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Auditions for BackStory Theatre’s annual fall musical: The Sound of Music, are open to experienced actors aged 8-18.  If you are new to theatre, we would love to have you join our crew and/or explore our Make Believe & Beyond educational programming to develop your skills!


In addition to auditioning for The Sound of Music students that will be over 13 years of age by November 25, 2023, may choose to be considered for Performer Training. This is a September to May program that will include the fall musical, either the spring play or musical as well as skills training classes between productions. Auditioners are not under any obligation for Performer Training at the time of auditions. More information regarding the Performer Training will be available soon.


Opportunities will be available for students not interested in performing to be part of The Sound of Music stage crew. Sign up process will be available soon.

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Audition Details



LEARN: ONE of these SOLOS - Climb Ev’ry Mountain OR Edelweiss

LEARN: Morning Hymn section

LEARN: Laendler steps for group audition

MEMORIZE: A 60 second monologue of your choice

COMPLETE the Actor’s Audition form prior to 8/26




PREPARE a trick or skill that could be included as part of the variety show within the musical.



SUBMIT a video of an additional 32 bar solo song of your choice to be included with the Actor's Audition Form. Submission of an additional solo video is not required to be considered for The Sound of Music or the performance track. Videos may be used in casting of the spring performances.




  • Each auditioner will perform their monologue, required solo song & any special tricks/skills for variety show roles

  • As a group the auditioners will review and perform Laendler dance steps

  • As a group the auditioners will review and perform Morning Hymn 

Production Fees:

BackStory Theatre's mission is to provide affordable access to theatre arts education and performance opportunities. Fees in the 2024 fall season will see a slight increase from previous years. If your family needs financial assistance, please reach out to inquire about scholarships, work-study, or sliding scale options. If your family is blessed with more financial resources, please consider making an additional contribution to help us keep costs affordable for students in need.

Fee Breakdown:

Registration Fee                                  $500

Script                                                       $15

Cast Shirt                                                $14

Total Fees                                             $529

Funding Breakdown:

Total Cost for Production                                $32,600

Cost Covered by Grants and Donations       $18,600

Cost Covered by 28 Cast Members               $14,000


  • Due to the nature of this show and the requirements of some roles, only actors over the age of 13 will be considered for the roles of Maria, Captain, Mother Superior, Leisl, and Rolf. All auditioners will be considered for the remaining roles.

  • Additional materials can be found in the Resources folder linked here. Materials include samples of the solo and group songs, as well as a video instruction of the Laendler dance. 

  • Students will learn SO much in this fast-paced team environment but a significant time commitment is required to participate in the musical production. Rehearsals will be held Mondays and Wednesdays, starting August 28th through November 1st from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. Additional Saturday rehearsals may be added. Tech Rehearsals will be held November 6th through the 9th from 4:30 to 8:30 pm. Performances will be November 10th, 12th, and 17th to 19th. Touch-up rehearsals or possibly sensory-friendly performances will be held on November 11th, and 14th to 16th. A detailed rehearsal and performance schedule will be provided after the auditions.

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