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The search for the Kiwi von Trapp children

Do your kids have what it takes to play these iconic roles?

The team behind a new nationwide production of The Sound of Music are on the hunt for Kiwi kids to play the younger von Trapp children.

Hundreds of Kiwi kids are expected to apply to play the six youngest children of Captain von Trapp in the classic story and auditions will be held in Christchurch on May 20 for a tour that will take in 20 cities in September and October this year.

Producers are looking for two teams of children to play Gretl, Marta, Brigitta, Kurt, Louisa and Friedrich.

The children, who will be paid for their roles, must be at least 10 years of age, and be able to sing, dance and act. Boys must have unbroken voices to able to sing in the required vocal range and can be of any nationality or ethnicity.

Made famous by the 1965 film starring Dame Julie Andrews, The Sound of Music is the true story of Maria, a governess who changes the lives of the widowed Captain von Trapp and his seven children by re-introducing them to music, culminating in the family’s escape across the mountains from Austria.

Audition information:

Place: Gloucester Room at the Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch

Date: May 20

Apply for your audition time by emailing: [email protected]

Recall Auditions for some children: From 3pm to be advised via email after the initial audition.

What to Wear: Comfortable clothes and shoes that you can move in. No stage make-up required.

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