Pupils land Sound of Music roles

BIG TALENT: Cathedral Grammar School pupils Eloise Parkes, Daniel Bridgman and Madeleine Glossop have been chosen to star as the Von Trapp children in a nationwide tour of The Sound of Music.

Not one, but three Cathedral Grammar School pupils have been chosen to star as the lovable von Trapp children in a nationwide tour of The Sound of Music.

Daniel Bridgman, Eloise Parkes and Madeleine Glossop were picked out of 200 hopefuls from around the country to perform in Ben McDonald Ltd’s professional production.

The pupils will play the younger three of the seven von Trapp children, with Daniel as Kurt, Eloise as Marta and Madeleine as Gretl.

Auditions were held at the Isaac Theatre Royal recently.

Cathedral Grammar School executive assistant Linda Marsh said it was fantastic news and the pupils were delighted to have secured the professional roles.

Following a month of rehearsals, the tour will begin in the North Island at the end of September.

The show will be performed in 23 centres from Kerikeri to Invercargill.

It will be on at the Isaac Theatre Royal on October 21 and 22.