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Into the Woods Audition

by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim
Director: Sam Williams
Musical Director: David Williams

When: Sunday, August 1st – 7:00 pm

Where: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom

What to Bring: A headshot and resume if you have them.

What to Prepare: 16 bars of a song with printed music or a backing track. An accompanist will be provided.  ALSO bring a one to two minute comedic monologue.

Rehearsals are Monday through Thursday evenings from August 2nd – September 2nd

Performances are September 3rd – October 3rd Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 4:00pm.

Synopsis

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

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.

Characters

NARRATOR
An intellectual and pleasant storyteller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience.

CINDERELLA
A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters.

JACK
The feckless Giant killer who is ‘almost a man.’ He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed.

JACK’S MOTHER
Browbeating and weary, Jack’s protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed.

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.

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.

CINDERELLA’S STEPMOTHER
The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella.

FLORINDA AND LUCINDA
Cinderella’s stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother’s footsteps of abusing Cinderella.

LITTLE RED RIDINGHOOD
A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-witted, fearless, yet youthful and naive.

THE WITCH
Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive.

CINDERELLA’S MOTHER
Deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree.

MYSTERIOUS MAN
A mischievous vagrant and nosy meddler. He is a good-natured protector and observer.

WOLF
Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey.

RAPUNZEL
A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world.

CINDERELLA’S PRINCE
Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing.

RAPUNZEL’S PRINCE
Just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exiting endeavor.

GIANT
Voiceover. The Giant’s wife is an angry and vengeful ‘monster.’ She is seeking restitution for her loss.

If you have any further questions call (916) 353-1001.

A Wrinkle in Time Audition: July 25, 2021

A Wrinkle in Time by John Glore.

Adapted from Madeline L’Engle’s Newbery Medal winning novel.

Directed by Michael Coleman

Audition Date: July 25th, 2021 at 7pm.

Rehearsal Times: Beginning July 26th. Actual dates and times TBD.

Performance Dates: Saturday and Sunday at 1pm from September 11th thru October 3rd.

 

Casting ages 12-30

All performers and crew are required to be Covid vaccinated.

 

What to Bring:

-A Headshot and Resume
-Any Conflicts you may have for show or rehearsal dates
-A vaccination card

 

Looking for three actors to play:

Margaret “Meg” Murry

Meg is an unusually intelligent thirteen-year-old girl who is a misfit at school. She is warmhearted but impulsive. The main source of her unhappiness, however, comes from the fact that her brilliant scientist father disappeared a number of years ago, and has made no contact with his loving, close-knit family since. Meg’s greatest faults are her anger, impatience, and lack of self-confidence, but she channels and overcomes them, ultimately emerging victorious.

 

Charles Wallace Murry

Meg’s gifted five-year-old brother, Charles Wallace is incredibly intelligent, sensitive, and telepathic. His talents extend from advanced factual and scientific knowledge to an unusual ability to penetrate and understand the minds of others. He is described as “something new”, an evolutionary “next step”.. His assurance of his abilities proves to be his vulnerability Charles is very close to his older sister

 

Calvin O’Keefe

Calvin is a fourteen-year-old boy who’s so smart he’s in eleventh grade He excels academically, socially, and in sports from an early age, but feels disconnected from his peers. Calvin comes from a large family that does not really care about him, but he nonetheless demonstrates a strong capacity for love and affection, and shows a burgeoning romantic interest in Meg. He finds a truer home with the Murrys.

 

The witches, the parents, and other various characters have been precast.

 

If you have any questions, please contact me at michaelkcoleman1@gmail.com or call 916-353-1001.