Into the Woods Auditions

Courtesy of Jenna Robbins ’13:

Audition for Stephen Sondheim’s musical fairytale masterpiece, Into the Woods!

An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Ridinghood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A witch…who raps? They’re all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s fractured fairy tale. When a baker and his wife learn they’ve been cursed with childlessness by the witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects required to break the spell, swindling, lying to and stealing from Cinderella, Little Red, Rapunzel and Jack (the one who climbed the beanstalk). Everyone’s wish is granted at the end of Act One, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later, with disastrous results.

For details on the auditions themselves, read past the jump.

Auditions will be held in the East Room of the Theater Department in the CFA on:

  • Friday, January 28th, 2011 from 4:30 – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, January 29th, 2011 from 1:00 – 6:00 PM

Call backs (if necessary) will be held in the East Room on:

  • Sunday, January 30th, 2011 from 1:00-3:00pm

There will be a sign-up sheet on the Theater Department Call Board starting Monday, January 24th. Please sign up for a 10-minute time slot for your audition.

For the audition, please prepare a 1-3 minute singing selection of a song from a musical. Suggested songs from Into the Woods are:

  • For women: I Know Things Now, Stay With Me, On the Steps of the Palace
  • For men: There Are Giants in the Sky, Agony

Callbacks require a cold reading of the script.

Production dates are April 21st – 23rd.

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