Gemco Theatre


Fortune's Fools - Strathmore Theatrical Arts Group

Director: Ausrey Farthing
Dates: Sunday November 20. 2022 2pm - 5pm. Monday November 21. 2022 7pm - 9pm. 2022.
Perfoemance Sates: February 23 - March 4. 2023

Characters: American accents required
Gail ( 20s - 30s)

Bonnie (20s - 30s)

Jay (20s - 30s)

Chuck (20s - 30s)

Ages are indicative only - actor's true age may be different so long as they look suitably aged for the role and make cnvincing couples. No pre-cast characters.,

The play, set in New York and California, is a light-hearted look at love and marriage in suburbia, which centres on betrothed couple Chuck and Gail, and their respective best friends, Jay and Bonnie, who dislike each other so intensely that their eventual romance is all but preordained. Chuck is so smitten with Gail that he makes up stupid rhymes like "perfect life and perfect wife." Jay on the other hand is ;ess smitten with feminist, vegetarian, bonnie. After their first meeting he remarks that he has experienced " an overwheliming rush of instantcontempt ." Things don't always work out the we expect and the twists and turns in these two relationships are definitley an unique look at the institution of mariage.
This eill be an open audition so that auditionees may have an opportunity to read together. Audition pieces will be advised upon booking an audition. Bookind are essential. to assist with scheduling enough actors to read relevant sdenes together, pleade contact the Director to book an audition.
Rehearsals will begin in late November and break during Christmas. New Year. Actors must be available again from early January when rehearsal will recommence. Rehearsals will be three times a week - two week nights (days agreed based on cast availability) and Sunday afternoons.
Contact the dorector for aperusal copy of the script.
Audition Venue:
STAG corner of Loeman & Napier streets Strathmore.
Inquiries: 0421 600 or


The Sound of Music - MDMS

Renée Maloney

Musical Directors
Matt Tzivakis ( Vocal)
Amy Cumming (Band)

Audition Form click here

Audion Bookings click here


Kim Annette Dance Studios
1/3 Woodbine Ct.
Wantirna South

Fedeeration Estate
32 Greenwood Ave.

Karralyka Theatre
Mines Rd.

Children's Cast

Sunday November 29. 2022
2pm - 5pm - at Kim Annette Dance Stutios Wantirnas South

Call Backs
Sunday November 27 2022.
Children auditioning for the roles of Friedrich, Louisa, Kurt, Brigitta, Marta, and Gretl will not need to prepare anything for their audition.
Auditions will be heard as a group workshop. Exact time slot and audition material will be sent via email prior to the audition date.
If you are required to attend a call back, you will be notified via email with suggested section of music from The Sound of Music to perform and a time slot to arrive.
Please note - the roles of Friedrich, Louisa, Kurt, Brigitta, Marta, and Gretl will be double cast.

Adult Cast

Sunday November 20. 2022
6pm - 10.25pm
Venue: Kim Annetter Dance Studio Wantirna South

Moonday November 21. 2022
7pm - 10.25 pm
Venue: Federation Estate Ringwood

Tuesday November 22. 2022
8pm - 10.25pm
Venue: Federation Estate Ringwood

Thursday November 24. 2022.
7pm - 10.25pm
Venue: Federation Estate Ringwood.
Please prepare two contrasting songs in the stle of the show
Songs from the show are accepted
You must provide sheet music (no backing tracks)
Suggested amount is 32 bars of music (About 2 mins per song)

Call Backs

Sunday November 27. 2022 - Kim Annette4 Dance Studios
If you are required to attend a call back, you will be notified via email woth suggested section of muisic from The Sound of Music to perform and a tie slot to arrive.

Cast Commitments

Rehearsals commence
Sunday February 5. 2023
Meet and Greet at Kim Annette Dance Studios.
Rehearshals will be held on Monday and tuesday nights at The Karralka Centre, and Sunday afternoons at Kim Annette Dance Stusios.
Children;s cast will only be required on Sundays for the learning stages of rehearsals, but will be reuired at all rehearsals close to production date.
A detailed rehearsal schedule will be supplied to all cast memebers.

