THE SOUND OF MUSIC is set to be the first international musical to take stage in Singapore since the pandemic. This November, the legendary musical, produced by Broadway International Group ,Simone Genatt, and Marc Routh and presented by Base Entertainment Asia, will make a triumphant return to Sands Theatre. A casting search is now on in Singapore for 18 children, ages six to 14, to be part of the musical as members of the famous von Trapp children.
This highly acclaimed original production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is directed by three-time Tony Award-winner and Broadway veteran Jack O’Brien, and comes directly from the NET Works Presentations National Tour, which has entertained audiences for more than three years across North America. The production is choreographed by Danny Meffordand has Music Supervision by Andy Einhorn.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC is one of the most successful Broadway musicals of all time – it won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, as well as the Grammy Award for Best Show Album. It has since entertained generations of audiences within live productions across the world and inspired the beloved film starring Julie Andrews, which won five Oscar Awards, including Best Picture. The film is ranked as one of the highest grossing movies of all time. An Emmy-winning television special starring Carrie Underwood was watched by 44 million people.
Chantal Prudhomme, Chief Executive Officer of Base Entertainment Asia said, “It has been a long wait during this pandemic and we are more than excited to be able to finally bring musicals back to our shores. This will be the third time we are presenting THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Singapore and it has received so much love each time. The auditions have become somewhat of a tradition where we are able to give our local talent the chance to star in an international production from Broadway with professional actors. This is not only a dream come true and the chance-of-a-lifetime, the possibilities of where this opportunity will take them are endless.”
“We have been eager to bring this beautiful production to Asia for years and are certain that Singapore is ‘a very good place to start’ to launch this highly anticipated global tour, ”Simone Genatt and Marc Routh, Executive Producers of Broadway International Group said in a joint statement. Genatt and Routh have worked on various international productions of THE SOUND OF MUSIC for over 25 years, including producing the 1997 Broadway Revival and five global tours as part of Broadway Asia, a production, management, and licensing company in the Asia Pacific region.
Together, the Producers and Presenter of THE SOUND OF MUSIC are looking for 18 outstanding girls and boys from Singapore to play the roles of the six younger von Trapp children, Friedrich, Louisa, Kurt, Brigitta, Marta and Gretl, in three separate casts. Children auditioning will be assessed by THE SOUND OF MUSIC touring creatives with the support of the well-respected drama school in Singapore, Centre Stage School of the Arts.
Children who wish to audition must fit the below criteria to perform in the musical. The children are expected to sing in English and have a good level of skill in acting, singing (including harmonies) and dancing. Auditions for THE SOUND OF MUSIC will be held at Sands Theatre on 20 and 21 June for these roles. Those aged between six to 14 are invited to register via an online form at http://thesoundofmusic.sg/ where further details can be found. Candidates must be physically present for the auditions on 20 and 21 June at Sands Theatre and must be available for all rehearsals and performances as listed on the registration site. All ethnicities and nationalities are very welcome.
150cm (4’11”) approx.
140cm (4’7”) approx.
132.5cm (4’4”) approx.
120cm (4”) or under approx.
Plays age of a 13 year old
Plays age of a 9 or 10year old
Plays age of a 7 year old
No younger than 6 years old
Preferably a small 7 or 8year old
152.5cm (5”) approx.
144cm (4’9”) approx.
Plays age of a 14 year old
Voice MUST be unbroken
Plays age of an 11 year old
Voice MUST be unbroken
Approximate height is taken to mean within 5 cm of the specific height stated. If you are outside the 5cm cut off, please do not apply. These heights indicate the tallest they should be. For example, 5’0 ft means Friedrich should be UNDER 5’0 ft tall.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC was last staged in Singapore in November 2017 and saw a highly-successful season. In addition to this year’s Singapore season, this original production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC will be premiering in Kuala Lumpur and will be searching for another 18 children to be part of the Malaysian engagement.