A brand new international production of the world’s most beloved musical, “The Sound of Music” is coming to Malaysia for the first time this December and a casting search is now on in Malaysia for 18 children, ages six to 14, to be part of the musical as members of the famous von Trapp children.
The legendary musical, produced by Broadway International Group, Simone Genatt, and Marc Routh and presented by Base Entertainment Asia, will take stage at the Istana Budaya in Kuala Lumpur. Together, the Producers and Presenter of “The Sound of Music” are looking for 18 outstanding girls and boys from Malaysia to play the roles of the six younger von Trapp children, Friedrich, Louisa, Kurt, Brigitta, Marta and Gretl, in three separate casts.
Children auditioning will be assessed by “The Sound of Music” touring creatives in Malaysia.
Datuk Jared Lim, Chairman of Base Entertainment Asia said, “It is huge for Malaysia to be having its first international musical after a 2.5 years hiatus because of the pandemic. With the overwhelming response we received for The Phantom of the Opera – Kuala Lumpur 2019, we have put Malaysia on the map for international touring musicals. Now with the brand-new Broadway production of The Sound of Music not only premiering in Kuala Lumpur, but also auditioning for local children to star in it, we are taking arts and live entertainment in Malaysia to another level by bridging local and Broadway talent on an international platform.”
Chantal Prudhomme, Chief Executive Officer of Base Entertainment Asia said, “These are exciting times for the live entertainment and arts scene in Malaysia because with “The Sound of Music” premiering in Kuala Lumpur, we are further setting a precedence to present more international productions in the country. Also with the auditions, to be able to give local talent the chance to star in an international production from Broadway with professional actors is not only a dream come true, the possibilities of where this opportunity will take them are endless.”
Children who wish to audition must fit the below criteria to perform in the musical. The children are expected to sing in English and have a good level of skill in acting, singing (including harmonies) and dancing. Auditions for “The Sound of Music” will be held at Dominus Arts Venue at Wangsa Maju – Grand Hall on 28 and 29 June for these roles. Those aged between six to 14 are invited to register via an online form at https://thesoundofmusic.asia/ where further details can be found.
Candidates must be physically present for the auditions on 28 and 29 June at Dominus Arts Venue at Wangsa Maju – Grand Hall and must be available for all rehearsals and performances as listed on the registration site.
All ethnicities and nationalities are very welcome.
Meanwhile, tickets will go on sale at the end of June.