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Directed by EG Engle
Music direction by Jordan Harper
Choreography by Samatha Elkins
Sat, Feb. 11 - 9am to noon
Sat, Feb. 11 - 1pm to 3pm
Auditions will be held at Workshop Theatre School of Performing Arts (635 Elmwood Ave)

INTO THE WOODS JR AUDITION FORM Download and email it or bring to auditions

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 off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever.

The young performers will be asked to sing 16 bars of a select song from Into the Woods Jr. and will participate in a dance audition. Both the music and dance will be taught to the performers at auditions. Please be dressed to move - comfortable clothes and dance shoes or tennis shoes.

Callbacks will be held on Sunday, February 12 from 1:30-3:30 by email invitation only. Show will run June 15-18, 2017 with multiple shows on each day. Rehearsals will generally be Tuesdays 6:00-8:00 PM & Saturday 9 am – noon -- March 28-May 23. Rehearsals will increase in frequency the last three weeks before the show opens, including daytime rehearsals. A details rehearsal schedule will be available at auditions. No conflicts after June 3 will be allowed.

For each cast member, a participation Fee of $50 will be required by April 15, 2017.

INTO THE WOODS JR AUDITION FORM Download and email it or bring to auditions

Character descriptions

Narrator -The narrator is the storyteller who speaks directly to the audience. This character helps control the pacing of the show and always needs to be ready for their next entrance, as they pop in and out throughout the story. Find a charismatic girl or boy with great diction for this large speaking role with minimal singing.

Cinderella - Cinderella is a simple peasant girl whose one wish is to go to the Festival. Unfortunately, when her wish comes true she learns that wishes sometimes come with consequences. Cinderella’s inner beauty always shines through her sometimes clumsy and awkward exterior. Cast a great singer and actor who is charming while maintaining a sense of humor.

Jack - Jack is an energetic young man who is always looking for an adventure. He begins this show as a simple little boy (his best friend is a cow), but by the end of the show he learns a few valuable lessons. Needs to be an excellent singer and actor who can show great range in this demanding role.

Jack's Mother - Raising a son and running a farm all by herself has made Jack's Mother a bit frazzled and most definitely overworked. Jack’s Mother is a great role for a character actress with solid comic timing and good singing skills.

Baker - The Baker is a good-hearted, likeable person who believes he can take on the Witch’s curse all by himself. At first, this confidence and his desire to have a child drives him, but he soon learns he needs his wife’s help to accomplish the goal. Must be an excellent actor and singer who is both personable and capable or portraying the Baker’s strength of conviction.

Baker's Wife - The Baker's Wife is a strong, determined and loving woman whose desire to have a child drives the action of the whole show. Her storyline helps tie all the characters storylines together. Look for a strong female performers in this role as it requires both excellent singing and acting as well as a good sense of comedic timing.

Little Red Ridinghood - Little Red starts the show as a loud, bratty, pushy, glutton who happily manipulates people and situations to get her way. Eventually, she learns some valuable lessons and softens around the edges. The actress you cast should have a loud, powerful voice and be a good actor. Little Red should have a strong sense of musicality (her songs are often rhythmically challenging).

Witch - The Witch is an ancient, mysterious and manipulative woman who will do anything possible to regain her beauty and protect Rapunzel. While she may seem old and haggard, she still has the strength to control other people. This role is perfect for a good character actress/actor and singer who can physically and vocally portray the complexities of the role.

Cinderella's Prince - Cinderella’s Prince is a conceited man who adamantly pursues Cinderella and can’t take no for an answer. When not chasing her, he is trying to show up Rapunzel’s Prince. This role requires a good singer and actor who can portray arrogance while still being likeable.

Cinderella's Stepmother - Cinderella's Stepmother is a mean, evil woman who only cares about her birth children, daughters Florinda and Lucinda. She has only a few singing lines, so look mainly for an actress who can portray both the strong distaste the character has for Cinderella as well as the love she showers on her own spoiled daughters.

Florinda and Lucinda - Cinderella's Stepsisters are spoiled brats who care only about themselves and marrying Cinderella's Prince. Looking for two actresses who work well together and are able to portray their cattiness in a bold and comical way.

Cinderella's Father - Cinderella's Father will not win any Father-of-the-Year awards. He doesn't care about his daughter's well-being or her actions. This non-singing role is perfect for a new performer just learning to be comfortable onstage.

Cinderella's Mother - Cinderella's Mother comforts Cinderella in her one short song. She has no dialogue, so cast a singer with a strong, pleasant voice for this role.

Rapunzel - Rapunzel has been stuck in a tower for the majority of her life. Finally, she stands up to the Witch in order to get out to see the world. Looking for an excellent soprano singer.

Rapunzel's Prince - Rapunzel's Prince is the pompous and arrogant brother of Cinderella’s Prince. Sibling rivalry runs rampant between the brothers, including each brother’s belief that his lady love is the most beautiful.

Mysterious Man - Just like the name suggests, this is one mysterious man. Everything he does is to help the Baker, but he does not explain his motives until the last moment. Non-singing role.

Wolf - The Wolf is a sly and dangerous character intently focused on attacking Little Red. Cast an actor and singer who can physically and vocally bring the Wolf to life.

Granny - Granny is a feisty woman who is not afraid to fight the Wolf face to face. This non-singing role is perfect for a young performer able to make strong character choices.

Steward - The Steward is the servant of Cinderella’s Prince. He is dependable and willing to do whatever Cinderella’s Prince asks. This smaller featured role is perfect for a performer new to the stage.

Milky-White - Milky-White is Jack’s cow. Looking for a focused performer with an expressive face.

INTO THE WOODS JR AUDITION FORM Download and email it or bring to auditions

For more information, please call Workshop Theatre at (803) 799-6551

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