“Be careful what you wish for” seems to be the ongoing theme in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Brothers Grimm inspired musical, Into the Woods. The story follows The Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to go the King’s Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give some milk. When the Baker and his wife are visited by the neighborhood witch, who reveals to them that she placed a curse on their family, the two set off on a journey into the woods to reverse the curse. Also in the woods, we meet Little Red, who is trying to visit her grandmother, the Wolf who loves tasty little girls, the Witch’s daughter Rapunzel, and the Princes chasing after their loves. By the end of Act I, everyone has gotten their wish and will seemingly live happily ever after. But in Act II, when Jack’s beanstalk brings them a visit from an angry Giant, we see how the consequences of their actions haunt them in disastrous ways. The community must come together to save each other and their kingdom, but sacrifices must be made.
IMPORTANT DATES: (mandatory attendance of all actors and crew)
- Sitzprobe Rehearsal – Saturday, October 28
- Tech week – Sunday, October 29
- Dress rehearsals – Oct. 31 & Nov. 1
- Show dates – Nov. 3 & 4 @ 7 p.m. and Nov. 5 @ 2 p.m.
The first rehearsal will be scheduled during the week following Labor Day.
- August 13th from 5-8 p.m.
- August 14th from 6-8 p.m.
- August 15th (callbacks upon invitation) from 6-8 p.m.
Please prepare 16-32 bars of a song that showcases your voice. An accompanist will be provided or you may sing with a vocal track (no vocals on the track please). You may also be asked to read from the script.
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: (Please note that ages are subject to participation.)
BAKER – An insecure man that cannot have children due to a witch’s curse. (Strong Lead, Range: Baritone – A to High G, Age Range 25-40)
BAKER’S WIFE – Headstrong, confident and intelligent. Desperately wants a child. (Strong lead, Range: Mezzo – G – High F, Age Range 25-40)
CINDERELLA – A lovely, young maiden. Both soft and secure. (Strong Lead, Range: Soprano – G to High G, Age Range 18-30)
JACK – An adventurous young boy that loves his cow. (Strong Lead, Range: Tenor – A to High G, Playable Age 16-20)
WITCH – An evil and ugly woman that transforms to a beautiful young woman. She has placed the curse on the Baker’s family. (Strong Lead, Range: Mezzo – low F to high F, Age Range 25-45)
NARRATOR – A storyteller (Range: Baritone – G to High E, Age Range 20+)
MYSTERIOUS MAN – An eccentric old man (Strong Character Actor, Range: Baritone – G to High E, Age Range 30+)
LITTLE RED RIDINGHOOD – A well fed and rosy cheeked young woman. (Strong Character Actress, Range: Mezzo B to High F, Playable Age 12-17)
RAPUNZEL – An attractive, young woman being held captive by the witch. Mentally unstable. (Range: Soprano – C to High A#, Age Range 18-30)
CINDERELLA’S PRINCE – Attractive, arrogant, self-seeking. (Range: Baritone/Tenor – B to High F, Age Range 23-35)
RAPUNZEL’S PRINCE – Attractive, arrogant, self-seeking. (Range: Baritone/Tenor – C# to High E, Age Range 23-35)
JACK’S MOTHER – Money loving woman. (Range: Soprano – B to High F#, Playable Age Range 35-55)
WOLF – A beast with a huge appetite. (Range: Baritone – B to High Gb, Age Range 18+)
PRINCE’S STEWARD – An obnoxious yes man. (Group Songs, Age Range 18+)
STEPMOTHER – Cinderella’s beautiful, yet wicked stepmother. (Range: Mezzo – A# to High F, Age Range 30-50)
FLORINDA AND LUCINDA – Cinderella’s wicked stepsisters. (Range: Mezzo – C to High E, Age Range 18-30)
GIANT – Female offstage voice
CINDERELLA’S FATHER, CINDERELLA’S MOTHER, SNOW WHITE, SLEEPING BEAUTY, GRANNY – Ensemble/Cameo Roles