Into The Woods

Book by James Lapine
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Auditions  July 27 & 28 7:00 P.M
Director: Steven Sarp

How far would you go to make your wish come true? Favorite Grimm’s characters find out when they take a journey into the woods. It’s a magical, bewildering place full of witches, wolves, giants and mysterious strangers, where familiar fairy tales get tangled up together. Wishes come true here, but at a price.

Character Breakdown

CINDERELLA  A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters. Female, 20-30 yrs old, Range: G3 – G5

CINDERELLA’S MOTHER Deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree.  Female, 40-55 yrs old, Range: E4 – F4 

CINDERELLA’S PRINCE Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing. Male, 30-40 yrs oldRange: B2 – F4 

CINDERELLA’S STEPMOTHER The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella.  Female, 40-50 yrs old, Range: A3 – F#5 

FLORINDA and LUCINDA Cinderella’s stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother’s footsteps of abusing Cinderella. Female, 25-35 yrs old, Range: C4 – Ab5 

GIANT Voiceover. The Giant’s wife is an angry and vengeful ‘monster.’ She is seeking restitution for her loss.  Female, 40-60 yrs old, Speaking Role 

JACK The feckless Giant killer who is ‘almost a man.’ He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed.  Male, 20-30 yrs old, Range: B2 – G4 

JACK’S MOTHER Browbeating and weary, Jack’s protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed.  Female, 50-65 yrs old, Range: Bb3 – Gb5 

LITTLE RED RIDINGHOOD A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-wited, fearless, yet youthful and naive.  Female, 15-20 yrs old, Range: Bb3 – F5 

MYSTERIOUS MAN A mischievous vagrant and nosy meddler. He is a good-natured protector and observer.  Male, 50-65 yrs old, Range: G2 – Eb4 

NARRATOR An intellectual and pleasant story-teller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience.  Male, Any Age, Range: G2 – E4 

RAPUNZEL A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world.  Female, 20-30 yrs old, Range: B3 – A5 

RAPUNZEL’S PRINCE Just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exiting endeavor.  Male, 30-40 yrs old, Range: C#3 – E4 

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.  Male, 35-45 yrs old, Range: Ab2 – G4 

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.  Female, 35-45 yrs old, Range: F3 – G5 

THE WITCH Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive.  Female, 45-55 yrs old, Range: F3 – G5 

WOLF Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey.  Male, 30-35 yrs old, Range: Bb2 – Gb4 

MILKY WHITE Jack’s cow who is “as white as milk”.  Sold to the Baker for a sack of beans.  No lines or songs but must have good comic timing.

Director’s Notes:  All auditioning actors should have a song prepared to sing either a cappella or with a track on CD or mp3 file.  Additionally, please get familiar with the show’s music.  Some actors may be cast in more than one role.

Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

“Clear Creek has a great depth of talent in its acting pool and it’s always good to see all roles, large and small, performed to a high standard.”

Shannon Caldwell , The Galveston Daily News

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