Press Release: SRO Theatre Company Presents The Sound of Music

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February 20 – March 2, 2014

SRO Theatre Company presents The Sound of Music to be staged February 20-March 2, 2014, at the Shedd Theatre in the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215.

With music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, the musical, which tied as a 1960 Tony Award winner, tells the story of a postulant who becomes a governess to the seven children of a widowed father and how their lives change through love and music. The story is based on Maria Augusta Trapp’s memoir The Story of the Trapp Family Singers.

The director is award-winning director/producer Frank A. Barnhart whose work has been acclaimed in Columbus with awards that include a Best Director award from the Central Ohio Theatre Round Table and in New York with an Off-Off Broadway Review Award for producing and directing.

Sharon M. Kibe plays Maria Rainer, Heather Carvel plays The Mother Abbess, and the von Trapp family is played by William Darby (Captain Georg von Trapp), Paula Shtein (Liesl), Nathaniel Thomas (Friedrich), Taryn J. Huffman (Louisa), Keegan Sells (Kurt), Avery Bank (Brigitta), Sophia Caraline Ribar (Marta), and Jillian Savage (Gretl).

Additional cast members are Taryn Melynn Barton (Elsa Schraeder), Ronald E. Nocks (Max Detweiler), Devon Porter (Rolf Gruber), Dakota Thorn (Sister Berthe), Cassie Gress (Sister Margaretta), Angie Duncan (Sister Sophia), John Feather (Franz), Dawn Farrell (Frau Schmidt), Francois Dean (Herr Zeller), Bruce F. Huffman (Admiral von Schreiber), Catherine J. Huffman (A New Postulant/Nun), Meredith Hunsaker (Ursula/ Nun), Alicia Brown (Nun), and Melissa Christophersen Redmill (Nun).

Musical director is Bryan Babcock and choreographer is Catherine J. Huffman.

Showtimes and dates for The Sound of Music are 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 20; 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 21; 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 22; 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 23; 10:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28; 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 1; 2:00 p.m. on Sunday March 2.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors (55+), $15 for SRO members, $10 for students, and $15 for adults and seniors for the 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 28, performance. Tickets can be purchased by going to the website at Discounted group tickets (10+ people) are available. For group sales, call 614-258-9495.

SRO’s mission is to build upon decades of internationally acclaimed professional theater, emphasizing inclusive “theater for life,” through our strong community and educational involvement, as well as growing corporate partnerships.  For more information, please visit

Casting Alert Via Acting in Columbus


VSM Casting———-Two Film Opportunity Notices———-Kentucky

1) Eye Level Films is casting a Galen College of Nursing spot in Louisville. They are looking for 15 cast members, with a variety of ages and ethnicities. The shooting dates are August 24 and 25 in Louisville, KY. The non-union rate is a flat $500.00 a day.

This casting is open to both agencies and unrepresented talent. Must be available on the dates mentioned and send a video audition by email or link to by MONDAY, AUGUST 19th at NOON Eastern Standard Time.

Character Roles:
Amy (Lead), Female, Caucasian, 20’s
Adult Susan (Lead), Female, Caucasian, Early-Mid 20’s
Young Susan (Lead), Female, Caucasian, 11 years old
Penny (Lead), Female, Ethnically Ambiguous, 7 – 11 years old
Professor Nichole (Lead), Female, Caucasian, 40’s
Professor Dumbledore, Male, Caucasian, 40’s
Professor Whitney, Female, African American, 30’s-40’s
Professor Ladi, Female, Caucasian, 40’s
Professor Lopez, Female, Hispanic, Mid-Late 20’s
Professor Golden, Female, Caucasian, 40’s-50’s
Jamal, Male, African American, Early-Mid 20’s (clean cut)
Selma, Female, Caucasian or Hispanic, Mid-Late 20’s
Angelina, Female, Ethnically Ambiguous, Mid-Late 20’s
Tunisia, Female, African American, 20’s
Brittany, Female, Caucasian, Early-Mid 30’s

Video audition will require talent to speak directly to the camera with the following information:

Full name
Agency name (if represented)
dates available (8/24 and/or 8/25)
City you are in
Sizes for shoes, pants, shirt
Present all information in a close up, then cut to a full body shot, and do ac omplete turn for the camera. Send as a small streaming attachment (preferred), or YouTube Link. Make sure audio is clear and lighting is sufficient to see you clearly! Don’t forget to smile!

Please send auditions and the above information in an accompanying email to by Monday the 19th at NOON Eastern Standard Time.

2) VSM Casting has once again been hired to provide Background Actors and Extras for the latest faith-based production from City On A Hill. This four-week shoot will be shot in the Kentucky area. Upcoming Extra needs include:

Thursday, August 29th Through Monday, September 2nd
30 Customers per day at a diner scene Male, Female or Family Groups Ages 10 – 75, All ethnicities
Work one or more days

Wednesday, September 4th
Gentlemen’s Club Scene (No nudity)
30 seedy men.
Ages 21 – 65, All ethnicities

Friday, September 6th
Coffee Shop Scene
Half-Day /Afternoon
15-20 Extras
Ages 17 – 40, All ethnicities

Friday Night, September 13th
Alley Scene
Night Shoot
6 Scary Looking Extras
Ages 25 – 70, All ethnicities

Saturday Night, September 14th
Bus Station Scene
Night Shoot
15 Bus Passengers
Ages 20 – 65, All ethnicities

Background actors receive refreshments, meals for full day scenes, and a $25 stipend. This is the fourth production in two years VSM has worked on for this award-winning company. Here are links to their last two feature films, to be released next month and Spring, 2014: (Preview)

Although these are faith-based productions, they are open to any who wish to participate. Please put CITY EXTRAS in the subject line of your email, and include your dates available and roles desired, full name, age, best email and phone in the BODY of your email, along with a photo to:

NO LINKS PLEASE. Again, please put all your information in the body of your email, even if you have submitted to us before (believe me, it’s much easier than chasing down contact information from dozens of previous jobs when we get
lots of submissions.)