AUDITION INFORMATION

If you are auditioning for a Desert Stages show and have any questions, please contact us at auditions@desertstages.org. Our staff is always happy to help.

General Audition Requirements
Unless otherwise noted in the following show-specific information, all auditions require a:

  • Completed Audition Form
  • Headshot – can be a body-length picture as long as the face is clearly visible
  • Resume

Actors of all races, ethnicities, sizes, abilities, and genders (conforming and non-conforming) are highly encouraged to audition.

Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
Mainstage Production of

Into The Woods

Directed by KANDYCE HUGHES

Opportunities for actors of all ages.
 
ACCEPTING VIDEO AUDITIONS – NOW THROUGH THURSDAY, JULY 1, 6 PM
 
SINGERS/ACTORS:
Please send a video audition to auditions@desertstages.org containing:
One minute monologue (can be read)
Song, 16 bars to 1 minute (Sondheim preferred, but not required)
 
DANCERS:
Please send a video audition to auditions@desertstages.org of you doing a 1 minute dance (ballet, lyrical, modern). The piece can be choreographed or improvised. The director envisions the dancers as an integral part of the stage movement and may be on the stage for most of the show. You will be cast on your dance and improvisation ability. Singing is not required.
 
ALL APPLICANTS: Please complete the DST Audition Form here: http://bit.ly/DSTIntoTheWoodsAuditions
 
Callbacks will be in person at Desert Stages Theatre. Sides will be sent in advance to those invited back.

VOCAL CALLBACKS : Wednesday, July 7, 6 PM
DANCE CALLBACKS: Thursday, July 8, 6 PM
REHEARSALS begin Wednesday, July 14
SHOW DATES: September 10-19

 
 
 
Please plan to have a COVID TEST with a negative result 3 days prior to your in-person audition. Do your best to quarantine once you have the test. Safety will be priority #1 as we continue to bring LIVE THEATRE back to the DST stage!
 
 
DST COVID-19 Procedures and Policies can be referenced HERE  
 
 
SHORT SYNOPSIS

Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Book by JAMES LAPINE
Originally Directed on Broadway by JAMES LAPINE
Orchestrations by JONATHAN TUNICK
Original Broadway production by Heidi Landesman, Rocco Landesman, Rick Steiner, M. Anthony Fisher, Fredrick H. Mayerson, Jujamcyn Theatres
Originally produced by the Old Globe Theater, San Diego, CA

INTO THE WOODS is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684, Fax: 212-397-4684 www.MTIShows.com

 
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
Actors of all races, ethnicities, sizes, abilities, and genders (conforming and non-conforming) are highly encouraged to audition.

Narrator: Young boy, age 8-11 with unchanged voice. Vocal range top: B4. Vocal range bottom: D4. He is a charismatic story teller with lots of energy and excellent line delivery.

Cinderella: Female, age 18 to 30. Vocal range top: G5. Vocal range bottom: G3. A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters.

Jack: Male, age 16 to 25. Vocal range top: G4. Vocal range bottom: B2. The feckless giant killer who is ‘almost a man.’ He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed.

Jack’s Mother: Female, age 45 to 65. Vocal range top: Gb5. Vocal range bottom: Bb3. Browbeating and weary, Jack’s protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed.

The Baker: Male, age 30 to 45. Vocal range top: G4. Vocal range bottom: Ab2. 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.

The Baker’s Wife: Female, age: 30 to 40. Vocal range top: G5. Vocal range bottom: F3. 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.

Cinderella’s Stepmother: Female, age 40 to 55. Vocal range top: F#5. Vocal range bottom: A3. The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella.

Florinda And Lucinda: Female, 18 to 30. Vocal range top: Ab5. Vocal range bottom: C4. Cinderella’s stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother’s footsteps of abusing Cinderella.

Little Red Riding Hood: Female, age 16 to 25. Vocal range top: F5. Vocal range bottom: Bb3. A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-witted, fearless, yet youthful and naive.

The Witch: Female, age 40 to 55. Vocal range top: G5. Vocal range bottom: F3. Sarcastic, uglythen-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive.

Cinderella’s Mother: Female, age 40 to 55. Vocal range top: F4. Vocal range bottom: E4. Deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree.

Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince: Male, age 25 to 35. Vocal range top: Gb4. Vocal range bottom: Bb2. Wolf: Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey. Prince: Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing.

Rapunzel: Female, age 18 to 30. Vocal range top: A5. Vocal range bottom: B3. A loopy-butlovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world.

Rapunzel’s Prince: Male, age 25 to 35. Vocal range top: E4. Vocal range bottom: C#3. Just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exiting endeavor.

Mysterious Man: Male, age 45+.  Vocal range top: Eb4.  Vocal range bottom: G2.  He appears to be watching the story unfold and has a vested interest in the outcome.  He is mysterious and wise, if not slightly strange.

The Steward: Male, age 25 to 50. Vocal range: 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. Conniving, callous and cowardly.

Cinderella’s Father: Male, age 50+. Vocal range: Ensemble singer. He is out of touch with his family but harmless and well-meaning. No solo singing.

Milky White: any age/male or female.  This character is a hand held cow puppet and requires an actor skilled or willing to be trained in using a puppet costume. This role requires the ability to move well with great focus and the creativity to add a human-like character to a cow.

Mythical Spirits: females and males ages 11-30, dancers who appear throughout the show.  Priority given to those trained in ballet, lyrical, or modern with special emphasis on improvisational dance skills.