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Into the Woods Auditions
May 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - May 20, 2016 @ 10:00 pm
Leeds Center for the Arts is excited to announce auditions for Into the Woods! Auditions are scheduled for May 18 or 19, 2016. Callbacks will be on May 20, 2016. Auditions are for ages 12 and up.
To audition, you MUST fill out the form for a time slot by following this link.
Please prepare 16 bars of a song in the style of the show that demonstrates your acting and vocal ability. Into the Woods will be directed by Sarah Evans with musical direction by Mary Joy Nelson.
Show dates are September 1-4, 2016 and 9-11, 2016.
Character descriptions and requirements are as follows:
Baker’s Wife: Mezzo-Soprano: G – High F: Determined and bright. A romantic at heart, but materialistic at times. The leading role with plenty of songs. Good acting skills needed.
The Witch: Mezzo-Soprano: Low F – High F with good belt!: Outwardly: self-serving, possessive, sarcastic, vain, charismatic. Inwardly: insecure and lonely. Hugely challenging role, strong singing and acting needed.
Cinderella Soprano: G – High G: Earnest, pretty, warm-hearted, kind, and trying to find her place in the world. A survivor. Good singing voice particularly required.
Little Red Riding Hood: Mezzo-Soprano: B – High F: A spoiled, clever, vain, smart alec. Seeks approval in place of love, of which she has had none. Fun character. Soprano or alto
Rapunzel: High Soprano: C – High A sharp: A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is completely and utterly innocent of worldly matters and drifts through life. Needs good vocal control. Strong soprano.
Jack’s Mother Soprano: B – High F sharp: A single mother and a fighter, working hard and determined to make a good life for her hapless son. Older, mid-range female.
Cinderella’s Stepmother: Mezzo-Soprano: A sharp – High F Mean-spirited, greedy and demanding. Superb character part.
Lucinda: Mezzo-Soprano: C – High E: Cinderella’s stepsister, lovely but black of heart. Loud, energetic. Good character role.
Florinda: Mezzo-Soprano: C – High E: Cinderella’s stepsister, lovely but black of heart. Loud, energetic. Good character role.
Cinderella’s Mother: Soprano: Nurturing and loving. A spirit, who dispenses useful advice. Good singing voice
Granny Open: vocal range. Bitter and vindictive, she is Little Red’s feisty, savage, knife-wielding grandmother. No solo singing, but plenty of humor.
Giant: Female. Loud, angry, offstage voice only. No singing. Could double as chorus.
Snow White Small role with no solo singing.
Sleeping Beauty Small role with no solo singing.
Baker Baritone: A – High G An average working man. Warm hearted and determined but insecure, and has never faced his fears. Loads of singing – strong voice needed.
Jack Tenor: A – High G The feckless Giant Killer, almost a man. Eager to please and impulsive. A little slow of learning, and misled by his lack of self-knowledge. A challenging role. Strong legit tenor.
Cinderella’s Prince Baritone: B – High F Vain, gorgeous, self-dramatizing and endlessly confident. A hero in his own life’s story.
Mysterious Man Baritone: G – High E flat A mischievous vagrant with a secret. Mostly acting role but with one big musical number. Must be physical actor, who can move.
Narrator Baritone: G – High E Intellectual and pleasant. A good storyteller who relates directly with the audience. Mainly spoken role with a couple of singing lines.
Rapunzel’s Prince Baritone: C sharp – High E Just as vain, gorgeous, etc as his older brother although not as tall. Strives endlessly to be beat him in all things.
Wolf Baritone: B – High G flat Hungry and insatiable. Seductive and sexy. Only two scenes but he could easily steal them both!
Steward Open vocal range. Surly and bureaucratic, full of self-importance. No solo singing but plenty of good lines.
Cinderella’s Father Open vocal range A drinker, out of touch with his family but harmless and well-meaning. No solo singing.
Milky White Non-singing…must moo A sad sickly cow. Male or female.
Ensemble roles are also available.