The Actorsingers

Presenting Community Theatre since 1955

Audition Requirements for Into The Woods

 

Audition Dates and Times

August 16 (1-4 PM) doors open 1 hour before

August 17 (7-10 PM) doors open 1 hour before

Callbacks August 19 (7-10 PM)

 

Auditions will be held at

Actorsingers Hall

219 Lake Street Nashua NH

Directions

 

Into The Woods Show dates

November 6-8 2015 @ Keefe Auditorium Nashua NH

 

Rehearsals

Sundays 6-10 , Mondays 7-10 , Wednesdays 7-10

First rehearsal Sunday Aug 23rd

 

Audition Form

Word form

PDF form

 

Audition Requirements

Must be 16 or over to audition.

Each person who auditions must sing two of the below cuts we've provided, the cuts can be from the same character or two different characters. A short audition dance/movement piece will be taught. Sides will be provided for readings.

Cuts

Baker

Baker

Baker's Wife

Baker's Wife

Cinderella

Cinderella

Jack

Jack's Mother

Jack's Mother

Little Red Riding Hood

Narrator

Prince

Prince

Rapunzel

Rapunzel

Witch

Witch

Wolf

 

Call Backs

Callbacks August 19 (7-10 PM)

If you are called back for a character that you didn't originally sing for at auditions, you may be asked to sing the provided audition cut for the character you are called back for. 

Call-Back cuts

Our Little World (Witch/Rapunzel)

It Takes Two (Baker/Baker's Wife). 

 

Character Breakdown
 
Narrator - An intellectual and pleasant story-teller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience.
Male, 50-65
Range: G2 - E4
 
Cinderella - A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters.
Female, 20-30 yrs old
Range: G3 - G5
 
Jack - The feckless Giant killer who is 'almost a man.' He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed.
Male, 16-25 yrs old
Range: B2 - G4
 
Jack's Mother - Browbeating and weary, Jack's protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed.
Female, 50-65 yrs old
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.
Male, 35-45 yrs old
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.
Female, 35-45 yrs old
Range: F3 - G5
 
Cinderella's Stepmother - The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella.
Female, 40-50 yrs old
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.
Female, 25-35 yrs old
Range: C4 - Ab5
 
Cinderella’s Father – Distant and uncaring. More looking for ways to move up the social ladder. 
Male, 40-50
 
Little Red Ridinghood  - A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-wited, fearless, yet youthful and naive.
Female, 16-20 yrs old
Range: Bb3 - F5
 
The Witch - Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive.
Female, 35-55 yrs old
Range: F3 - G5
 
Cinderella's Mother  - Deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree.
Female, 40-55 yrs old
Range: E4 - F4
 
Mysterious Man -  A mischievous vagrant and nosy meddler. He is a good-natured protector and observer.
Male, 50-65 yrs old
Range: G2 - Eb4
 
Wolf - Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey.
Male, 30-35 yrs old
Range: Bb2 - Gb4
 
Granny -  Little Red’s grandmother, vengeful about her altercation with the wolf.
Female, 50-65
Speaking
 
Rapunzel  - A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world.
Female, 20-30 yrs old
Range: B3 - A5
 
Cinderella's Prince  - Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing.
Male, 30-40 yrs old
Range: B2 - F4
 
Rapunzel's Prince - Just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exiting endeavor.
Male, 30-40 yrs old
Range: C#3 - E4
 
Steward - Cinderella’s Prince’s right-hand man. Snobbish and decietful. Takes bold action when needed.
Male, any age
 
Giant (Voiceover.) - The Giant's wife is an angry and vengeful 'monster.' She is seeking restitution for her loss.
Female, 40-60 yrs old
Speaking Role – 
 
 
Notes: The following roles will most likely be played by the same performers
Narrator/Mysterious Man
Cinderella’s Mother/Granny/Giant
Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince
 
Also, we will be needing two females to play the small parts of Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, who we would also like to be our puppetears and female swing/understudies. 

Audition Questions

e-mail Corresponding Secretary

 

Show Synopsis from MTI web site

Into The Woods


Book by  James Lapine
Music and Lyrics by  Stephen Sondheim


2 Acts, Book Musical, Rated PG-13
Licensed Version (2009)

The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make.

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and 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.

 

Into The Woods
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684
www.MTIShows.com

Posted by Evelynn Decker Sunday, July 26, 2015 12:55:00 PM Categories: Auditions Main Stage