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INTO THE WOODS
Playhouse 22 seeks a cast for its March 2019 production of Into the Woods. All roles are open.
Auditions will be held on:
Saturday, November 10th from 1 - 4pm & Sunday, November 11th from 7 - 9:30pm
Callbacks, by invitation, will take place on Saturday, November 17th beginning at 1pm
To sign up for an audition time slot please click here.
Audition appointments are strongly recommended. Walk-ins will be seen as time permits.
Performance dates are March 29 - April 14, 2019 (Friday & Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 3pm)
Directed by Matt Muccigrossi
Music Direction by Anthony “Coop” Competello
Choreographed by Genevieve Estanislau
Seeking a diverse company of 17 actors. The creative team is very open to non-traditional casting for this production. With the exception of the LITTLE GIRL all actors MUST be at least 18 years old at the time of auditions. No exceptions. Actors should realistically be able to portray the age ranges listed in the breakdown below.
For adult roles please prepare one complete musical theatre song in the style of the show and bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. No a capella auditions will be allowed. It is strongly advised that you do not sing a selection from the show. We are particularly looking for strong acting skills in your audition so please keep that in mind when selecting a song. There will not be a dance call. Please bring a resume and headshot, if available.
For children auditioning for the LITTLE GIRL please prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre song and bring sheet music in the correct key. In addition, we ask that you prepare the Narrator side attached to the right – this need not be memorized. Please bring a resume and headshot, if available.
Rehearsals will begin in January 2019. It is imperative that those auditioning have weekend availability. Rehearsals will take place on Saturdays (morning/afternoon), Sundays (evening) and one weekday evening TBD. Tech begins Friday, March 22 and runs through Thursday, March 28 and all actors must be available.
This is an all-volunteer cast, and no stipends will be offered.
LITTLE GIRL: Female, 10-13. Max height 4’10. Our narrator. Worldly-wise for her age, honest,
a strong presence. Should be very experienced on stage with excellent diction. A natural
BAKER: Male, 30-40. Perpetually worried and insecure, refuses to let others fight his battles.
He cannot have children due to a witch’s curse. An intelligent, sensitive actor with great comic
sensibility and emotional vulnerability. Baritone.
BAKER’S WIFE: Female, 30-40. Headstrong, confident and intelligent. She desperately wishes
to be a mother. A dreamer. Strong actress with an optimistic energy and a witty sensibility.
THE WITCH: Female, 40-60. Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel.
She has placed a curse on the Baker’s family. A powerful and commanding presence with great
comic sensibility, capable of deep vulnerability. Mix/Belt.
CINDERELLA: Female, 18-30. A young woman with an identity crisis. Great comic actress with
intelligence, depth and sweetness. Soprano.
CINDERELLA’S PRINCE/WOLF: Male, 25-38. Very handsome, arrogant and self-serving.
Life for him is deciding which maiden to seduce next. / He entices his victims with flowers and
fun until they willingly succumb to his desires; slick and sexy. Actor should be in excellent
physical shape. Tenor/High Baritone.
JACK: Male, 18-25. Adventurous, clueless and eager to please. His quest up the beanstalk
teaches him lessons he never thought he would learn. Tenor.
JACK’S MOTHER: Female, 40-55. Overworked and overwhelmed. Jack's protective mother who
is struggling to make ends meet. Soprano.
STEPMOTHER: Female, 40-55. A beautiful yet mean-spirited and demanding woman. Soprano.
FLORINDA: Female, 18-30. Vain, gorgeous and black of heart. Follows in her mother’s
footsteps of abusing Cinderella. Soprano.
LUCINDA: Female, 18-30. Vain, gorgeous and black of heart. Follows in her mother’s footsteps
of abusing Cinderella. Soprano.
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD: Female, 18-22. Independent and free spirited. A spoiled,
well-fed young woman. A fierce comic performer capable of portraying rebellion and resilience.
RAPUNZEL: Female, 18-28. An attractive yet mentally unstable young woman. Stands up to
her mother and eventually leaves her to discover the world. Will double as the Golden Harp.
Soprano. Note – this production will be using “Our Little World.”
RAPUNZEL’S PRINCE: Male, 25-38. Handsome, confident, adoring. After having to live in his
brother’s shadow for so long, he sets out to seek his own adventures. Tenor/High Baritone.
MYSTERIOUS MAN/CINDERELLA’S FATHER: Male, 50-70. An eccentric old man. Soulful
and wise. / Oblivious and probably drunk. Strong character actor. Baritone.
STEWARD: Male, 30-40. Surly, bureaucratic, full of self-importance. Tenor or Baritone.
MILKY-WHITE/CINDERELLA’S MOTHER/GRANNY/GIANT: Female, 60+. Jack’s best
friend - frail and sickly. / Deceased, appears in times of trouble to guide Cinderella and help
fulfill her wishes. / Feisty and vindictive; loves her granddaughter immensely. / Angry and
vengeful; a commanding off stage voice. Strong character actress. Soprano.
Questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (732) 254-3939.
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