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All auditions take place at the New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat
Street, Brattleboro, VT.  802-246-6398

Directed by Stephen Stearns

NOVEMBER 15TH at 1:00 pm
AGES 13 – 19

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 4:00-6:30
(Please Note: there WILL be rehearsals the week of February 16th/school vacation)
PERFORMANCES: March 20 - 29

Civil war time: Little Women is a "coming of age" drama tracing the lives of four sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. During the American Civil War, the girls father is away serving as a minister to the troops. The family, headed by their beloved Marmee, must struggle to make ends meet, with the help of their kind and wealthy neighbor, Mr. Laurence, and his high spirited grandson Laurie. The play focuses primarily on Jo March and her relationship to the world as a creative independent young woman.

Audition material.
Bring a speech - 60 to 90 seconds maximum that is YOU. A personal statement of you.

SHERLOCK HOLMES:Tthe Adventure of the Speckled Band
Directed by Harry Poster

NOVEMBER 29th at 2:00pm
AGES 9 -12

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 3:30-6:30
PERFORMANCES: February 13 - March 1st (no shows week of February 16th/school vacation)

Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective first came to life in 1887 and still is a great inspiration for story after story today. The unstoppable Sherlock Holmes is on the hunt for his next mystery. Master of disguise and deduction, with encyclopedic knowledge and the ability to unlock a clue from a muddy footprint, Holmes has yet to be confounded by a mystery. With house companion Dr. John Watson at his side, there is no adventure that has out ventured him. Now a new kind of villain is on the loose and London's police have lost the scent. Down every shadowy alleyway lies another trick, another trap. Is Sherlock above the case, or is the opponent leading his every move? Travel back to the origins of Doyle’s distinct detector and find out if he can stand up to the challenge. The game's afoot.

Audition material. Please choose one of the “Fractured Fairytales” (available in the office) and prepare it for reading. No need to memorize. Pay extra attention to the contrast between the narrator’s voice and the voices of each character. Play big and feel free to make each character as eccentric or distinguished as you wish.

Winnie the Pooh
Directed by Jane Baker
Audition on September 6th 1:00 - 3:00 at the New England Youth Theatre

Ages 9-12
Rehearsals begin September 23rd
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 4:00-6:00

No need to memorize anything but if you have a favorite character from
Winnie the Pooh feel free to prepare a few sentences to show us in the
character you choose.  We will play games, improvise and all will get a
chance to say what they would like to play or what size role they are
comfortable with.

The Sound Of Music Audition Notice:

About the Play: The “Sound Of Music” takes place just at the beginning of
World War II, at the time when Hitler and the German Army moved in and
took over neighboring Austria. Captain von Trapp,, a wealthy navy captain,
is requested to assume command of a German war ship and join the German
Navy. He refuses, which puts him in hot water with the German Command. His
children have been left in the care of several governesses over the past
few years while father is away. A young Catholic girl, who plans to become
a nun, accepts the job as the children’s new governess. After trying to
destroy her, the children fall in love with her and her music. Gradually
Captain von Trapp falls in love with Maria’s music and, eventually her as
well. At the play’s end the family must flee the German soldiers by
crossing the Austrian Alps on foot.

Auditions for The Sound of Music at NEYT, 100 Flat St. Brattleboro, will
be held on Saturday afternoon, September 13th. From 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM for
all younger actors auditioning for the children’s parts. From 5:30 to 9:30
PM actors age 13 to 19 will audition for the older character parts.

The characters in the play are:
Maria Rainer, a postulant at Nonnberg Abbey
Captain Georg von Trapp
Max Detweiler, Captain von Trapp's friend, a music agent and producer
The Mother Abbess, the head of Nonnberg Abbey
Elsa Schrader, "wealthy and sophisticated" and Captain von Trapp's
would-be fiancée
Rolf Gruber, the 17-year-old Nazi delivery boy who is in love with Liesl
Sister Bertha, the Mistress of Novices
Sister Margareta, the Mistress of Postulants
Sister Sophia, a sister at the Abbey
Franz, Captain von Trapp's butler
Frau Schmidt, Captain von Trapp's housekeeper
Herr Zeller
Baron Elberfeld
A New Postulant
Admiral von Schreiber
Neighbors of Captain von Trapp, nuns, novices, postulants and contestants
at the Festival Concert
The Children:
Liesl von Trapp, age 16
Friedrich von Trapp, age 14
Louisa von Trapp, age 13
Kurt von Trapp, age 11
Brigitta von Trapp, age 10
Marta von Trapp, age 7
Gretl von Trapp, age 5

To Audition you do NOT need a monologue or dance routine. You DO NEED to
prepare one verse and one chorus of a song from the show listed below (IE:
specific to the characters listed)

SONG SELECTIONS FOR YOU TO PREPARE. Choose a character from the show that
you fancy playing and then prepare a verse and a chorus from the song
listed below beside their name.
NOTE: You can learn each of the songs listed by typing their name into
YouTube and listening.

1. For the Von Trapp Children (Louisa, Brigitta, Marta, Gretl, Friedrich,
Kurt) sing - DO-RE-MI
2. For Liesl and Rolf sing - SIXTEEN GOING ON SEVENTEEN
3. For Captain Von Trapp sing - EDELWEISS
4. For Berthe, Sister Sophia, Sister Margaretta sing – “MARIA” (AKA: “How
Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria”)
5. For Elsa and Max sing - HOW CAN LOVE SURVIVE
6. Everyone wishing to act in the Ensemble sing - THE SOUND OF MUSIC
7. The part of Maria is pre-cast and will be played by Kristina Meima
8. The part of the Mother Abbess has been pre cast and will be played by
Casey Greenleaf









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