Auditions for Into the Woods

Join us this summer as we go Into the Woods.

We’re kicking off the 2017-2018 season with that popular Sondheim classic, Into The Woods.

Sign up to audition: Please fill out and submit our online audition form on TheaterForms. Have your calendar handy and be prepared to enter rehearsal conflicts. You will be asked to upload a headshot (a JPEG file) and a theatrical résumé (a PDF file) if you have one. If you don’t have either of these files you can still submit the form.

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SHOW DATES:
August 4, 5, 11 & 12 @ 7:30 pm and August 13 @ 2:00 pm

 

SYNOPSIS:
James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

One of Sondheim’s most popular works, Into the Woods is a musically sophisticated show with the opportunity to feature actors adept at dark comedy. Designers will especially enjoy highlighting the fantastical elements of this magical word.

Casting for 19 actors (12 female and 7 male).

Please bring sheet music for a song you have already learned (preferably from a Broadway Musical). A piano player will be provided at auditions to accompany you.

Do not use a song from the show.

Do not sing to taped music or sing a cappella.

You do not have to sing an entire song. We only want to get an idea of how well you can carry a tune and follow accompaniment. Sixteen to 32 measures should be sufficient. If you are "called back" for a principal role on callback night, we will ask you to sing and do cold reading from the show.

Performances: August 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13.


For any questions regarding the play or the auditions, please contact the director, David Holmes at DHolmes735@yahoo.com or Curtain Call Theatre at webmaster@CurtainCallTheatre.net.  Watch our website for the latest information.

 

Character descriptions

The ages listed are the stated ages of the characters, not necessarily the required age of the actors.  Also shown is the characters’ desired singing range.

Cast Size: Flexible
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast
Dance Requirements: None
Character Breakdown

Narrator
An intellectual and pleasant story-teller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: G2

Cinderella
A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Jack
The feckless Giant killer who is ’almost a man.’ He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Jack’s Mother
Browbeating and weary, Jack’s protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed.
Gender: female
Age: 50 to 65
Vocal range top: Gb5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

The Baker
A harried and insecure baker who is simple and loving, yet protective of his family. He wants his wife to be happy and is willing to do anything to ensure her happiness but refuses to let others fight his battles.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2

The Baker’s Wife
Determined and bright woman who wishes to be a mother. She leads a simple, yet satisfying life and is very low-maintenance yet proactive in her endeavors.
Gender: female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Cinderella’s Stepmother
The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella.
Gender: female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Florinda And Lucinda
Cinderella’s stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother’s footsteps of abusing Cinderella.
Gender: female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: Ab5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Little Red Ridinghood
A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-wited, fearless, yet youthful and naive.
Gender: female
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

The Witch
Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive.
Gender: female
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Cinderella’s Mother
Deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree.
Gender: female
Age: 40 to 55
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: E4

Mysterious Man
A mischievous vagrant and nosy meddler. He is a good-natured protector and observer.
Gender: male
Age: 50 to 65
Vocal range top: Eb4
Vocal range bottom: G2

Wolf
Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 35
Vocal range top: Gb4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Rapunzel
A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Cinderella’s Prince
Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Rapunzel’s Prince
Just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exiting endeavor.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: C#3

Giant
Voiceover. The Giant’s wife is an angry and vengeful ’monster.’ She is seeking restitution for her loss.
Gender: female
Age: 40 to 60


CREW MEMBERS & NEWBIES:

Audition nights are a perfect time to come out, meet the director, and express your interest in helping out backstage, be it in the role of a stage manager, lights or sound operator, concessions, or whatever else you might like to do.

They’re also GREAT for first-timers to come out and observe how things are done, maybe express interest in being a helper, or read for a part! We almost always cast at least one person who’s never been on stage before. You never know what can happen!  Being part of the chorus in a musical is agreat way to "tryout" theatre to see if you like it.  There are few things as satisfying as the applause of the crowd.

 

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