Be careful what you wish for, as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical. Into the Woods JR. features all of your favorite characters — Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch — in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.
The musical centers on 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, and wind up changed forever.
Updates for Into The Woods Jr
|Emma Benham||Ensemble/Milky White|
|Jorian Chait||Cinderella’s Prince|
|Kylan Chait||Rapunzel’s Prince|
|Catherine Curtis||Mysterious Man|
|Zoey Hart||Jack’s Mother|
|Hailey Laidig||Little Red|
|Alina Pierzga||Baker’s Wife|
|Kaitlyn Woodward||Cinderella’s Mother/Granny/US Little Red|
|Emma England||Artistic Director|
|Nikki Gray||Music Director|
|Bear Hogan||Technical Director|
|Payten Mcleod||Assistant Director|
Hello! Thank you so much for auditioning for Into the Woods, Jr. We both enjoyed watching so many engaging performances! We had an overwhelming amount of talent at the auditions, but cannot call back everyone due to time restraints. If you did not receive a callback, please don't be discouraged. Keep training and auditioning! We hope to see you at a future audition. Please remember, if you are not cast this time around, it is ok. We have a very specific vision as to how this story will be told- you may not have been right for this production, but you must learn and grow from this experience and prepare for the next production that you will be right for! If you were not cast and are looking for feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to discuss our decisions with you. Remember that auditions for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (musical) are only 2 weeks away! Wednesday, September 25th! CALLBACK SCHEDULE Saturday, September 14. 12-1:30pm Sing for Little Red, Jack, Jack's Mother, Baker, Baker's Wife, Cinderella, Narrator, Witch 1:30-3:30pm Sing for other roles and Scenework and movement for all roles All callback material can be found here by choosing the show title Into the Woods Jr: https://www.mtishows.com/broadway-junior/audition-central Here is a link to tracks we found on youtube you can use to rehearse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5JU-v_irUE&list= PL7NqeasdrGOdshVehXiPSKiqZQl_DkA0c Not everyone will sing AND read scenes. We will release actors at various times throughout the callback process. First cuts will be made at 1:30pm and those asked to stay and read scenes will be released between 2-3:30pm. The cast list will be posted by Monday, September 16. Our first rehearsal, read through, and parent/cast meeting will be Wednesday, September 18 from 6-9pm. FIND OUT YOUR AUDITION FEEDBACK - We're doing a special workshop this Wednesday from 6-7:30pm called "Callback Magic." At the workshop, we will be going over our top 5 tricks to put your best self forward and will use material from Into the Woods Jr to help you feel more comfortable going into the callback. We will also give each person the opportunity to hear their audition feedback and get feedback on one aspect of their callback assignment. To sign up, go to: http://studio3arts.ticketleap.com/callbackmagic $15 per person. EVERYONE AUDITIONING should learn the following in addition to what is listed for the character: FINALE PART 4 measures 24-51 - found in the Narrator's Score It does not need to be memorized. Here are some tips to help you with your callback: Your audition starts the moment you arrive. I am looking to create a strong cast full of youth who want to tell this story. Please come prepared to convince me that you need to be here – a distracted actor is one I will not be casting. Make BIG decisions with your character choices. I am interested in working with actors who are not afraid to step outside of themselves in BIG ways! Every part requires the actor to commit to their character’s feelings, beliefs, and most importantly, their wants. On Saturday, I want to see what you can bring to this character. Be directable. I am looking for actors who can take direction and ask for clarification if needed. The actor’s job is to tell a story, and they do this by bringing their imaginations and energy into the script. The Director’s job is to refine this energy into a message the audience can understand. Bring your BIG ideas but allow me to refine them into something that communicates. Have FUN! We are going to be working hard over the next few months, but this work should be rooted in FUN! If we are not enjoying yourselves, the audience won’t enjoy themselves. Demonstrate to me how much you enjoy performing and practicing your craft! We will be exploring new things together and learning about each other. Let’s have fun while we do this! CALLBACK ASSIGNMENTS: Narrator (prepare MTI material. For Finale, Part 4, learn measures 1-23) 1, 5, 8, 11, 24, 42 Cinderella (prepare MTI material. ALSO learn Opener Part 1 - found in the Jack's Mother score) 1, 15, 30, 50, 59 Jack (prepare MTI material - do not need to learn I Guess This is Goodbye. For singing only Giants in the Sky - Please ALSO learn Opener Part 1 - found in the Jack's Mother score) 4, 31, 41, 43 Jack's Mother (prepare MTI material - Please ALSO learn Opener Part 1 - found in the Jack's Mother score) 6, 19, 24, 33 Baker (prepare MTI material - Please ALSO learn Opener Part 1 - found in the Jack's Mother score) 9, 61 Baker's Wife (prepare MTI material - Please ALSO learn Opener Part 1 - found in the Jack's Mother score) 6, 7, 15, 22, 30, 58, 59 Little Red Ridinghood (prepare MTI material) 4, 17, 34, 36, 44, 50 Witch (prepare MTI material) 7, 15, 19, 30, 33 Cinderella's Prince & Rapunzel's Prince (prepare MTI material) 9, 23, 41, 42, 57 Stepmother (prepare MTI material - Please ALSO learn Opener Part 1 - found in the Jack's Mother score) 5, 7, 8, 15 Stepsisters Florinda and Lucinda (prepare MTI material - Please ALSO learn Opener Part 1 - found in the Jack's Mother score) 3, 7, 8, 12, 29, 38, 40, 43 Cinderella's Mother/Granny (prepare MTI material) 11, 12, 24, 28, 29, 50, 59 Rapunzel (prepare MTI material - sing song up the octave) 1, 22, 59 Mysterious Man (prepare MTI material) 9, 42, 57, 61 The Wolf (prepare MTI material. Also prepare Hello Little Girl) 42, 57 Milky White (nothing to prepare - you will be dancing and operating a puppet) 3, 12, 29, 34, 36, 38 Thank you all for your energy and creativity! Break legs on Saturday! Thank you, Dustin Loehr, Emma England, & Nikki Gray Into the Woods Jr, Casting Directors Limelight Performing Arts