Monday, July 9, 2012
From the week of July 2nd-7th, Bottle Tree Productions had auditions for the December production of Sound of Music. Charles Robertson is directing. Ian Bevel is the musical director. Anton Kaduck is the stage manager. Anne Marie Mortensen is producing. 75 people aged 3 to 53 from Kingston and area auditioned. The decision-making process will be tough because of the high talent level of the auditioners. This family-friendly musical is a wonderful mixture of children and adults. The songs are known and loved by everyone. The production will take place at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, with its gorgeous acoustics, which will make the songs sound that much sweeter. The church is an appropriate setting for the musical story of the Von Trapps, because Maria is a young nun. There are in fact, a number of nuns in the show. Five years ago, Bottle Tree Productions produced Cats at the Wellington Street Theatre and Ebon Gage creatively used the intimate space to deliver a top notch production. Likewise, the whole church will be used for Sound of Music. The church bells will be used, as will the organ. The aisles in the audience and the back of the church will be used for performance space as well, providing the audience with the sensation that the show will surround them. This much-loved show will touch the hearts of young and old. Tickets can be bought at The Grand Theatre Box Office.