The Sound of Music
by Christian Community Theater (CCT)

May. 11 - May. 15

Our inaugural Christian Community Theater production is one that has been a classic for generations!

The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta von Trapp, follows an ebullient postulate 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.

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "My Favorite Things," "Do Re Mi," "Sixteeen Going on Seventeen" and the title number, The Sound of Music won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars.

For more information about Christian Community Theater, CLICK HERE! 

How to Sign Up for Auditions:
1. Create a Family Account on the CYT website if you haven't already done so. If you are a minor, your parent will need to add themselves before adding you as a family member.
2. Click on the button that says "Tools" next to your name. A drop down menu will appear and click on "Auditions".
3. On that page, you have the option to sign up for a slot. May 11 (Open Youth Auditions), 14 (Closed Adult Auditions), and 15 (Open Adult Auditions)
4. Prepare a one-minute audition cut of a song and a one minute monologue (either one of your choice or a provided monologue). Your song should NOT be from The Sound of Music and should not have any vocals in the track. You MUST upload your audition track when you complete your audition form. Provided monologue options can be found HERE.
5. Complete the appropriate audition form:
For Minors: CCT "The Sound of Music" Audition Form (Minors ages 8-17)
For Adults: CCT "The Sound of Music" Audition Form (Adults)
6. Through your family account, you will find out if you have received a callback and for what roles. This will happen after auditions are complete. Callbacks are May 22nd from 5-9:30pm and are closed.

We are accepting Audition Video Submissions! Please email Bobby Tschoepe at for more information on how to submit. You will still need to follow the above steps 1-5.

If you are not interested in auditioning but would like to volunteer for technical, pre-show, or backstage work, please complete this form: CCT "The Sound of Music" Tech Volunteer Form

A note on casting from Director Heather Stamper: 
Because The Sound of Music is a universal story, it is not a story that we will tell with a particular look for the Von Trapp children. The theater is an imaginative form, not a literal one. The Von Trapp story is one that appeals and applies to all people and our casting will reflect that truth, with a cast comprised of a diverse group of actors. 

Please keep in mind:
- Ages/ranges in descriptions represent the age for the character, not the age of the actor
- All PRINCIPAL ROLES will require strong singing and acting skills, plus some simple dance ability. These roles will also require a great deal of memorization and time commitment for the duration of the production
- Auditions are open to any individual who would like to audition for the show and agree with CCT’s Code of Conduct and Behavior standards. You can find that document HERE.
- There is no compensation for any roles and this is a non-Union production. 
- Teens must read as adults on stage in order to be cast in the adult ensemble.
- CYT Covid Policies will apply to CCT, and those policies are subject to change


M/T/TR 6:30-9:30 pm, Sat 10 am-4 pm
Tech Week:
Aug. 1, 5-10 pm
Aug. 2-4, 6-10:30 pm



Maria Ranier

(20’s-30’s soprano) - A postulant at Nonnberg Abbey. She is young, free spirited, warm, gentle, and kind with much determination. Move well, natural humor, classical vocalist in style and intonation. Ability to play guitar an advantage but not essential.

Captain Georg von Trapp

(30’s-40’s baritone A2 to C4) - A retired Austrian naval captain. Polished, yet overly structured in the way he runs his life to repress his sadness over the death of his wife. Underneath, he is warm, understanding, and determined. Commanding presence. Ability to play guitar an advantage but not essential.

Liesel von Trapp

(plays 16, mezzo to E5) - the oldest child, blossoming into a young lady with an interest in boys. Strong singer, dancer, actor. Waltz/ballroom dance an advantage but not essential.

Friedrich von Trapp

(plays 14, tenor to G5) - tough exterior, very much trying to be “the man” of the family.

Louisa von Trapp

(plays 13, mezzo to G5) rebellious attitude, slow to warm up to Maria.

Kurt von Trapp

(plays 10, tenor to G5) gentle and mischievous

Brigitta von Trapp

(plays 9, mezzo) smart, reads a lot

Marta von Trapp

(plays 7, mezzo) very sweet and gentle

Gretl von Trapp

(plays 6, mezzo) adorable youngest child

Rolf Gruber

(Plays 17, tenor D3 to G4) - Suitor to Liesl, telegram delivery boy, later Nazi soldier. A very pleasant young man, somewhat aggressive but in a gentle way.

The Mother Abbess

(45-70 soprano B3 to Ab5) - Motherly, understanding, strong and authoritative, but kind. Classical vocalist in style and intonation. 

Sister Berthe

(any age; alto B3 to D5) - Mistress of Novices, prudish, straight-laced with a quick tongue; she is less tolerant than the other nuns.

Sister Margaretta

(any age; soprano B3 to F5) - Mistress of Postulants, very kind, understanding, and concerned.

Sister Sophia

(any age; mezzo B3 to Eb5) - Neither demanding or critical, sticks with the rules.

Elsa Schraeder

(35-40’s mezzo C4 to B5) - A baroness of taste and elegance, sophisticated, dignified and mature. Strong actress. 

Max Detweiller

(40’s-60’s tenor/baritone C3 to F4) - Charming and vital; a man of sophistication who enjoys the good life; true and loyal friend to the von Trapp family. Strong presence & good timing.

Frau Schmidt

(non-singing) The von Trapp housekeeper, stoic; she does her job efficiently but without affection. She is strong and somewhat dominating.


(non-singing) a von Trapp family maid

Herr Zeller

(non-singing) Stern and unsmiling. He is a typical Nazi official whose primary concern is to see that everyone toes the line.

Frau Zeller

(non-singing) married to Herr Zeller and supports her husband's career unquestioningly

Baron Elberfeld

(non-singing) a neighbor of Captain von Trapp; attends the ball in Elsa’s honor.

Baroness Elberfeld

(non-singing) married to Baron Elberfeld; kind neighbor who wishes to see Captain von Trapp and the children happy again

Admiral von Schreiber

(non-singing) An admiral in the Nazi navy. He arrives to collect Captain Von Trapp and bring him to Berlin.


(15 and up, playing 18 and older, singing and non-singing) Includes nuns, novices, Festival Contest contestants, neighbors of the von Trapps, house staff, etc.

Male Swing

This performer will learn all ensemble tracks for performance. They may not perform but must be prepared to go on during rehearsals and performances in the event of a cast absence.

Female Swing

This performer will learn all ensemble tracks for performance. They may not perform but must be prepared to go on during rehearsals and performances in the event of a cast absence.

Director: Heather Stamper
Musical Director: Jennifer Acevedo
Choreographer: TBD
Stage Manager: Bobby Tschoepe