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The Sound of Music

  • 1.  The Sound of Music

    Posted 12 days ago
    Hey- has anyone done the stage version of "Sound of Music"?    Concord is saying it only has 4 male roles (and 2 make children).  I haven't gotten the perusal yet, but... could that be possible?  Can it really be done with 4 males?!
    Someone please save me time and let me know how this works.  I remember the stage version being pretty different than the movie- but I am trying to figure out who the 4 men would be. THANKS!

    Michael Limone
    Carle Place NY

  • 2.  RE: The Sound of Music

    Posted 11 days ago
         Here is a cast list that I created for my production in 2017. I bolded the male characters.  Hope it helps:
    Maria Rainer
    Mother Abbess
    Sister Berthe
    Sister Margaretta
    Sister Sophia
    Captain Georg von Trapp
    Rolf Gruber
    Elsa Schraeder
    Max Detweiler
    Frau Schmidt
    Herr Zeller
    Baron Elberfeld
    Admiral Von Schrieber/ Male guest dancing/ von Trapp male child understudy
    Nun/ Baroness Elberfeld party guest
    Nun/new postulant
    Nun/dancing party guest
    Nun/guest at party/Saengerbund #1
    Nun/dancing party guest
    Nun/dancing party guest
    Nun/dancing party guest/Saengerbund #2
    Nun/guest at party/Fraulein Schweiger
    Male guest at party/SS officer near end of the play
    Male guest at party/SS officer near end of the play
    Male guest at play/SS officer near end of the play

    [Theater Teacher/Drama Director]
    [Cranston] [RI]

  • 3.  RE: The Sound of Music

    Posted 11 days ago
    "Sounds" like they are referring to the main roles only: Captain VT, Max, Rolf, & Franz (the butler). Beyond the male children, you've also got Herr Zeller, the Baron & Admiral, not to mention a group of Nazis! I really like the stage version. I especially love the two numbers with Elsa & Max. Hope this helps!
    Take Care,

    Garry Tiller
    Theatre Arts Teaching Artist
    Sidwell Friends
    Washington, DC

  • 4.  RE: The Sound of Music

    Posted 10 days ago
    Hi Michael,
    I actually did the show this summer.  There are a bit more than 4.  There is Captain Von Trapp, Max Detweiler, Rolf, Franz the Butler, Herr Zeller, Admiral Von Schreiber, Baron Elberfeld (party scene), and the two boys, with various Nazi's at the end.  Hope this helps!

    Wendy Day
    Sacramento California

  • 5.  RE: The Sound of Music

    Posted 9 days ago
    i didn't think I would like the stage version of it, but did it anyway and actually had a great time with it.  You need the captain, Maxx, Rolf  are the main the children who are males.  We were able to use two fresh boys for the male children.  There are lesser male roles also.  The butler(a closet Nazi) and a few others in cameo roles.  Don't forget the "ballroom scene" either.  I think we did it with about 8 males.....and got creative where we incorporated them.  Def not a huge male cast---but then again most musicals are heavy on the it was nice to have more females to feature.  Ended up being a great production.  Let me know if you have anymore questions.

    Catherine Nelson
    valparaiso IN