INTO THE WOODS
Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Book by JAMES LAPINE
Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Directed by Josh Harbour with Music Direction by Teonna Murphy-Polk
Performing on the Garza Mainstage for two weekends, August 20 - 29
Rehearsals: August 2 - August 20,
Mondays - Fridays 4pm - 9pm
Saturdays August 7 & 14 1pm - 5pm
Video auditions accepted until May 14. In-person callbacks will be Wednesday, May 19 from 7pm-10pm.
The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make.
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.
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.
Many parts can be played by any gender. This is a fabulous ensemble musical production that will perform on the Garza Mainstage.
This will be a fast-paced audition-only class and students will be expected to learn much of the music prior in order to ensure a smooth rehearsal process.
Fee: $449 + $35 registration. There is no fee to audition. Once casting is announced, registration must be completed within 24 hours to secure your spot. Payment plans are available.
How to Audition (Zoom Auditions)
Video auditions are accepted until Friday, May 14, 2021. Callbacks will be held onsite with proper social distancing and safety procedures on Wednesday, May 19 from 7pm - 10pm.
1. Record your video audition. You have two options for material:
Prepare either of these two songs (any gender can sing either song). Instructions and materials at this link.
Alternatively, you may prepare a 60 second cut of any other song from the show.
Although we understand that no all actors are interested in the characters associated with the two proposed songs, they were chosen because "Giants" has the broadest range of any of the songs and all of the male lead parts have a top range required that is the same as the top range of that song. "I Know Things" is a less tricky Sondheim song for those who are not accustomed to the rhythms of this composer. So regardless of what song you sing, the director will consider you for any part you list of interest.
2. Complete our online audition form at this link. You will need a link to your audition video, any conflicts, an emergency contact, your acting resume, and a headshot. The dates listed are the rehearsal dates. Please be thorough with your conflicts. Surprise-conflicts later can cause an actor to be replaced.
Friday, August 20, 7:30pm
Saturday, August 21, 7:30pm
Sunday, August 22, 3pm
Friday, August 27, 7:30pm
Saturday, August 28, 7:30pm
Sunday, August 29, 3pm
Health and Safety
All participants and families will be expected to abide by our Health and Safety protocols developed to help prevent the spread of COVID -19.
Into the Woods
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.