AUDITION: Into the Woods

Audition Notice
Into The Woods
by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim
When: Sunday August 1 – 7:00pm
Where: Sutter Street Theatre 717 Sutter Street, Folsom
Director: Sam Williams
Musical Director: David Williams
What to Bring: A headshot and resume if you have them.
What to Prepare: 16 bars of a song with printed music or a backing track. An accompanist will be provided. ALSO bring a one to two minute comedic monologue.
Rehearsals are Monday through Thursday evenings from Aug. 2 – Sept. 2.
Performances are Sept. 3 – Oct. 3 Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 4:00pm.
Questions call (916) 353-1001.
James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a 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.
An intellectual and pleasant storyteller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience.
A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters.
The feckless Giant killer who is ‘almost a man.’ He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed.
Jack’s Mother
Browbeating and weary, Jack’s protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed.
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.
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.
Cinderella’s Stepmother
The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella.
Florinda And Lucinda
Cinderella’s stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother’s footsteps of abusing Cinderella.
Little Red Ridinghood
A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-witted, fearless, yet youthful and naive.
Gender: female
The Witch
Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive.
Cinderella’s Mother
Deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree.
Mysterious Man
A mischievous vagrant and nosy meddler. He is a good-natured protector and observer.
Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey.
A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world.
Cinderella’s Prince
Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing.
Rapunzel’s Prince
Just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exiting endeavor.
Voiceover. The Giant’s wife is an angry and vengeful ‘monster.’ She is seeking restitution for her loss.