Audition Dates:
December 13, 2015 at 4-8 pm
December 14, 2015 at 7-9 pm
Callbacks December 16, 2015 at 7pm

Performance Dates:
May 6,7,8, 13,14,15 & 20,21,22, 2016

Please audition with 16 bars of music
(performer's choice) from ITW or other musical.
Bring sheet music, as accompanist is provided.   Choose piece which shows your sense of humor when playing lyrics.

Actors will also be asked to cold read from sides.


Rehearsals begin mid-February.
For more information or rehearsal schedule,
please email the director --
  Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM                     Book by JAMES LAPINE                           

        Originally Directed on Broadway by
                         James Lapine             
         Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick                    

Directed by Sharon FitzHenry   
Music Direction by Bill Martin
Into The Woods Show Synopsis:

“Be careful what you wish for” seems to be the ongoing theme in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Brothers Grimm inspired musical, Into the Woods. The story follows The Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to go the King’s Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give some milk. When the Baker and his wife are visited by the neighborhood witch, who reveals to them that she placed a curse on their family, the two set off on a journey into the woods to reverse the curse. Also in the woods, we meet Little Red, who is trying to visit her grandmother, the Wolf who loves tasty little girls, the Witch’s daughter Rapunzel, and the Princes chasing after their loves. By the end of Act I, everyone has gotten their wish and will seemingly live happily ever after. But in Act II, when Jack’s beanstalk brings them a visit from an angry Giant, we see how the consequences of their actions haunt them in disastrous ways. The community must come together to save each other and their kingdom, but sacrifices must be made.

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, adult playing a child. 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 legit 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.
Role Descriptions and Casting Requirements
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

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. Must be very flexible actor. Lots of stage time…in a cow suit…
Male or Female