YOUNG ARTISTS INTENSIVE PRODUCTION
Take the next step towards working in the Bay Area theatre community!
Our 20 person cast will be selected from our rounds of auditions and prepare for performance through our 5 week rehearsal process.
Study the concepts and style of different genres and playwrights, develop your character expression, and learn the ropes to being a part of a mainstage production.
AUDITION: VIDEO SUBMISSION OPEN MARCH 20 - APRIL 16
AGES: 11 - 17
AUDITION DETAILS: Please sing 32 bars (1 minute - 1.5 minutes/ verse + chorus) of an uptempo song not from the show. You may use piano/karaoke tracks to accompany your audition. Introduce yourself by saying your name and what song you will be singing before you begin, and that there is ample lighting in the room. We want to see your sweet face! 🙂 Email your audition video, resume (if you have one), headshot, and what roles you are interested in to Lorraine VanRod at firstname.lastname@example.org
All roles are open for submission. We encourage anyone and everyone to audition for any role they would like regardless of character title or description.
The narrator is the storyteller who speaks directly to the audience. This character helps control the pacing of the show and always needs to be ready for their next entrance, as they pop in and out throughout the story. Find a charismatic girl or boy with great diction for this large speaking role with minimal singing.
Vocal Range: Bb3 - D4
Vocal Range: A3 - E5
Raising a son and running a farm all by herself has made Jack 's Mother a bit frazzled and most definitely overworked. Jack s Mother is a great role for a character actress with solid comic timing and good singing skills.
Vocal Range: Bb3 - D5
The Baker 's Wife is a strong, determined and loving woman whose desire to have a child drives the action of the whole show. Her storyline helps tie all the characters storylines together. Cast one of your strongest female performers in this role as it requires both excellent singing and acting as well as a good sense of comedic timing.
Vocal Range: A3 - E5
Little Red Ridinghood
Little Red starts the show as a loud, bratty, pushy, glutton who happily manipulates people and situations to get her way. Eventually, she learns some valuable lessons and softens around the edges. The actress you cast should have a loud, powerful voice and be a good actor. Ideally, your Little Red will have a strong sense of musicality (her songs are often rhythmically challenging).
Vocal Range: Bb3 - Eb5
The Witch is an ancient, mysterious and manipulative woman who will do anything possible to regain her beauty and protect Rapunzel. While she may seem old and haggard, she still has the strength to control other people. This role is perfect for a good character actress and singer who can physically and vocally portray the complexities of the role.
Vocal Range: C4 - C5
Florinda and Lucinda
Cinderella 's Stepsisters are spoiled brats who care only about themselves and marrying Cinderella 's Prince. Cast two actresses who work well together and are able to portray their cattiness in a bold and comical way.
Vocal Range: C4 - G4
The Wolf is a sly and dangerous character intently focused on attacking Little Red Ridinghood. Cast an actor and singer who can physically and vocally bring the Wolf to life. Also keep your wolf on two feet: don't have the actor try to walk on his hands and knees.
Vocal Range: Bb3 - D5
Granny is a feisty woman who is not afraid to fight the Wolf face to face. This non-singing role is perfect for a young performer able to make strong character choices.
Milky-White is Jack s cow. You could use a cardboard or plaster cow for this role, but it can be a lot of fun to cast a child as Milky-White. If you do cast a child in this role, look for a focused performer with an expressive face.
Cinderella's Father will not win any Father-of-the-Year awards. He doesn't care about his daughter's well-being or her actions. This non-singing role is perfect for a new performer just learning to be comfortable onstage.
Vocal Range: B3 - D5
Cinderella' s Mother comforts Cinderella in her one short song. She has no dialogue, so cast a singer with a strong, pleasant voice for this role.
Vocal Range: D4 - D5
Rapunzel's Prince is the pompous and arrogant brother of Cinderella's Prince. Sibling rivalry runs rampant between the brothers, including each brother's belief that his lady love is the most beautiful. Cast a talented singer who can portray confidence both physically and vocally.
Vocal Range: B3 - D5
Cinderella 's Stepmother is a mean, evil woman who only cares about her birth children, daughters Florinda and Lucinda. She has only a few singing lines, so look mainly for an actress who can portray both the strong distaste the character has for Cinderella as well as the love she showers on her own spoiled daughters.
Cinderella is a simple peasant girl whose one wish is to go to the Festival. Unfortunately, when her wish comes true she learns that wishes sometimes come with consequences. Cinderella s inner beauty always shines through her sometimes clumsy and awkward exterior. Cast a great singer and actor who is charming while maintaining a sense of humor.
Vocal Range: A3 - G5
Rapunzel has been stuck in a tower for the majority of her life. Finally, she stands up to the Witch in order to get out to see the world. This role doesn t have a great deal of dialogue, but you will want to cast an excellent soprano singer.
Vocal Range: G4 - F#5
REHEARSAL DATES: July 24th - Aug 10th (5:30pm-9:30pm Sunday - Thursday)
TECH WEEK: Aug 13th - Aug 17th (5:30pm to 10pm)
CALLBACKS: April 30th
August 18th at 7pm
August 19th at 2pm
August 19th at 7pm
August 20th at 2pm
August 25th at 7pm
August 26th at 2pm
August 26th at 7pm
August 27th at 2pm
*MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR ALL REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCES*
ABOUT Into the Woods JR.
Be careful what you wish for, as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical. Into the Woods JR. features all of your favorite characters — Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch — in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.
Director: Lorraine VanRod
Choreographer: Traci Colon
Vocal Director: Rocky James Concepcion
Stage Manager: Stephanie Kara