INTO THE WOODS CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS AND INFORMATION
The Narrator (Male or Female)
Suggested age: 18-64. Vocal Range: G2-E4.
A librarian who loses his/her self in the story of a hidden book.
The Witch (Female)
Suggested age 35-55. Vocal Range: F3-G5.
The witch is cast with a curse of ugliness after losing her mother’s magic beans. Believing that if she reverses the curse she will find happiness with a child she has kidnapped and kept in a tower, discovers in her journey, that her wish will not bring her the happiness that she has longed for and takes her fate in her own hands.
The Baker (Male)
Suggested age 25-45. Vocal Range: A Flat 2-G4.
Trying to get by in life, he is scared by past abandonment. With the lack of a male’s influence, he can’t grasp the reality of being a man, a husband, or a father. Eventually, he learns life is messy and no one is truly alone.
The Baker’s Wife (Female)
Suggested age 25-45. Vocal Range: F3-G5.
A beleaguered house wife desperately seeking for a different life. She is unsure of what she truly wants; wavering between children and royalty.
Suggested age 16-30. Vocal Range: G3-G5.
She too wishes her life were different. However, upon getting her wish, she realizes her wish is not what she thought it would be.
Cinderella’s Prince (Male)
Suggested age 20-40. Vocal Range: B2-F4.
Men and Women either want to be him or be with him and he knows it. He is a playboy used to all accolades though not deserving one of them. Life is all about which maiden to seduce next.
Red Riding Hood (Female)
Suggested age 15-20. Vocal Range: B flat 3-F5.
Coming from a life of privilege, this little one must learn to be more cautious. Her carefree lifestyle encounters dangers beyond her imagination, which forces her to take a good look at herself and everything she thinks she knows.
Suggested age 15-25. Vocal Range: B2-G4.
Feeling he has no friends in the world, he finds solace in the family’s cow. Unable to read his surroundings, he lives his life in dream land. It’s not until he trades the cow for magic beans that his gigantic adventures begin. His quest up a beanstalk teaches him lessons he never thought he would learn. However, with all his experiences he is still search for the ways of being a man.
Jack’s Mother (Female or Male)
Suggested age 35-60. Vocal Range: B flat 3-F5.
A single mother left by a dead-beat husband to raise a clueless son whose imaginary friend is a cow. This is a woman who loves her son but wishes he would grow up. She has been beaten down by a life of poverty until her son finds a golden hen. How will she handle this new-found way of life?
Suggested age 15-30. Vocal Range: B3-A5.
How would you feel if your whole life you’d been trapped in a tower with only a crazy witch to talk to? Here we find a girl who wishes to see the outside world. However, her lack of human contact or knowledge of the world proves to be a challenge for her. Upon being banished to a remote desert with her twins by a wondering stranger, she cracks.
Rapunzel’s Prince (Male)
Suggested age 17-40. Vocal Range: C Sharp 3–E4.
After having to live in his brother’s shadow for so long, this handsome young lad sets out to seek his own adventures. Upon falling in love with a dreamlike maiden, he is pierced with the realities of life. Will he pursue a family life or try to find happiness elsewhere?
Auditions for the 2018/2019 Season
The Barber of Seville open auditions. Male roles open for audition May 4th and 11th in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall starting at 4:30 PM. Sign up for an audition slot and prepare any solo that shows a classical sound. (No monologue necessary.)
Into the Woods open auditions May 4th and 11th in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall starting at 4:30 PM. Open roles and descriptions are provided on this page for reference. Please, keep in mind that ages are suggested and subject to participation. Anyone auditioning should prepare a short musical theater solo and a short humorous monologue.
A Pianist will be provided at the audition, but will not be available to practice in advance of audition days. Anyone with conflicts should contact Dr. DeVera Bowles to seek an alternate audition time.
Audition slots are available by leaving a message at 701-858-3191 or emailing a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please print off the below form and fill it out for your audition. Good Luck!
INTO THE WOODS CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS AND INFORMATION CONTINUED
Cinderella’s Step-Mother (Female or Male)
Suggested age 40-60. Vocal Range: A3-F Sharp 5.
Lucinda, Florinda [Step-Sisters] (Females)
Suggested ages 16-40. Vocal Range: C4-A Flat 5.
These three women are always pursuing a glamorous lifestyle to save them from their current situation. They wear the best that they have in order to mask their poverty. They are like vultures in that they find joy feeding off others.
Mysterious Old Man (Male)
Suggested age 50-65. Vocal Range: G2-E Flat 4.
Is he a beggar or a hermit or father to half of our characters? We know at least he is the father of the Baker and Rapunzel. This man is either on the run from responsibilities or can’t stand to face the guilt he has to live with from all the pain he has caused. You decide.
Cinderella’s Mother [Off Stage] (Female)
Suggested age 40-55. Vocal Range: G3-A Flat 5.
Her projection of reality is heavenly. She appears in times of trouble to guide her child and help fulfill her wishes.
Suggested age 18-35. Vocal Range: B Flat 2-G Flat 4.
This creature is always on the lookout for his next meal. He entices his victims with flowers and fun until they willingly succumb to his desires.
Suggested age 30-50. Ensemble Singer.
A man servant who is used to doing whatever he has to solve a problem. His only care is to please his master or the strongest personality in the room.
Suggested age 40-65. Ensemble Singer.
This is a woman who has been calloused by life. The fire in her eyes is only out shined by the love in her heart for her granddaughter.
Milky White (Female or Male)
Suggested age 15-60. Ensemble Singer.
A cow that’s seen better days but is best friends with Jack.
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