Into the Woods Auditions

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Into the Woods

Book by James Lapine

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Director: Jay Lewis

Assistant Director: Bentleigh Nesbit

Music Director: Ashley Green

Stage Manager: Whitney Shearon


 

Into the Woods Auditions:

Sunday and Monday, July 1-2 from 6-9pm at the Granbury Opera House (133 E. Pearl Street, Granbury, Texas 76048 – please enter through the artists entrance at the back of the building)

Callbacks (if needed – by invitation): Tuesday, July 3 from 6pm-9pm at the Granbury Opera House

Audition Requirements:

  • Please come prepared with a headshot and resume.
  • You must note ALL conflicts for rehearsals and performances on the evening of your auditions.
  • Auditions will include a cold reading from the script. 
  • Prepare a clearly marked 16 to 32 bar cut from a song in the style of the show. Accompaniment will be provided so please provide the sheet music.

 

Production Description

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.

Schedule Your Audition

Rehearsals will begin Monday, July 9.

  • Typically, rehearsals will be Monday-Thursday from 7-10pm and Saturday from 9am-1pm.
  • Tech Week rehearsals on August 13-16 will be Monday-Thursday from 6-10pm.
  • There may be a Que to Que rehearsal on Sunday, August 12.
  • The production runs from August 17 through September 9 with shows on Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2pm.
  • GTC is a non-Equity theatre company. Actor stipends are available for some roles.
  • Housing is available upon request.

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If unable to attend the general audition dates, video submissions will be accepted through July 2 at auditions@granburytheatrecompany.org.

CHARACTER LISTING

Narrator – An intellectual and pleasant story-teller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: E4 | Vocal range bottom: G2


Cinderella – A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters.
Gender: Female | Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: G5 | Vocal range bottom: G3


Jack – The feckless Giant killer who is ‘almost a man.’ He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed.
Gender: Male | Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: G4 | Vocal range bottom: B2


Jack’s Mother -Browbeating and weary, Jack’s protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed.
Gender: Female | Age: 50 to 65
Vocal range top: Gb5 | Vocal range bottom: Bb3


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.
Gender: Male | Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: G4 | Vocal range bottom: Ab2


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.
Gender: Female | Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: G5 | Vocal range bottom: F3


Cinderella’s Stepmother – The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella.
Gender: Female | Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: F#5 | Vocal range bottom: A3


Florinda And Lucinda – Cinderella’s stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother’s footsteps of abusing Cinderella.
Gender: Female | Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: Ab5 | Vocal range bottom: C4


Little Red Ridinghood – A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-wited, fearless, yet youthful and naive.
Gender: Female | Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: F5 | Vocal range bottom: Bb3


The Witch – Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive.
Gender: Female | Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: G5 | Vocal range bottom: F3


Cinderella’s Mother – Deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree.
Gender: Female | Age: 40 to 55
Vocal range top: F4 | Vocal range bottom: E4


Mysterious Man – A mischievous vagrant and nosy meddler. He is a good-natured protector and observer.
Gender: Male | Age: 50 to 65
Vocal range top: Eb4 | Vocal range bottom: G2


Wolf – Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey.
Gender: Male | Age: 30 to 35
Vocal range top: Gb4 | Vocal range bottom: Bb2


Rapunzel – A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world.
Gender: Female | Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: A5 | Vocal range bottom: B3


Cinderella’s Prince – Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing.
Gender: Male | Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: F4 | Vocal range bottom: B2


Rapunzel’s Prince – Just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exiting endeavor.
Gender: Male | Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: E4 | Vocal range bottom: C#3


Cinderella’s Father – A drinker, out of touch with his family but harmless and well-meaning.
Gender: Male | Age: 40 to 55
Vocal range open


Giant – Voiceover. The Giant’s wife is an angry and vengeful ‘monster.’ She is seeking restitution for her loss.
Gender: Female | Age: 40 to 60