Into the Woods Auditions

CharACTers
Into the Woods Auditions Friday, September 9 - Saturday, September 10 Arrow Graphics, 101 Rainbow Industrial Blvd, Rainbow City, AL 35906 Map

CharACTers and Gadsden State

are proud to announce auditions for

Into the Woods

Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM

Book by JAMES LAPINE

Dates, Times, and Location:

September 9 at 6:00 p.m.

September 10 and 11 at 2:00 p.m.

All auditions will be held at CAFA / Arrow Graphics on HWY 77.

Things to prepare:

Those wishing to audition need to prepare to sing a song. It is preferred that auditionees audition with a CD (instrumental only) or supply their own pianist. It is also acceptable for auditionees to sing a cappella. Auditionees are encouraged to choose a song that truly shows off their vocal capabilities. It is also highly encouraged that auditionees are prepared to act out their song as they are singing it. Please dress comfortably and come prepared to learn some brief dance combinations.

Follow the link below to learn about the auditioning process, tips and tricks, and the dos & don'ts of auditioning. http://www.charactersentertainment.com/auditions-tips-and-tricks.html

The director, Cody Carlton and music director, Scott Johnson, and the whole production team is looking for an energetic cast that can sing, dance, AND act! Roles feature parts for highly skilled singers and actors! The cast features roles for male and female performers ages 15 and up.

Performances will be held December 2-11, 2016 at Wallace Hall Fine Arts Center.

For more information visit http://www.CharACTersEntertainment.com or email director Cody Carlton at .

Synopsis

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.

One of Sondheim's most popular works, Into the Woods is a musically sophisticated show with the opportunity to feature actors adept at dark comedy.

Character Breakdown *please note that ages are simply suggestions*

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: 18 to 35

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: 15 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: 25 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: 25 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: 25 to 45

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: F3

Cinderella's Stepmother

The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella.

Gender: Female

Age: 30 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: 18 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 25

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: 30 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: 30 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: 35 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: 20 to 40

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: 18 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: 20 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: 20 to 40

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: C#3

Giant

Voiceover. The Giant's wife is an angry and vengeful 'monster.' She is seeking restitution for her loss.

Gender: Female

Age: 30 to 60