The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make. |
The Brothers Grimm "go Broadway" as Sondheim and Lapine offer up a cockeyed fairy tale in Into The Woods Jr., an adaptation of one of Sondheim's most popular works designed especially for young performers.
All of your favorite charactersCinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk), and the Witchmeet and interact in this whimsical original story. 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.
($35.00 Audition Fee Required)
Thursday, August 27th, 2015 6:00pm-7:00pm, 7:00pm-8:00pm
Friday, August 28th, 2015 4:00pm-5:00pm, 5:00pm-6:00pm, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Saturday, August 29th, 2015 11:00am-12:00pm, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Saturday, August 29th, 2015 4:00pm-6:30pm
Sunday, August 30th, 2015 1:00pm-2:00pm
Sunday, August 30th-Thursday, November 5th, 2015
Please read carefully.
Music and Dance intensive show.
Please Prepare 1 to 2 minutes from a Broadway song (NOT Into The Woods) to sing at your audition.
Please arrive 30 Minutes before your audition time to fill out paperwork. May be completed in advance.
Closed toe shoes are required. Dance shoes are ideal. If inappropriate shoes are worn, you will not be allowed to participate.
NO FLIP FLOPS or BARE FEET!
Hair should be out of eyes and pulled back off face.
Clothing should allow actors and actresses to move freely.
Headshots and resumes are recommended but not required.
No prepared monologue needed
Please bring a list of dates that conflict with rehearsals.
All rehearsal and show times subject to change.
Final schedule will be announced at start of rehearsals.
The Baker changes the most as a result of his journey through the woods. At first he is reluctant to seek the help of his wife. It is through the tribulations of gathering the Witch's items that the Baker realizes, in order to achieve his wish, it will take the help of his wife. The Baker has one of the most difficult roles. He must be strong willed, yet the audience must like him; while he's denying the help of his wife, he must also portray a sense of needing and even wanting her help. The audience should never doubt the Baker is a good-hearted person, trying to do what is right.
Ab3 - Eb5
Into the Woods JR. is truly an ensemble show. However, it is the Baker's Wife who drives the show forward and ties the characters together. The Baker's Wife is strong, determined, and patient. The audience should identify with her and root for a successful fulfillment of her wish. The role requires excellent singing and acting, plus a good sense of comic timing.
Bb3 - D5
Cinderella is at once beautiful, in a yet-to-be-discovered sort of way, and surprisingly clumsy and awkward. She persistently pursues her wish to go to the King's Festival, yet finds that "the Festival" ultimately does not meet her expectations. Directors have an opportunity in casting Cinderella to go for the unusual. She should be able to sing well and be funny, without being a clown or mugging.
A3 - D5
This family is a bit off-beat at best. Cinderella's Father is actually only in one scene (although he could be added to others) and shows absolutely no interest in anything.
This role is a one scene wonder. The voice should be pleasant. Cinderella's Mother is a collection of remembered mannerisms and sayings.
Bb3 - D5
This family is a bit off-beat at best. Cinderella's Stepmother mocks her, represents the interests of her birth daughters over Cinderella's basic needs, and is selfish, mean, and nasty.
G3 - D5
FLORINDA and LUCINDA
This family is a bit off-beat at best. Florinda and Lucinda are spoiled brats who will do anything to win the heart of the Prince -- even if it means sacrificing flesh from their bodies!
E4 - G4
Good speaking voice, fiesty and fierce, may be doubled with CINDERELLA'S MOTHER
Jack's own mother expresses her fear that Jack may not be the brightest boy. The fact that Jack's best friend is the family cow, Milky White, further brings into question his intelligence. However, Jack may enter the woods as a simple boy, but he leaves much more grown-up. You'll want to cast an actor capable of this transition. In addition to having many lines, Jack is responsible for singing two of the best-loved songs, "I Guess This is Goodbye" and "Giants in the Sky." Therefore, he should be an excellent singer and a good actor. Further, it helps to have a young man whose voice has not yet changed, although the score allows for a changed voice. This is a role that could conceivably be played by a young woman; however, you will want to make sure she plays it as a boy and doesn't change the intended gender of the character.
A3 - D5
This woman is overworked, a bit frazzled, and overwhelmed with the tasks of raising a young boy, running a farm, and making ends meet. Jack's Mother is described physically as "not quite pretty" and should be comfortable playing frumpy. This is mainly an acting role and therefore requires an actress with an easily projected, authoritative voice.
C4 - C5
LITTLE RED RIDINGHOOD
Pushy, bratty, over-fed, and spoiled best describe this character at the opening of the show. Her journey teaches her some very important lessons regarding strangers and trust. Little Red must be able to be loud vocally (think Annie gone very bad) and an actress able to be all the above, and still draw the audience's sympathy.
Bb3 - C5
Good part for young child, moves well
This role is all that the name implies. The role may be doubled by the Narrator, as on Broadway, or may be played by a different actor.
This is the character who describes the action, but eventually gets involved...Generally, this role is doubled by the Mysterious Man.
G3 - B4
Rapunzel must stand up to her mother and eventually leave her for the world. The role requires an excellent high soprano voice.
C4 - A5
Pompous, conceited, and self-absorbed are the best ways to describe these brothers. They should be able to carry themselves with confidence that defies the Richter scale. They also have a bit of sibling rivalry! Both should be good, solid singers.
Bb3 - Db5
This servant to Cinderella's Prince is a nice featured role. A few lines, both sung and spoken, are a great place for an actor ready to gain some experience in an ensemble show.
C4 - D5
The Witch begins the show as ugly, old, extremely aggressive, sarcastic, and powerful. Ultimately, she sacrifices her power for beauty. The Witch should be mysterious and mischievous, and yet we learn that she is really only doing what she thought was best for her child. The Witch is perhaps the ultimate "character" role and should be played by an actress able to physically and vocally interpret the role.
Bb3 - C5
The Wolf can be played any number of ways. However, he should be properly slimy and a bit creepy. There is also no reason why the Wolf cannot be played by a young woman. This role may be doubled by one of the Princes.
C4 - C5
McLaughlin Studios and McLaughlin Theatre Company is a good place to be creative, get in shape and have fun. We are located on Swetzer Road in Loomis and offer the best in music lessons, dance classes and theatre workshops and productions.
For more information please visit www.mtctheatre.org or call the studio at 916-652-6377
McLaughlin Studio Theatre (View)
3470 Swetzer Road
Loomis, CA 95650
|Minimum Age: 6|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|