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Auditions: Into the Woods


This Audition: March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Sunday and Monday, repeating until March 30, 2020

Announcing open auditions on March 29 and 30 at 7:00 pm.

By James Lapine & Stephen Sondheim
Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Directed by Teri Grimes
Performances: June 5 – 21, 2020

The Bellingham Theatre Guild will hold auditions for our spring musical, Into the Woods, by Stephen Sondheim, on Sunday and Monday, March 29 – 30 at 7:00 p.m. Call-backs, if necessary, will be held on Tuesday, March 31, at 7:00 p.m.

Those who audition will be asked to sing 16-32 measures of a Broadway show tune, and to do a cold reading from the script. There will be a brief improv exercise and some physical movement. Please dress to move. Those auditioning should bring sheet music of their song for the accompanist.

Parts are available for 12-14 women and 7-9 men.

If you have questions about the auditions, please contact Teri Grimes at grimesteri@gmail.com.

Into the Woods Casting Requirements

(Role, Singing Range. Character/Performer Description)

Leading Roles
Baker’s Wife, Mezzo G3-F5. Determined and bright. Romantic at heart. Strong actor/singer.
Witch, Mezzo or Sop F3-F5. Outwardly self-serving, vain, charismatic. Inwardly, insecure and lonely. Strong actor/singer.
Cinderella, Soprano G3-G5. Earnest, pretty, warm-hearted. Strong actor/singer.
Little Red Riding Hood, Bright belter B3 – F5. Spoiled, clever, vain; character actor – can be a teen or adult playing younger.

Supporting Roles
Rapunzel, Soprano A3-A#5. Loopy-but-lovely maiden; innocent. Needs strong vocal control in legit soprano range/style.
Jack’s Mother, Soprano B3 – F#5. Single mother, a fighter, working hard to make life good for her hapless son. Good mid-range needed. Mature female desired.
Cinderella’s Stepmother, Mezzo A#3 – F5. Mean-spirited, greedy, demanding. Superb character role.
Lucinda, Mezzo C4 – E5. Cinderella’s stepsister, lovely but black of heart. Loud, energetic. Good character role.
Florinda, Mezzo C4- E5. Cinderella’s stepsister, lovely but black of heart. Loud, energetic. Good character role.

Featured/Cameo Roles
Cinderella’s Mother , Soprano G3-Ab5. Nurturing/loving. Must have strong, legit singing voice. may double with other minor role(s).
Granny, Open. Red Riding Hood’s feisty, bitter, vindictive grandmother. Good comic timing. Ensemble singing. May double.
Snow White, Open. Cameo role, ensemble singing. May double and/or be Backstage crew.
Sleeping Beauty, Open. Cameo role, ensemble singing. May double and/or be backstage crew.
Giant, Open. Offstage voice only; will be doubled with another role. Ensemble singing.

(Role, Singing Range. Character/Performer Description)

Lead Roles
Baker, Baritone A2 – G4. Average “every man”, warm-hearted, determined but insecure. A lot of singing! Strong actor/singer.
Jack, Tenor A2 – G4. The feckless giant-killer. Eager to please, genuine, a little slow of learning and easily mislead. High overall singing range, requires lovely lyric tenor quality. Can be teen or adult playing childlike.

Supporting Roles
Cinderella’s Prince, Baritone Bb2 – Gb4. Vain, gorgeous, self-dramatizing, and confident. Legit baritone quality. May double as Wolf.
Rapunzel’s Prince, Baritone C#3-Gb4. Younger brother of above, with same flaws. Very legit baritone quality.
Wolf, Baritone, B2-Gb4. Hungry, insatiable, seductive. Great comedic role – only two scenes but great ones. Must be strong singer/character actor.
Mysterious Man, Baritone G3-E4. Mischievous vagrant with a secret. Mature male. Mostly acting role, but he has one big musical number. May double as narrator.
Narrator, Baritone G3-Eb4. Intellectual, pleasant. Good storyteller who relates directly to audience. Mainly spoken role with some singing lines

Featured/Cameo Roles
Steward, Open. Surly, bureaucratic, full of self-importance. Ensemble Singing only. Plenty of good lines.
Cinderella’s Father, Open. Ineffectual, out of touch, but harmless and well- meaning. Ensemble singing only.


March 30
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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