Audition Notice: Into the Woods Jr.

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Originally directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Original Broadway production produced by Heidi Landesman, M. Anthony Fisher, Rocco Landesman, Frederick H. Mayerson, Rick Stein, Jujamcyn Theatres
Originally Produced by the Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Director: Benjamin Glasner
Producer: Hailey Smith
Music Director: Jared Price

Audition Dates & Times: 

Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday; January 21st through 23rd, 2018 at 5:00 PM.

Audition Location: 

Conejo Players Theatre
351 South Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361-1008

Performance Dates: 

April 21 through 29, 2018
Saturday & Sunday at 2:00pm & 5:00pm
(2:00pm only on Sunday, April 29)
Special 7pm performance on Friday, April 27
**Two School Performances on Wednesday, April 25 at 9:00am & 11:00am**

Audition Requirements: 

An accompanist will be provided; bring sheet music or CD (no vocals) for about one minute of a song in a similar style as Into the Woods. Sides will be provided. Open call audition; no appointment necessary. No roles have been precast. Non-Equity; no pay. Callbacks will be held Wednesday, January 24 at 5:00pm.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:

+ Beginning January 29th, Monday through Wednesday, 5:00 to 7:00pm
+ April 9 through 11, 5:00 to 8:00pm
+ (Tech Week) April 16 through 20, 5:00 to 9:00pm
Note: Some additional Saturday rehearsals may be added closer to opening.

Plot Summary: 

Be careful what you wish for as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony® Award-winning musical. INTO THE WOODS, JR. features all of your favorite characters -- Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk), and the Witch in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables. The musical centers on 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 out on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever. ~ RATED G

For More Information: 

Contact the Production Team at itwconejoplayers@gmail.com

Character Breakdown: 

**Please note: Age ranges are only suggestions**

Narrator - Male or Female, Age 13-18. Intellectual and pleasant. A good storyteller who relates directly with the audience.

Baker - Male, Age 13-18. An average working man. Warm-hearted and determined but insecure, and has never faced his fears.

Baker’s Wife - Female, Age 13-18. Determined and bright. A romantic at heart, but materialistic at times.

The Witch - Female, Age 13-18. Outwardly: self-serving, possessive, sarcastic, vain, charismatic. Inwardly: insecure and lonely.

Cinderella - Female, Age 13-18. Earnest, warm-hearted, kind, and trying to find her place in the world. A survivor.

Cinderella’s Mother - Female, Age 13-18. Nurturing and loving. A spirit who dispenses useful advice.

Cinderella’s Step-Mother, Age 13-18. Mean-spirited, greedy, and demanding. Superb character part.

Florinda - Female, Age 10-18. Cinderella's step-sister, lovely of face but black of heart. Loud, energetic. Good character role.

Lucinda - Female, Age 10-18. Cinderella's step-sister, lovely of face but black of heart. Loud, energetic. Good character role.

Steward - Male, Age 7-18. Servant to Cinderella’s Prince, full of self- importance.

Jack - Male, Age 7-13. The Giant killer. Eager to please and impulsive. A little slow of learning, and misled by his lack of self-knowledge.

Jack’s Mother - Female, Age 13-18. A single mother and a fighter, working hard and determined to make a good life for her hapless son.

Little Red Riding Hood - Female, Age 9-16. A spoiled, clever, vain smart-aleck. Seeks approval in place of love, of which she has had none.

Wolf - Male, Age 13-18. Hungry and greedy, tries to gobble up Little Red and her Granny.

Granny - Female, Age 8-18. Bitter and vindictive, she is Little Red's feisty, savage grandmother.

Rapunzel - Female, Age 13-18. A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is completely and utterly innocent of worldly matters and drifts through life.

Mysterious Man - Male, Age 13-18. A mischievous vagrant with a secret.

Cinderella’s Prince - Male, Age 13-18. Vain, gorgeous, self-dramatizing, and endlessly confident. A hero in his own life’s story.

Rapunzel’s Prince - Male, Age 12-17. Equally as vain, gorgeous, self- dramatizing, and endlessly confident as his older brother. Tries to outdo him in every way possible.