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Please note: The age ranges noted are the characters’ ages, no necessarily the eras of the actors.

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LEAD ADULT CHARACTERS:Maria Rainer (musical theatre mix/soprano, dance, 20-35) A postulant at Nonnberg Abbey – young, complimentary spirited, warm, gentle and kind with lot determination.

Captain Georg von Trapp (baritone, moves well, 35-45) A retired Austrian navy captain. Polished, yet an extremely military in the means he runs his life come repress his sadness end the fatality of his wife; underneath, he is warm, understanding, and determined.

Max Detweiller (tenor/baritone, move well, 30+) Charming and vital; a man of sophistication that enjoys the good life; true and also loyal girlfriend to the von Trapp family.

Elsa Schrader (mezzo soprano, move well, 35-45) A baroness the taste and elegance, sophisticated, dignified and also mature.

Mother Abbess (legit soprano, broad vocal range, 40+, very solid actress) Motherly, understanding, solid and authoritative, yet kind.

FEATURED CHARACTERS:Sister Berthe (alto, move well) Mistress that Novices, prudish, directly laced with a quick tongue, she is less tolerant than various other nuns.

Sister Margaretta (mezzo, move well) Mistress the Postulants, an extremely kind, understanding and concerned.

Sister Sophia (soprano, moves well) neither demanding nor critical, sticks through the rules.

Franz (non-singing, 30+) The von Trapp butler, quite formal but not without spirit, that is an extremely German and also loyal to the Fascist cause.

Frau Schmidt (non-singing, 30+) The housekeeper, stoic, very tiny personality; she go her task efficiently yet without affection. Strong and rather dominating.

Herr Zeller (non-singing, 40+) Stern and unsmiling, a typical Nazi main whose primary concern is to see that anyone toes the line.

Rolf Gruber (low tenor, dance, 17) Suitor to Liesl, telegram delivery boy, later Nazi soldier. A an extremely pleasant young man, rather aggressive however in a tenderness way.

LEAD children’s ROLES:All children, personal from their character summary must have the ability to be conservative v their emotions and also “serious.”

Liesl von Trapp (mezzo, dance, 16) The oldest child, blossoming into a young lady through an attention in boys. She has a maternal edge to her and also cares an extremely deeply for her younger siblings.

Friedrich von Trapp (age 14) hard exterior, an extremely much trying to it is in “the man” of the family.

Louisa von Trapp (age 13) Rebellious attitude.

Kurt von Trapp (age 10, falsetto) Gentle and mischievous.

Brigitta von Trapp (age 9) Smart, reads a lot.

Marta von Trapp (age 7) an extremely sweet and gentle.

Gretl von Trapp (age 6) Must have actually the cute factor.

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CHORUS:5-10 masculine chorus members (16-60+ years) – Nazi soldiers, neighbors, Salzburg citizens and also Georg’s friend (of marine background).5-10 mrs chorus members (16-60+ years) – Salzburg citizens, new postulant, nuns, novices, postulants and contestants in the Festival Concert.