Thalian Association Community Theatre will hold youth auditions for The Sound of Music: Youth Edition, on July 29 at 10 am. Auditions will be held at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street in Downtown Wilmington. The production, directed by Katie Mahn with Music Direction by Samantha Childers and Choreography by Natalie Hopson-Feinberg, runs September 15-24 at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center.

Audition Participants need to prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre-style song to sing. Those wishing to audition should look out for the official audition announcement via our social media platforms or our website at If needed, callbacks will be that afternoon at 2 pm. All roles are available. TACT encourages youth with all levels of experience to audition. Everyone is welcome!

Synopsis: The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. Featuring the cherished songs, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do Re Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and the title number, The Sound of Music won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars. The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows Maria, an ebullient postulant who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, the von Trapp family must make a moral decision.

Character Breakdown:

Maria Rainer – A Postulant at Nonnberg Abbey
Sister Berthe – Mistress of Novices
Sister Margaretta – Mistress of Postulants
Sister Sophia
The Mother Abbess – In charge of the Abbey
Captain Georg von Trapp – A renowned naval officer
Franz – The butler
Frau Schmidt – The housekeeper
The Children of Captain von Trapp:
Liesl von Trapp – 16 years old
Friedrich von Trapp – 14 years old
Louisa von Trapp – 13 years old
Kurt von Trapp – 10 years old
Brigitta von Trapp – 9 years old
Marta von Trapp – 7 years old
Gretl von Trapp – The youngest
Rolf Gruber – A 17-year-old telegram delivery boy
Max Detweiler – A friend of Captain von Trapp
“The Lonely Goatherd” Ensemble: Goat, Girl In The Pale Pink Goat, Folks In The Town, Mama
Herr Zeller – A Nazi supporter
Baron Elberfeld – A party guest who is against the Nazis
A New Postulant
Admiral von Schreiber – An Admiral in the Nazi Navy
German Officials
The Trio of Saengerbund of Herwegen
Fraulein Schweiger