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  Musical - February / March 2015

Into the Woods

 

Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM

Book by JAMES LAPINE

 

Directed by Dianna Schepers

Music Direction by Carille Bruno-Thayer

Conducted by Diana Klacynski

Choreography by Alicia Nicole Andreatta-Jacques

 

Production Dates:

Friday & Saturday - February 27 & 28,, 2014 @ 8:00 PM

Sunday - March 1, 2014 @ 2:00 PM

 

Friday & Saturday - March 6 & 7,, 2014 @ 8:00 PM

Sunday - March 8, 2014 @ 2:00 PM

 

Performance Location: California Theatre - Downtown Pittsburg

 

The Brothers Grimm hit Broadway with an epic fairytale where worlds collide. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and brings them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic. 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. Designers will especially enjoy highlighting the fantastical elements of this magical word.

 

Produced with special arrangements with Music Theatre International, Inc. All rights reserved.


  Auditions 

Auditions:

Auditions by appointment only.

Call 925.439.7529 to make an appointment.

 

Saturday - July 26, 2014 - Morning filled - afternoon still available.

Monday - July 28, 2014 - CLOSED - all spots filled.

Tuesday - July 29, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Callbacks)

Thursday - July 31, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 9;00 PM (Callbacks)

 

Audition Location: Pittsburg Presbyterian Church

 

Come prepared with the requisite music for the character(s) you are intersted in protraying.

For more audition information including sheet music and tracks (MP3s), go to Auditions.



  Cast Descriptions 

Cast List

  • CINDERELLA - a young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and sisters. Female 20-35 yrs old. Range G3-G5.
  • CINDERELLA's MOTHER - Deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree. Female, 40-55 yrs old Range: E4 - F4.
  • CINDERELLA's PRINCE - Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing. Male, 30-45 yrs old Range: B2 - F4.
  • CINDERELLA's STEPMOTHER - The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella. Female, 40-55 yrs old Range: A3 - F#5.
  • FLORINDA and LUCINDA - Cinderella's stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother's footsteps of abusing Cinderella. Female (20+). Range: C4 - Ab5.
  • GIANT Voiceover. The Giant's wife is an angry and vengeful 'monster.' She is seeking restitution for her loss. Female, 40-60 yrs old Speaking Role
  • JACK - The feckless Giant killer who is 'almost a man.' He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed. Male, 15-30 yrs old, or young looking. Range: B2 - G4.
  • JACK'S MOTHER - Browbeating and weary, Jack's protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed. Female, 40-65 yrs old Range: Bb3 - Gb5
  • LITTLE RED RIDINGHOOD - A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-wited, fearless, yet youthful and naive. Female, 15-30 yrs old, young looking. Range: Bb3 - F5
  • MYSTERIOUS MAN - A mischievous vagrant and nosy meddler. He is a good-natured protector and observer. Male, 50-70 yrs old Range: G2 - Eb4
  • NARRATOR - An intellectual and pleasant story-teller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience. Male, Any Age Range: G2 - E4
  • RAPUNZEL - A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world. Female, 20-30 yrs old Range: B3 - A5
  • RAPUNZEL'S PRINCE - Just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exiting endeavor. Male, 30-40 yrs old Range: C#3 - E4
  • 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. Male, 30-45 yrs old Range: Ab2 - G4
  • 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. Female, 30-45 yrs old Range: F3 - G5
  • THE WITCH Sarcastic - ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive. Female, 45-55 yrs old Range: F3 - G5
  • WOLF - Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey. Male, 30-45 yrs old Range: Bb2 - Gb4
  • Granny - Little Red's grandmother who was eaten by the wolf. Female (40-80) (some singing, agile).
  • Steward - Cinderella's Prince's assistant. Male, (20+) (non-singing)
  • Snow White and Sleeping Beauty - walk-on roles (pre-cast already by stage crew)

 

NOTE: Expected character doubling:

  • Cinderella's Prince and the Wolf
  • Narrator and Mysterious Man
  • Granny and The Giant