A Promise to Cast Every Child   |  Dance Connection

INTO THE WOODS

AUDITION NOTICE

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Season 2021-2022

Dance Connection, 6535 N Buffalo Dr #150, Las Vegas, NV 89131

Auditions: Janurary 8th  11am

Rehearsals: Saturdays 11am - 1pm
Performance: June 5th time tba

 

Description
AUDITION NOTICE
January 8th 11am
A Promise to Cast Every Child
AGES 7-18 YEARS
Show Date: June 5th time tba

 

Plot Summary: 

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.

Character Casting Breakdown (AGES 7-18 YEARS)

Narrator: the storyteller who speaks directly to the audience. This character helps control the pacing of the show and always needs to be ready for their next entrance, as they pop in and out throughout the story.


Cinderella: a simple peasant girl whose one wish is to go to the Festival. Unfortunately, when her wish comes true she learns that wishes sometimes come with consequences.


Jack: an energetic young and is always looking for an adventure. He begins this show as a simple little boy (his best friend is a cow), but by the end of the show he learns a few valuable lessons.


Jack's Mother: raising a child and running a farm all by herself has made her a bit frazzled and most definitely overworked.


Baker: a good-hearted, likeable person who believes they can take on the Witch's curse.


Baker's Wife:  a strong, determined and loving woman whose desire to have a child drives the action of the whole show. Her storyline helps tie all the characters storylines together. Cast one of your strongest female performers in this role as it requires both excellent singing and acting as well as a good sense of comedic timing.


Little Red Ridinghood: starts the show as a loud, bratty, pushy, glutton who happily manipulates people and situations to get her way. Eventually, she learns some valuable lessons and softens around the edges.


Witch: an ancient, mysterious and manipulative person who will do anything possible to regain beauty and protect Rapunzel. W


Cinderella's Prince: a conceited man who adamantly pursues Cinderella and can't take no for an answer. When not chasing her, he is trying to show up Rapunzel's Prince. 


Cinderella's Stepmother: a mean, evil woman who only cares about her birth children, daughters Florinda and Lucinda.


Florinda and Lucinda: Cinderella's Stepsisters are spoiled brats who care only about themselves and marrying Cinderella's Prince.


Cinderella's Father: will not win any Father-of-the-Year awards. He doesn't care about his daughter's well-being or her actions. This non-singing role is perfect for a new performer just learning to be comfortable onstage.


Cinderella' s Mother: comforts Cinderella in her one short song. She has no dialogue


Rapunzel: stuck in a tower for the majority of her life. F


Rapunzel's Prince: a pompous and arrogant brother of Cinderella's Prince. Sibling rivalry runs rampant between the brothers, including each brother's belief that his lady love is the most beautiful.


Mysterious Man: One mysterious man. Everything he does is to help the Baker, but he does not explain his motives until the last moment.


Wolf: a sly and dangerous character intently focused on attacking Little Red Ridinghood.


Granny: a feisty woman who is not afraid to fight the Wolf face to face. This non-singing role is perfect for a young performer able to make strong character choices.


Steward: the servant of Cinderella's Prince. He is dependable and willing to do whatever Cinderella's Prince asks.


Milky-White: Jack's cow.

AUDITION NOTICE
January 8th 11am
A Promise to Cast Every Child
AGES 7-18 YEARS
Show Date: June 5th tba

 

Come Ready to Sing, Act and Dance.
Audition FAQs
Q
: What should my performer and I bring to the initial audition?
A:  Your performer may bring a pre-recorded backing audio track to use when singing her/his initial audition song 
Your performer should wear clothing and shoes that are comfortable for dancing. (Wearing soft jazz dance shoes is optional during auditions.)

Q: What will happen during the audition?
A: Audition may be about 2-3hours. Please arrive 15 minutes before 11am start time. You will review and sign your audition form
Performers will recite a short monologue from the script provided. 
Performers in the audition group will then learn a dance combination .  

Q: Does my performer need to bring musical accompaniment to the initial audition?
A: Performers can sing an initial audition song either a capella or to a pre-recorded backing audio track, whichever method they prefer.