Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sound of Music Auditions

It is The Stampede Troupe's 40th Anniversary!

The Stampede Troupe announces open auditions for or Anniversary production---The Sound of Music!

Please click on the following link and put in your information for your audition. There are two places. One if you are auditioning for a singing role then you will need to sign up in the green section.

If you want to audition for a non-singing role we need your name so we know to expect you during call backs on May 1st.

Singing auditions will be April 26th. Prepare 16 bars of a Broadway show. Can be almost any Broadway piece except nothing from The Sound of Music. You must sing with our accompanist. If you sing acappella you will be asked to stop. Bring your sheet music with you to the audition.


Rehearsals: Monday, Thursday, Friday(Dance), Saturdays.
Tech week begins June 22nd.
Shows: Friday, June 27, Saturday June 28 at 7 or 7:30pm. Sunday, June 29th at 2pm. We will be performing in Monfort Concert Hall at the UCCC.

3 Women
5 Girls (ages 5, 7, 9, 13 and 16)
2 Men
2 Boys (ages 11 and 14)

4 Women
2 Men

Neighbors of Captain von Trapp, nuns, novices, postulants, and contestants at the Festival Concert

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

2013 Theatre Nods

Best of Theatre nods from Bryan VanDriel:
Here are my choices for the best of 2013:

Set Design

Peter Mueller’s set for the Stampede Troupe’s “Arsenic and Old Lace” and J. David Blatt’s design for the University of Northern Colorado’s “On Golden Pond” were both nicely decorated and realistic sets, while Blatt’s work for UNC’s “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” and Brian Hapcic’s “Medea” at UNC were highly stylized. All four represented excellent artistic work, and I can’t pick a favorite among the four.

Best Actor (Play)

There are three actors representing five roles I considered in this category. Noel Johnston for his roles in “Arsenic and Old Lace” and “Escanaba in da Moonlight”, along with Luke Corliss for “Arsenic” were all entertaining. David San Miguel probably displayed the widest range of abilities and styles with his many roles on the UNC stage this year, with his characters in “As You Like It” and “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” being the best. The nod here goes to San Miguel for “Picasso.”

Best Director (Play)

This is always a tough category for me. Peter Mueller’s direction of Stampede Troupe’s “Arsenic and Old Lace” resulted in one of the troupe’s best efforts in years. At UNC, Shelly Gaza (“As You Like It”), Mary Schuttler (“Medea”), Tom McNally (“On Golden Pond”) and Ken Womble (“Picasso at the Lapin Agile”) all resulted in powerful, moving productions. But the most creative of all was Matthew Herrick for UNC’s “The Caucasian Chalk Circle.”

Best Director (Musical)

Brian Burron (“Molly Brown”), John Leonard (“Little Shop”), Matthew Herrick (“The Fantasticks”), and Brian Clay Luedloff (Stampede Troupe’s “South Pacific”) all gave us excellent productions of relatively safe shows, but first-time nominee Don Berlin of Candlelight’s “She Loves Me” rose a step above the rest. Berlin presented a previously unseen work that was both fun and charming.

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