The announcement so many were awaiting came this week!

It’s official! The BHSDC will present The Sound of Music, the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, with shows slated for March 20-22 and 27-29 at 7 PM, and matinees on March 22 and 29 at 2 PM.

The show will be directed by Mr. O’Toole, who will be assisted by BHSDC and Keene State alumnus Mr. Matt Kohler.

Mr. David Schroeter, the K-12 Music Director of the Barnstable Public Schools, will be our Musical Director and Ms. Marcia Wytrwal, who teaches everything from Chorus to Vocal Jazz (and fresh off a stint directing The Sound of Music herself at the Barnstable Comedy Club), will serve as Vocal Director.

Auditions for Grades 8-12 will be held in the PAC on Wednesday, January 8 and Thursday, January 9 from 2:30- 4 PM, with callbacks scheduled for Tuesday, January 14 from 6- 9 PM. First rehearsal (read-through) will be on January 16 at 6 PM.

FEMALE audition songs: Climb Every Mountain  and The Hills Are Alive (8 measures each)
MALE audition song: Edelweiss and 16 Going on 17 (8 measures each)

Auditions for the roles of the children– Gretl, Kurt, Marta, and Brigitta — will be held on Wednesday, January 8 from 5-8 PM. If you’d like to audition for one of those roles, you should be able to sing eight measures of Doe, a Deer, and be able to match pitches played on a piano.

Everyone who auditions will also be asked to read lines as well.

Audition songs and sides are available outside the Drama Club office near Mr. O’Toole’s room (2726).

Anyone interested in auditioning is welcome to attend. Even if you are interested in backstage and/or tech crew only, we’d like you to come to auditions to fill out the paperwork and speak with Mr. O’Toole and Mr. Kohler.

We’re looking for everyone who likes to work hard and have fun to help us put on The Sound of Music. The Drama Club can use you no matter your talent… and you may discover a few you didn’t know you had!

BHSDC Trivia Fact: The only other time the BHSDC has presented The Sound of Music was in 1991.