Thu 22 May 2014

This Christmas, Curve will be alive with The Sound of Music and Artistic Director, Paul Kerryson is searching for talented young performers from across Leicester and Leicestershire to join the cast as the Von Trapp family children.

Open auditions are being held on Monday 2 June, Wednesday 4 June and Monday 9 June for the iconic roles of Friedrich, Louisa, Kurt, Brigitta, Marta and Gretl Von Trapp.

Paul Kerryson commented,

We’re looking for three teams of children to star alongside the professional company as our Von Trapp children, a fantastic opportunity for aspiring young performers to appear on our stage in this Rodgers and Hammerstein classic.”

Over the past five years Curve’s Christmas musicals have become a must-see, receiving widespread critical acclaim and attracting audiences from all over the UK.

Originally a hit Broadway and West End musical, then followed by the beloved 1965 movie version, The Sound of Music remains one of the most popular musicals of all time. Set against the idyllic landscape of the Austrian Alps, this heart-warming tale based on a true story follows spirited young nun Maria and her relationship with the Von Trapp family.

With a timeless score including Do-Re-Mi, Favourite Things and Climb Ev’ry Mountain, this global phenomenon continues to enchant audiences across the world.

The Sound of Musicwill open on 3 December 2014, with previews from 28 November, and run until 17 January 2015.

To apply, interested parties need to download and complete the application form available on Curve’s website:

Deadline for applications is Sunday 1 June 2014.