Production Week

Sunday May 21. 2023
Karralyka Theatre, Ringwood

Tech & Dress Rehearals

May 22 - 25. 2023
Karralyka Theatre, Ringwood


Friday My 26 - Sunday June 4. 2023
Karralyka Theatre Ringwood
(ten performances).
post-show Sunday June 4. 2023

Cast Expectations

Show Fees: Can be paid at first rehearsal. Eftpos or bank trahsfer available.
Scripts/ Scores cannot be provided until paid.
$40 MDMSmembership fee, $60 show fee. Discounts apply to multiple family members.
Cast to provide own make-up, undergarments and footwear unless advised otherwise.
full attendance at rehearsals is expected unless prior arrangements made and approved. (Please confirm availabilty in audition form)
All cast must have valid Working with Children Card.

The Sound of Music Character Descriptions

Please note the ages listed are "stage age">
The roles of Liesl and Rolf will be cast over the age of 18.

Lead Adult Characters

Maria Rainer (soprano (D3-Bb5,) dance, 20 - 25.
A postulant at Nonnbeg Abbey - young, free spirited, warm, gentle and kind with much determination.

Captain Georg von Trapp (bass/bgaritone (F#2-E4), moves wel, 35 - 45).
A retired Austrian naval captain. Polished, yet very military in the way he runs his life to repress his sadness over he death of his wife, underneathm he is warm, understanding and determined.

Max Detweiller (tenor (C3-F4), moves well, 30+)
Charming and vitalm a man if sophistication who enjoys the good life, true and loyal to the von Trapp family.

Elsa Schrader (soprano (C3-B5), moves well. 35 - 45.)
A baroness of taste and elegance, sophisticated, dignified and matur.

Mother Abbess (soprano(B3-Ab5), wide vocal range, 40+, very strong actress)
Motherly, understanding, strong and authoriative but kind.

Featured Characters

Sister Berthe (alto (E3-E5) moves well)
Mistress of Novices, prudish, straight laced with a quick tongue, she is less tolerant than other nuns,

Sister Margarita (mezzo(B3-F5). moves well
Mistress of Poatulants. very kid, understanding and concerned.

Sister Sophia ()soprano (B3-G5), moves well)
Neither demanding nor critical, sticks to the rules.

Rolf Grubrr (tenor(D3-E4), dance 17)
Suitor to Leisl, telegram delivery boy, later Nazi soldier. a very pleasant young man, somewhat aggresive but in a gentle way.

Franz (non-singing, 30+)
The von Trapp butler, rather formal but not without spirit, he is very German and loyal to the Fascist cause.

Frau Schmidt (non-singing. 30+)
The housekeeper, stoic, very little personality, she does her job efficiently but without affection. Strong and somewhat dominating.

Herr Zeller (non-singing. 40+)
Stern and unsmiling, a typical Nazi official whose primary concern is to see that everyone toes the line.

Admiral von Sdhreiber (non-singing. 40+)
An inportant figure in the Austrian Navy and appears to be much respected by Captain von Trapp. He has obviusly agreed to be paret of this new regime with Germany.

Lead Children's Roles

All children , apart from their charcter description must be able to be conservative with their emotions and "serious".

Linda von Trapp (soprano (A3-A5), dance. 16.)
The oldest child blossoming into a young lady with an interest with boys. She has a maternal edge to her and cares very deeply for her younger siblings.

Friedrich von Trapp (boy soprano A3-G5). age 14.)
Tough exterior, very much trying to be "the man" of the family.

Louisa von Trapp (soprano (A3-A5), age 13)
Rebellious attitiude.

Kurt von Trapp (tenor(A3-D5), age 10)
Gentel and mischevious.

Brigitte von Trapp (mezzo*A3-E5), age 9.)
Smart, reads a lot.

Marta von Trapp (mezzo (A3-F5). age 7)
Very sweet and gentle.

Fretl von Trapp (mezzo(A3-F5). age 5)
Must have cute factor.


916 - 70+ Years) - Nazi soldiers, neighbours, Salzburg citizens and Georg's friends (of naval background), nuns, novices, postul;ants, and contestants in the Festival concert.





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