The Sound of Music

Directed by Jim Tropp

Bower City Theatre Company presents the world's most beloved musical “The Sound of Music”. The Janesville Performing Arts Center will come alive with The Sound of Music during the holiday season. The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein is based on the book The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. It features an unforgettable Rodgers and Hammerstein score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi” and “Climb Every Mountain.”

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. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.

Produced by Bower City Theatre Company at Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 South Main Street, Janesville

Performances: November 30 - December 9, 2012

Performance Times: November 30 and December 1, 7 & 8 at 7:30pm
December 2 and 9 at 2:00pm

Ticket Prices: $17 Students $22 Adults

Tickets are available at the JPAC box office or by phone 608.758-0297 or online at For further information please email

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Bower City Theatre Company will be holding open auditions for the world's most beloved musical “The Sound of Music”.

Auditions will be held Sunday August 19 at 1 pm and Monday August 20 at 6 pm at The Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S. Main St., Janesville, WI 53545. Girls ages 5-15 and boys ages 9-15 are required to audition on Sunday August 19 at 1:00pm. Children will be taught a song to sing at the audition.  Adults ages 16 and older are asked to audition on Sunday August 19 at 3 pm or Monday August 20 at 6 pm. Adults auditioning should prepare 24 bars of a song of their choice.  Bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.

All roles are available. Casting is open, newcomers are welcome. For further information please email

Maria Rainer - a Postulant at Nonnberg Abbey
The Mother Abbess
Sister Berthe - Mistress of Novices
Sister Margaretta - Mistress of Postulants
Sister Sophia
Captain Georg von Trapp
Franz - the butler
Frau Schmidt - the housekeeper
Liesl von Trapp - age 16
Friedrich von Trapp - age 14
Louisa von Trapp - age 13
Kurt von Trapp - age 10
Brigitta von Trapp - age 9
Marta von Trapp - age 7
Gretl von Trapp - the youngest
Rolf Gruber - age 17
Elsa Schraeder
Max Detweiler
Herr Zeller
Baron Elberfeld
A New Postulant
Admiral von Schreiber
Neighbors of Captain von Trapp, nuns, novices, postulants, and contestants at the Festival Concert