Today Acting-Auditions.org is announcing that NBC Universal is holding an open casting call for the upcoming three-hour live staging and telecast of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical "The Sound of Music". The casting call is for boys and girls who can play roles between the ages of 6-14. The characters being cast are the seven Von Trapp Children. NBC will air the live broadcast on December 5, 2013. The casting team is seeking kids who are very good dancers with excellent acting skills.
Eight-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Beth McCarthy-Miller and Tony Award winner Rob Ashford will direct "The Sound of Music" from a libretto written by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. Beth McCarthy-Miller is an industry leader in directing television shows. She directed over 200 episodes of "Saturday Night Live" and over 30 episodes of "30 Rock", among countless other credits. Rob Ashford is a highly accomplished and respected stage and film choreographer and director. He is currently the choreographer on the Universal Pictures feature film "A Million Ways to Die in the West" starring Amanda Seyfried, Charlize Theron, and Liam Neeson. He is set to serve as choreographer on the upcoming Walt Disney Productions feature film "Cinderella".
Details about the open casting call are on the following casting post:
All talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of New York and in the United States.
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