BENNINGTON, VT: Monument Arts and Cultural Center (MACC) is excited to announce its 2023 holiday musical: THE SOUND OF MUSIC, with Metropolitan Opera singer, Oren Gradus as Captain Von Trapp, and special guest, Sam Von Trapp, who will join for a Q&A on opening night.

SHOW DATES: December 20th through 23rd and 27th through 30th.

AUDITION DATES:  September 17th & 18thfrom 2-5pm.

AUDITION LOCATION:  Monument Arts and Cultural Center, 44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington, VT

UNABLE TO MAKE AUDITIONS BUT INTERESTED:  Please send tapes of your singing to

For more information and audition sign-up go to our website: 

This production is offering two equity guest artists contracts. Other roles will be non-union.  


Maria Rainer (musical theatre mix/soprano, dance, 20-35) 

Captain Georg von Trapp  – CAST

Max Detweiller (tenor/baritone, moves well, 30+)

Elsa Schrader (mezzo soprano, moves well, 35-45)

Mother Abbess (legit soprano, wide vocal range, 40+, very strong actress)

Rolf (low tenor, dance) 17 to 22 must read to the audience 17



Liesl von Trapp (mezzo, dance, age 16)

Friedrich von Trapp (age 14)

Louisa von Trapp (age 13)

Kurt von Trapp (falsetto, age 10)

Brigitta von Trapp (age 9)

Marta von Trapp (age 7)

Gretl von Trapp (6)

At the audition, you will be asked to sing 16 bars of a show tune and dance to a brief combination.  No accompanist will be provided so please bring tracks to sing with.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC, with Music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, marks Hammerstein’s last musical. It won numerous Tony Awards, including Best Musical and became an instant classic. 

The Sound of Music tells the story of the musical Von Trapp family. Set against the backdrop of Austria on the eve of World War II, a postulant takes a job as a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain

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