KCMT Presents The Sound of Music
- Performances: April 18-28, 2019
- Community Matinees: April 23 (10:00 AM & 12:30 PM)
Directed by Shauna Kelln, assisted by Karen Trostad.
The final collaboration between Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II, The Sound of Music, has become a play beloved around the world. Based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family Singers, this play captures a personal tale of growth and hope amidst the horrors of World War II. The Sound of Music tells the tale of young postulant Maria Rainer, whose free spirit has trouble fitting into the rules and regulations of Nonnberg Abbey. Commissioned by the Mother Abbess to serve as the governess for seven motherless children, Maria transforms the Von Trapp family home from a place of dour rules and regulations to one filled with joy, with laughter, and with music. In the process, Maria wins the hearts of all seven children—and their widower father, Captain Von Trapp.
With the Mother Abbess’ blessing, and to the children’s delight, Maria follows her heart, and Maria and the Captain marry. Upon returning home from their honeymoon, Maria and the Captain learn that their beloved Austria has been taken over by the Nazis, and the retired Captain is asked to report for immediate service in the Nazi Navy. When the Nazis show up at their door to take Captain Von Trapp away, it is a family singing engagement (wily navigated by their friend Max) that buys the family time to make their narrow escape. Their Austrian convictions compel Maria, the Captain, and the children to flee over the mountains of Switzerland to safety, taking the words of the Mother Abbess to heart: “Climb Every Mountain… till you find your dream.”
WANT TO BE IN OUR SHOW?
Registration will be open for KCMT’s The Sound of Music on December 26, 2018! The cast will be limited and there will be one general audition for actors ages 8 through 18. Directors will place actors in the show that best fits their talent, height, and age. Please note that actors who must be cast together will only be cast in Beauty and the Beast, as The Sound of Music cannot accommodate special requests.
All registration is handled online via “STUDIO DIRECTOR” – Please remember to bookmark this link as it also the place where you can order items from our online store, such as extra production shirts, cast photos and posters.
SOUND OF MUSIC AGE REQUIREMENTS
- KCMT is open to performers eight (8) years of age (by the date of auditions) through 18 years of age.
- KCMT veteran actors under age 8 may register, but no new performers under age 8 will be accepted.
All parents are encouraged to read our current KCMT Parent Handbook November 2018 for an in-depth review of all policies and expectations.
- Non-refundable Registration Fee = $35
- First Child = $180
- Each Additional Child = $130
Each tuition includes participant’s t-shirt and a non-personalized DVD of your cast’s performance (available at the cast party).
For those who are in financial crisis, single-parent families, a parent in the military, a parent out of work, or a participating foster child. KCMT may be able to help offset PART of the tuition cost if funds are available. To apply, please follow this online registration link and pay the $35 registration fee. Then download the KCMT Scholarship Request Form and follow the instructions for submitting your request as indicated.
- Withdrawing from the production within two weeks of audition day – Refunds will be granted, including tuition and volunteer deposits, minus the $35 registration fee.
- Withdrawing from the production once the third week of the show has started – NO Refunds will be granted, including all tuition.
- January 8, Mandatory Registration Night and Audition Prep
- January 10 and 12, Auditions by Assignment
- January14-18 and 22-24, Callbacks
PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for either cast, you must attend all three of the following:
- Mandatory Registration Night
- Your Appointed Audition Time
- Every Callback you are called to attend
There will be absolutely no exceptions granted.
Auditions are mandatory and will be assigned by the audition manager – please keep BOTH dates available.
Callbacks – attendance is mandatory in order to be considered for a lead role. Actors must attend the callback(s) for any role(s) indicated by the director. If an actor misses a callback for a specific role, the actor will not be considered for that role. No exceptions.
TO PREPARE FOR YOUR AUDITION
Please check out KCMT tips HERE.
MANDATORY REGISTRATION NIGHT
During this required registration night, you will be taught and coached on the songs, lines and dance that you will perform for your audition. There are FOUR sessions to choose from and you can sign up for the one that works for your family when you register online. All registration is handled online via “STUDIO DIRECTOR” and should be completed before arriving. Please remember to bookmark this link as it also the place where you can order items from our online store, such as extra production shirts, cast photos and posters.
A parent or guardian must be present for Registration Night. Each session takes approximately and hour-and-a-half, and at the conclusion, you will receive your audition ticket which includes the date and time of your audition.
If you have any questions or experience difficulty with registration, please email our Auditions Manager, Laura Callender.
- January 26 through May 8
- Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5-7 PM
- Saturdays, 10 AM – 2 PM
Rehearsals are mandatory, with exceptions made for school activities and family emergencies. Missing rehearsal affects your child’s chorus partner, cast mates and the overall quality of the show. If your child misses more than three (3) rehearsals, he or she will be placed on probation. You and your child will need to decide if missing a rehearsal warrants placing your child in jeopardy of losing his/her part. Possible unwarranted absences would include birthday parties, sporting events and optional school events.
- All missed rehearsals—including already scheduled conflicts – must include a notification/reminder to the Attendance Manager via email 24 hours before the missed rehearsal; or in the case of illness, as soon as
- It is requested that you provide a “stand in” who will teach them what they have missed. If your child has been “double-cast,” they may arrange to learn what they have missed with their
- Rehearsal schedules are subject to change to make the most productive use of All cast members are required to participate in all of their group performances.
Please pick your child up on time after rehearsal. Actors should only be at KCMT (rehearsals and performances) only when they are scheduled. We are not equipped to watch children who are not actively involved in rehearsals/performances.
The Conflict Calendar plays an important role in casting a show. “Conflicts” that arise AFTER a show is cast are the same as “missing a rehearsal.” All KNOWN conflicts must be declared at registration. Absences that arise after the Conflict Calendar is submitted, must go through the Attendance Supervisor and could jeopardize your casting in the production
Production Weeks are the last two weeks on our rehearsal schedule. Absolutely no absences are allowed during production weeks. Leads are required not to participate in any overnight activities during production weeks. We require that you clear your child’s schedule of all outside activities during productions weeks. Extra activities during production weeks sap the energy from their performances.
If at any time an actor or actress needs to be replaced due to unforeseen circumstances, permission and arrangements for their replacement MUST be coordinated through a Director.
The Cast List will be posted two weeks after auditions.