OPEN CALL AUDITIONS
Summit Theatre Group
INTO THE WOODS
Summit Theatre Group announces
Open Audition Call for
Into the Woods
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Provided by Special Arrangement with MTI Shows
New York, NY (www.mtishows.com)
Directed by Brad Rackers
Music Direction by Ginger Birch
Performance Dates: August 7 & 8, 2020 at 6 pm
Performs Outdoor in LS - Specific Venue TBA
Into the Woods will be an in-concert minimally staged production; no set will be used. The production will be memorized and sung to official tracks from MTI Shows.. Social-distanced staging will be creative not requiring actors to touch.
View Character List & Audition Song requirements here: www.summittheatre.org/onstage or listed below as well.
Fill out this Google Form expressing your interest in auditioning for the production: https://forms.gle/uzBnGyBm3Je8YJpR7
Within the form you will also submit a video including the one required song cutting of your TOP character choice featuring your voice & acting ability, as well as a current resume detailing your acting experience. Your song cutting should be no longer than 1 minute. Please DO NOT send in a full song - only your preferred cutting. We will not listen to the entire video if you submit a full song.
You may sing along with any karaoke or accompaniment track/piano on your video. Here is a link to full piano accompaniment tracks on youtube for your convenience: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5mBGdlebxNSNhHgqElY_xlW-ddpKy7CD
Headshots are not needed at this time.
Video submissions are due by Friday, June 26 by midnight. We will not accept submissions after that time.
REHEARSALS & WORK ETHIC
- Rehearsals will take place via Zoom as well as small socially distanced groups in person until all cast are needed. Possibly around 3-4 days a week until the last two weeks before performance.
- The dates and location of rehearsals are TBD at this point. We will not have any specific answers about rehearsals at this time, but anticipate the ability to be flexible with such a small cast. The Google Form has a place to submit any conflicts. Conflicts will not be accepted after July 26.
- Rehearsals will start on Monday, July 6 in the evening with a Zoom cast meeting.
- Because of the very short turnaround from casting to performance (5 weeks), it is necessary for actors to have the ability to learn and work on the music/lines on their own outside of rehearsals on a consistent basis. Rehearsals will be spent shaping songs and scenes, rather than teaching specific vocal parts.
CASTING & PRODUCTION INFO
The show will be cast directly from video submissions. No callbacks required.
Casting decisions will be announced by July 1.
STG encourages artists of all ethnicities, backgrounds, and genders to be considered for all roles.
Jack & Little Red: No one under the age of 10 will be considered for the role of Jack. No one under the age of 12 will be considered for the role of Little Red.
All other age suggestions for characters are flexible based on the audition submissions and can be cast in a variety of combinations. Please note the show will only be cast with the characters on the provided list, STG will not be adding an ensemble.
Cast will need to provide their own hair needs, makeup, and costumes/shoes with approval. There will be options available to borrow items from STG and other local entities/individuals. Hair and makeup items are not allowed to be shared between actors.
A COVID-19 protocol will be set in place for all involved - STG is currently making those assessments and plans. As mentioned above, the social-distanced staging will not require actors to touch.
CHARACTER LIST & SONG REQUIREMENTS
Narrator: An intellectual and pleasant story-teller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience. Gender: Male. Vocal Range: G2-E4. Sing: Ever After
Cinderella: A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters. Gender: Female. Age: 18 to 30. Vocal Range: G3-G5. Sing: On the Steps of the Palace
Jack: The feckless Giant killer who is 'almost a man.' He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed. Gender: Male. Age: 10 to 18. Vocal Range: B2-G4. Sing: Giants in the Sky
Jack's Mother: Browbeating and weary, Jack's protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed. Gender: Female. Age: 40 to 65. Vocal Range: Bb3-Gb5. Sing: Into the Woods Prologue (starting with “Jack, Jack, Jack, head in a sack” to “into the woods to journey’s end”)
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. Gender: Male. Age: 25 to 50. Vocal Range: Ab2-G4. Sing: No More
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. Gender: Female. Age: 25 to 50. Vocal Range: F3-G5. Sing: Moment in the Woods
Cinderella's Stepmother: The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella. Gender: Female. Age: 35 to 55. Vocal Range: A3-F#5. Sing: Into the Woods Prologue chorus ending (starting with “The way is clear, the light is good” to “that makes it worth the journeying”)
Florinda and Lucinda: Cinderella's stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother's footsteps of abusing Cinderella. Gender: Female. Age: 18 to 30. Vocal Range: C4-Ab5. Sing: Into the Woods Prologue chorus ending (starting with “The way is clear, the light is good” to “that makes it worth the journeying”)
Little Red Riding Hood: A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-witted, fearless, yet
youthful and naive. Gender: Female. Age: 12 to 18. Vocal Range: Bb3-F5. Sing: I Know Things Now
Witch: Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive. Gender: Female. Age: 35 to 55. Vocal Range: F3-G5. Sing: The Last Midnight
Cinderella's Mother: Deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree. Gender: Female. Age: 40 to 55. Vocal Range: E4-F5. (will triple as Granny/Giant) Sing: Cinderella at the Grave
Mysterious Man: A mischievous vagrant and nosy meddler. He is a good-natured protector and observer. Gender: Male. Age: 35 to 65. Vocal Range: G2-Eb4. (will double as Cinderella's Father) Sing: No More
Wolf: Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey. Gender: Male. Age: 30 to 50. Vocal Range: Bb2-Gb4. (will double as Steward) Sing: Hello Little Girl
Rapunzel: A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world. Gender: Female. Age: 18 to 35. Vocal Range: B3-A5. Sing: Rapunzel’s Song and Cinderella at the Grave
Cinderella's Prince: Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing. Gender: Male. Age: 18 to 30. Vocal Range: B2- F4. Sing: Agony
Rapunzel's Prince: Just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exciting endeavor. Gender: Male. Age: 18 to 30. Vocal range top: C#3-E4. Sing: Agony