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Into the Woods
Directed by Meghan Corbett
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Produced by Borderline Players
Haskell Opera House – June 23-24-25-30 & July 1-2, 2023
Starting June 17th, all rehearsals are mandatory without exception.
Rehearsals will be most evenings of the week with some weekends.
Auditions: February 18 @ First Universalist Parish Hall, Derby Line, VT
Audition reservations and song materials: email@example.com
The story follows The Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to go the King’s Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give some milk. When the Baker and his wife are visited by the neighborhood witch, who reveals to them that she placed a curse on their family, the two set off on a journey into the woods to reverse the curse. Once everyone has gotten their wish and will seemingly live happily ever after, we see how the consequences of their actions haunt them in disastrous ways. The community must come together to save each other and their kingdom, but sacrifices must be made.
Audition Character List & Descriptions
All parts are open and available!
Songs for your audition are listed and marked by character role.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for materials and audition reservation.
Baker, Baritone (Ab2-G4)
Audition Song: It Takes Two
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.
Baker's Wife, Mezzo-Soprano (Bb3-F5)
Audition Song: It Takes Two
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.
Little Red Riding Hood, Mezzo-Soprano
(Bb3-F5) Audition Song: I Know Things Now
A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-witted, fearless, yet youthful and naive. There is suggestive content between the world and Little Red.
Witch, Mezzo-Soprano (F3-G5)
Audition Song: Stay With Me
Sarcastic, hideous-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive. Ability to rap/sing rapidly with amazing annunciation.
Cinderella, Soprano (G3-G5)
Audition Song: On The Steps of The Palace
A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters.
Audition Song: There Are Giants in The Sky
The Giant killer who is 'almost a man.' He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed.
Jack's Mother, Soprano
Audition Song: Into The Woods/Opening Part 1
Browbeating and weary, Jack's protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed.
Princes (x2), Bass-Baritone
Audition Song: Agony
The picture of a storybook prince! Handsome and he knows it! Both always chasing the newest, most exciting endeavor.
Cinderella's Stepmother, Mezzo-Soprano
Audition Song: Into The Woods (2nd attachment) or It Takes Two
The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella.
Mysterious Man, Baritone
Audition Song: Into The Woods (2nd attachment)
A mischievous and mysterious being. A good-natured protector and observer.
Audition Song: On The Steps Of The Palace (Yes, The Cinderella Song.)
A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world.
Audition Song: Finale, Part 6
An intellectual and pleasant storyteller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience.
Cinderella's Mother, Soprano
Audition Song: Into The Woods (2nd Attachment)
Deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree.
Audition Song: Agony (Yes, Prince Song)
Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey. (May double as Steward)
Florinda and Lucinda, Mezzo-Soprano
Audition Song: Steps on The Palace
Cinderella's stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother's footsteps of mistreating Cinderella.
All other Characters or those interested in joining the ensemble will sing INTO THE WOODS.
When in doubt come prepared to sing Into The Woods and Meghan may ask you try other songs too!
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INTO THE WOODS is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
NOISES OFF PERFORMANCES
Please note new show times!
* Recommended for audiences 13+
Friday, April 28, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 29 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 30, 3:00 p.m.
Friday, May 5, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 6, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 7, 3:00 p.m.
$20 adults (18-64)
$17 seniors (65+)
$17 youth (12-17)
Please note that masks are mandatory for all audience members during these performances.
Online tickets available in the near future.
Tickets will be available this spring at the MAC Center for the Arts in Newport as well as the Haskell Free Library in Derby Line and Colby-Curtis Museum in Stanstead.
Tickets will also be available at the door.
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