Following auditions over the past couple of months, producers Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Ian, John Frost and the Really Useful Group have announced the 18 children who will be taking on the role of the ‘von Trapp’ children in the Brisbane leg of The Sound of Music. These 18 children and teenagers will comprise three different casts, who will alternate the roles of the six young von Trapp children throughout the Brisbane season.
Playing Friedrich will be Luke Harrison (11 years old from Carrara), Bailey Kelleher (12 years old from Tingalpa) and Jayden McGinlay (10 years old from Pacific Pines). Playing Louisa will be Sophie Moman (12 years old from Daisy Hill), Samantha Todd (13 years old from Elanora) and Lauren Towns (13 years old from South Bank). Playing Kurt will be Landon Broadley (10 years old from Thorneside), Oliver Cameron (11 years old from Camp Hill) and Sam Green (12 years old from Albany Creek). Playing Brigitta will be Emma Louise Cobb (12 years old from Mansfield), Nina Le Vesconte(11 years old from Brighton) and Alyssa Myers (11 years old from Acacia Ridge). Playing Marta will be Amelia Ayris (9 years old from Camira), Giselle Roe (10 years old from Parkinson) and Indya Tangye (11 years old from Nundah) and playing Gretl will be Stella Charrington (8 years old from Mt Gravatt), Izellah Connelly (9 years old from Southport) and Dana Weaver (7 years old from Heathwood). My congratulations go out to all the lucky youth who earned a role in this show!
The Producers had this to say about the announcement: We have assembled an extraordinary cast of young stars to play the von Trapp children. We had over 800 children audition last month and we were absolutely blown away by the talent. It’s exciting that Australian audiences will see a production of this quality.
The Sound of Music is set to begin at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) Lyric Theatre starting 11 March 2016. The Australian cast will be led by Amy Lehpamer as Maria Rainer and Cameron Daddo as Captain Georg won Trapp. They will be starring alongside Marina Prior, Jacqueline Dark, Lorraline Bayly and David James among others.