The Sound of Music

Auditions are Wednesday, August 16 and Thursday, August 17. Students will sing and read sides on August 16 and dance on August 17. Students must attend both days of auditions. (For those who are out of town for the auditions, an alternate audition will be held on August 7 at 6:00. Please email to make arrangements.)

Click here to register for an audition appointment.

An optional Director’s Audition Workshop will be held on Monday, August 14. Two workshop times are available: 6:00-8:00 and 7:00-9:00. Click here to register.

Shine is casting two productions of The Sound of Music: The Main Stage Production and The Rising Star Production. Main Stage rehearsals are on Monday and Wednesday from 6:00-8:00. Rising Star rehearsals are on Thursday from 5:00-8:00. Dress rehearsals are the week leading up to the show, including a rehearsal during the evening on October 31. Actors must be 8-18 years old at the time of auditions to be considered for casting.

The show runs November 3-5 at the Courtyard Theatre in Downtown Plano.

Be prepared to sing 16-32 bars from a musical theatre or Disney song of your choice. An accompanist will be provided and students will not be allowed to sing to tracks. Students must bring the sheet music for their song in the correct key. No singing acapella. Actors will be doing cold readings from the script. On August 17, dress in clothes you can move in; actors will be taught a short dance combo to perform with a group.

Students who would like to be considered for the role of Captain Von Trapp will be asked to play “Edelweiss” on acoustic guitar. Students who would like to be considered for the role of Maria Von Trapp will be asked to play “Do Re Mi” on acoustic guitar.

Please bring your conflict info with you to the auditions. Shine will be unable to accept conflicts after casting except in the case of an emergency.

Tuition cost: $350, plus $25 2017 registration fee (tuition is $250 for Academy Members)

For more information, email

About the show:

When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain’s immediate service in their navy. The family’s narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre.


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