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Into The Woods

SHOW INFORMATION
Performances:
May 20-22, 27-29, Jun 3-4
Friday/Saturday Performances 8pm, Sunday 2pm

An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Ridinghood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch...who raps? They're all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairy tale. When a Baker and his Wife learn they've been cursed with childlessness by the Witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects required to break the spell, swindling, lying to and stealing from Cinderella, Little Red, Rapunzel and Jack (the one who climbed the beanstalk).

Everyone's wish is granted at the end of Act One, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later, with disastrous results. What begins a lively irreverent fantasy in the style of "The Princess Bride" becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility and the stories we tell our children.

Stage and Vocal Direction by John (JD) Deierlein

Character Description
(In order of appearance)
Some characters may be doubled by the same actor.
Listed ages are that of the character and not necessarily the actor 
(Click character name for audition song)

THE BAKER
(additional Baker song)

Baritone
Ab2 - G4

Harried and insecure.

30s

CINDERELLA
(additional Cinderella song)

Soprano
G3 - G5

Earnest, warm-hearted. Strong singer.

20s

THE WITCH
(additional Witch song)

Mezzo-Soprano
F3 - G5

Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous.

Adult Female

THE BAKER'S WIFE

Mezzo-Soprano
F3 - G5

Determined and bright.

30s

JACK
(additional Jack song)

Tenor (Flexible)
B2 - G4
May be cast as un-changed boy voice.

The feckless Giant Killer, almost a man, but naïve and wide-eyed.

13-18

LITTLE RED RIDINGHOOD
(additional LRR song)

Mezzo-Soprano
Bb3 - F5

A spoiled smart aleck.

15-18

CINDERELLA'S PRINCE

Baritone
B - High F

Vain and gorgeous.
Strong Singer.

20s

RAPUNZEL'S PRINCE

Baritone
C sharp - High E

Just as vain and gorgeous.
Strong singer.

20s

JACK'S MOTHER

Mezzo-Soprano
Bb3 - Gb5

Browbeating and weary. A constant nag to Jack.

40s-60s

RAPUNZEL

Soprano
B3 - A5

A loopy-but-lovely maiden.

Strong soprano high range.

20s

WOLF

Baritone
Bb2 - Gb4

Hungry and insatiable.

20s

Dancer a plus.

MYSTERIOUS MAN

Baritone
G2 - Eb4

A mischievous vagrant.

50s-60s

NARRATOR

Non-Singing

Intellectual and pleasant.

Adult Male

CINDERELLA'S STEPMOTHER

Mezzo-Soprano
A3 - F#5

Mean-spirited.

40s-50s

FLORINDA

Mezzo-Soprano
C4 - Ab5

Cinderella's stepsister, lovely but black of heart.

20s

LUCINDA

Mezzo-Soprano
C3 - F5 (Ab5)

Cinderella's stepsister, lovely but black of heart.

20s

CINDERELLA'S MOTHER

Mezzo-Soprano
E4 - F4 (or Ab5)

Loving enchanted spirit.

40s-50s

CINDERELLA'S FATHER

Non-Singing

Absent minded and drunk.

40s-50s

GIANT

Non-Singing

Female Voice Over

Adult Female

GRANNY

Non-Singing

Red's feisty, savage grandmother.

50s-70s

SLEEPING BEAUTY

Non-Singing

Walk-On

20s

SNOW WHITE

Non-Singing

Walk-On

20s

STEWARD

Non-singing

Surly and bureaucratic.

Adult Male

 

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