‘The Sound of Music’ comes to Olveston 60 years after it’s first showing

August 23 2018

The Olveston Parish Players are bringing what is arguably the most famous musical ever staged to Tockington.

‘The Sound of Music’ first hit the Broadway stage in 1959 starring Mary Martin, long before it became a film in 1965 with Julie Andrews in the leading role. It tells the true story of the von Trapp family, who escaped the Nazis to become the famous Trapp Family Singers in the USA.

Rehearsals run twice a week from October to February, but the process of choosing a cast starts this month.  Read throughs for both adults and children take part at 7.30pm on Monday 24 and Thursday 27 September in the Parish Hall in Tockington.  Audition parts will be handed out during these sessions. 

There will then be an audition evening for children only at 7pm on 1 October, when a short list will be drawn up for the roles of the seven Von Trapp children, looking at their relative heights.  The child actors in the musical need to cover an age range of 5 to 16.  Children must be able to dance, sing, and learn lines off by heart.  The actual auditions for adults and children will take place on Thursday 4 October at 7pm. 

Tickets go on sale in January, with the show running at Tockington Parish Hall from 20 -23 February 2019. 

To find out more, see www.facebook.com/OlvestonParishPlayers or email secretaryparishplayers@gmail.com.