Auditions for Into the Woods

Come with us Into the Woods! One of Stephen Sondheim’s most popular musicals, Tony Award-winning “Into the Woods” weaves together the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales to create a timeless, yet relevant modern classic. Following 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. They journey through the woods hoping to have their wishes granted, but soon learn to be careful what they wish for!

 

Auditions will be held in the Auditorium on Waubonsee’s Sugar Grove Campus. Audition times are Saturday, February 8, 2020 – 12:00-3:00pm, Monday, February 10, 2020 – 6:30-9:30pm, and Tuesday, February 11, 2020 – 6:30-9:30pm. Callbacks, if necessary, will be held Thursday, February 13, 2020- 6:30-9:30pm.  If cast, first rehearsal will be Sunday, February 16, 2020.

 

Auditioners will be asked to sing 16 to 32 bars of a song of their choosing, upbeat in the style of the show. Please bring music for the accompanist on paper (not on a phone).  NO A CAPPELLA SINGING. Instead of cold reading from the script, the director would like to hear about “Your Wish”.  Please prepare an original 1-minute monologue about a personal dream, goal or hope.  Looking for adult and adolescent performers, ages 14 and above, of all ethnicities, genders and abilities to help bring this fairy tale to life.

Sign up for an audition slot today! 

Under Director Kevin Loeper and Music Director Aaron Zimmerman, join us on this whimsical journey into the woods!

Performances will be April 24-26 and May 1-3 at Waubonsee Community College. 

Into the Woods is rated PG-13.

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

*Given age ranges represent stage age, or the age an actor could reasonably portray.

**Be aware that traditional doublings for the following roles may be split cast in order to allow the greatest number of opportunities.

  • Narrator/Mysterious Man
  • Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince
  • Cinderella’s Mother/Granny/Giant

Narrator

An intellectual and pleasant story-teller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience.

Gender: Any

Written vocal range: G2-E4

 

Cinderella

A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range: G3-G5

 

Jack

The feckless Giant killer who is ‘almost a man.’ He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed.

Gender: Male

Age: 16 to 25

Vocal range: B2-G4

 

Jack’s Mother

Browbeating and weary, Jack’s protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed.

Gender: Female

Age: 40 to 65

Vocal range: Bb3-Gb5

 

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: 25 to 45

Vocal range: Ab2-G4

 

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: 25 to 45

Vocal range: F3-G5

 

Cinderella’s Stepmother

The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella.

Gender: Female

Age: 40 to 65

Vocal range: A3-F#5

 

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: C4-Ab5

 

Little Red Riding Hood

A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-witted, fearless, yet youthful and naive.

Gender: Female

Age: 16 to 25

Vocal range: Bb3-F5

 

The Witch

Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive.

Gender: Female

Age: 45 to 55

Vocal range: F3-G5

 

Cinderella’s Mother

Deceased, with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree.

Gender: Female

Age: 30+

Vocal range: E4-F4

 

Mysterious Man

A mischievous vagrant and nosy meddler. He is a good-natured protector and observer.

Gender: Male

Age: 50 to 65

Vocal range: G2-Eb4

 

Wolf

Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey. While not a “dancer,” must be able to move quickly.

Gender:Any

Age: 30 to 45

Vocal range: Bb2-Gb4

 

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: B3-A5

 

Cinderella’s Prince

Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing.

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 40

Vocal range: B2-F4

 

Rapunzel’s Prince

Just as vain and gorgeous as his brother, he is always searching for the newer, more exciting thing.

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 40

Vocal range top: C#3-E4

 

Giant

Voiceover. The Giant’s wife is an angry and vengeful ‘monster.’ She is seeking restitution for her loss.

Gender: Female

While this is a non-singing role, a lower voice is preferred.

 

Additional Ensemble Roles Available:

Steward (Any, 30+)

Granny (Female, 60+)

Cinderella’s Father (Male, 45-65)

Snow White (Female, 20-35)

Sleeping Beauty (Female, 20-35)