Into the Woods – Auditions

INTO THE WOODS

Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Book by JAMES LAPINE
Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

Co-Directed by Domonic Barnes & Walter A. Webster
Musical Direction by Walter A. Webster

In Sondheim & Lapine’s delightfully fractured fairy tale musical, a Baker and his Wife embark into the woods on a quest to reverse a curse laid on them by the Witch next door. Along the way they encounter an ambivalent Cinderella, an aggressive Red Riding Hood, a rebellious Rapunzel, a too-trusting Jack, and a couple of not-so-princely Princes. But when everyone’s wishes are granted, the consequences of their self-centered actions come to haunt them. Eventually they learn a moving life lesson about working together, the stories we tell our children, and the real meaning of “happily ever after.”

AUDITION DATES:
Monday, November 12th, 2018 – 5:30 pm – 9 pm (by appointment)
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 – 5:30 pm – 9 pm (by appointment)
(Walk-ins will be accepted and seen between appointments.)

CALLBACK DATES:
Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 – 6 pm – 10 pm (if necessary)

Dates:
Friday, February 8th, 2019 – 8 pm
Saturday, February 9th, 2019 – 8 pm
Sunday, February 10th, 2019 – 3 pm
Thursday, February 14th, 2019 – 7:30 pm
Friday, February 15th, 2019 – 8 pm
Saturday, February 16th, 2019 – 8 pm
Sunday, February 17th, 2019 – 3 pm

The Levoy Theatre, Home of The Off Broad Street Players Theatre Company, announces auditions for the classic fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS. Join us at The Levoy Theatre on Monday, November 11th, 2018 or Tuesday, November 12th, 2018 from 6 pm – 9 pm for auditions. The Levoy Theatre is located on 130 N. High St., Millville, NJ.

Please be prepared with 16-32 bars of a song of your choice written in the style(s) of the show. Please do NOT sing a song from INTO THE WOODS. We are looking for a diverse cast of strong singers who can help us bring this story to life. Dance experience is a plus but not a necessity.

An accompanist will be provided. Please provide piano sheet music for our accompanist. If needed, you can also bring an audio file with NO background vocals on an iPod or phone. An auxiliary speaker will be provided. NO acappella auditions will be allowed. You may be asked to sing scales by our accompanist.

Be prepared to fill out a conflict sheet at auditions (be as specific as possible about conflicts.) Please make sure you can fully commit to the rehearsal and performance schedules before auditioning.

Please use the provided link to schedule an audition appointment:

You can start your audition paperwork now!

Walk-ins will be seen between appointments. This is a non-equity, non-paid production. All roles are available.

Rehearsals will begin in early December. Rehearsals will typically be held on Sundays from 2 pm-6 pm, Mondays from 6:30 pm-9:30 pm, Wednesdays from 6:30 pm-9:30 pm, and Saturdays in the morning. Rehearsals may be held on other days of the week as needed. Tech week will run from Saturday, February 2nd through Thursday. February 7th, 2019. No absences will be accepted during tech week or performances. Rehearsals will be scheduled to suit cast availability. Not all performers will be asked to attend all rehearsals.

If you have any questions, please email production@levoy.net or call Tyler Daddario at 856-327-6400, ext. 108.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

NARRATOR/MYSTERIOUS MAN – An intellectual and pleasant storyteller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience. Also, a mischievous vagrant and nosy meddler. He is a good-natured protector and observer. 40 to 65. Vocal: G2 – E4.

CINDERELLA – A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters. 20 to 30. Vocal: G3 – G5.

JACK – The feckless Giant killer who is ‘almost a man.’ He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed. Appears to be 15 to 18. Vocal: B2 – G4.

JACK’S MOTHER – Browbeating and weary, Jack’s protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed. 40 to 65. Vocal: 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. 30 to 45. Vocal: 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. 30 to 45. Vocal: F3 – G5.

CINDERELLA STEPMOTHER – The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella. 40 to 50. Vocal: A3 – F#5.

FLORINDA & LUCINDA – Cinderella’s stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother’s footsteps of abusing. 25 to 35. Vocal: C4 – Ab5.

LITTLE RED – A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-wited, fearless, yet youthful and naive. Appears to be 15 to 18. Vocal: Bb3 – F5.

THE WITCH – Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive. 30 or older. Vocal: F3 – G5.

CINDERELLA’S MOTHER/GRANNY/GIANT – Deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree. As Granny, she is a kooky, yet lovable figure in Little Red’s life. As the Giant, she is a voiceover. The Giant’s wife is an angry and vengeful ‘monster.’ She is seeking restitution for her loss. 30 to 50. Vocal: E4 – F4.

RAPUNZEL – A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world. 20 to 30. Vocal: B3 – A5.

CINDERELLA’S PRINCE/WOLF – Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing. As the Wolf, hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey. 25 to 40. (Please note: track may be split pending casting.) Vocal: Bb2 – Gb4.

RAPUNZEL’S PRINCE – Just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exciting endeavor. 25 to 40. Vocal – C#3 – E4.

STEWARD – 40 to 50.

CINDERELLA’S FATHER – 40 to 50.

SNOW WHITE/ENSEMBLE – 20 to 30.

SLEEPING BEAUTY/ENSEMBLE – 20 to 30.

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