FAQs: The Sound of Music


What is an audition?
Auditions are a chance for our students (new and veterans) to share their skills with our production team! At Open Arts Alliance we do our best to keep the auditions fun, simple and ensure that every auditioner feels great about their accomplishment!

Who can audition for each show?
Students ages 6-18 are encouraged to audition for “The Sound Of Music” and “KC@Bat.”

I have enrolled for auditions. Does this mean my child is in the cast?
Unfortunately, we are unable to cast every child that auditions due to the number of applicants. Enrollment is strictly to help organize the process of auditioning.

Will there be callbacks?
We reserve the right to have callbacks for actors we need to see/hear act, sing or dance again on Friday, December 15th, 2023 at 6 pm.

How many casts do you anticipate?
We anticipate 1-2 casts. Our effort is to ensure that students of different ages and levels are challenged artistically and enjoy the learning process.

What is “The Sound Of Music!” about?
The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including “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 an ebullient postulate 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 World War II take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire von Trapp family must make a moral decision.

What should my child prepare?
Each child must sing a small section of any song they desire. This should be a song they are comfortable with. Anything from “Happy Birthday” to “Let It Go” is great by us! Auditioners should not expect to finish their song.

Can my child sing a song from the show?

Should my child know the songs and characters from the show?
This is not required, but can only help.

What is the rehearsal schedule?
Please see the practice and rehearsal dates listed on the page above.

Where will the shows take place?
Performances will take place at the Powerhouse Theatre in Waveny Park (679 South Ave, New Canaan, CT 06840.)

Where will rehearsals take place?
Rehearsals will occur at Open Arts Alliance’s rehearsal space at River House (125 River Road Extension, Cos Cob, CT 06807.)

When are the shows?
Performances will occur on March 14th (7:00 pm), March 15th (8:00 pm) & March 16th (11 am, 2 pm, 5 pm, 8 pm) with snow dates on March 17th.

Where can I purchase tickets?
Box office information will be available shortly.

So…what is Open Arts Alliance?
We’re glad you asked! To learn more about our non-profit, our mission or our history, please visit our About page.

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