulants.

Age – 30+   Gender – Female   Physicality Code – C   

Vocal Range – mezzo, B3-F5, Vocal Style: Legit.

Sister Sophia She is dutiful and kind but sticks with the rules of the Abbey.

Age – 30+ Gender – Female Physicality Code – C   

Vocal Range – mezzo, B3-Eb5, Vocal Style: Legit.

Frau Schmidt, the housekeeper She is strong and determined and respected by the family. (She will sing as one of the nuns at the top of the show)

Age – 40+ Gender – Female Physicality Code – C    

Vocal Range – No specific voice range required (alto, mezzo or soprano). Vocal Style: Legit.

Franz, the butlerHe has been with the family many years. Humourless and formal.

Age – 40+ Gender – Male   Physicality – None  Vocal Range – Non-singing Role

Herr Zeller An overbearing, stern Nazi Official.

Age – 40 + Gender – Male   Physicality Code – C   Vocal Range – Non-singing Role

Baron ElberfeldNeighbour of the von Trapps.

Age – 40+ Gender – Male   Physicality Code – C   Vocal Range – Non-singing Role

Admiral von SchreiberAn important figure in the Austrian Navy.

Age – 40+ Gender – Male  Physicality Code – C  Vocal Range – Non-singing Role

Female Ensemble Women who will be nuns, servants, party guests, wedding guests and concert contestants.

Age – 18+ Gender – Female  Physicality Code – C  Vocal Ranges – Various needed (soprano, mezzo and alto).

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