MAY 3-12, 2013
Book by James Lapine
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
DIRECTED BY KEITH WEIRICH
MUSICAL DIRECTION BY HENRY KOPCZYNSKIE III
An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Riding Hood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? They’re all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s fractured fairy tale masterpiece INTO THE WOODS. 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 (of beanstalk fame). 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 moral responsibility and the stories we tell our children.
One of Sondheim’s most popular works, INTO THE WOODS is a timeless yet relevant piece and a rare modern Broadway musical classic.
Musical, Rated PG
OPEN AUDITIONS for Ages 8-18. ALL ROLES AVAILABLE.
Monday March 4th & Tuesday March 5th between 6pm-9pm.
WHAT TO PREPARE FOR AUDITIONS:
Please memorize and prepare a short musical selection in the style of the show that compliments your acting and singing talents. Singing from the show is acceptable. Please bring a headshot or photo, a resume or list of theatre experience (if any), and your own sheet music, as an accompanist will be provided. You may audition for multiple productions during the same audition appointment.
To schedule an audition, please email: your name, age, phone number, show you are auditioning for, and preferred audition date and time to Artistic Director Keith Weirich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peacock Players Mainstage Callbacks for INTO THE WOODS will be held by invitation only on Wednesday March 6th from 5:30pm-10pm.
If you are unavailable to attend callbacks on this date, please inform the audition monitor at the time of your initial audition.
The invited Callback List will be posted on the CURRENT NEWS page of Peacock Players website by midnight following the second night of auditions. The final cast list will be posted by 12pm on Thursday March 7th on the Peacock Players website: www.peacockplayers.org.
INTO THE WOODS will rehearse Wednesdays from 6pm-9pm, Fridays from 6pm-9pm, and Saturdays from 2pm-9pm (beginning on Wednesday March 13th).
Please note that actors may be called to all rehearsals. Please be prepared to list all known rehearsal conflicts on your audition form.
Tech Week rehearsals begin on Sunday April 28th with an extended rehearsal schedule. Tech week rehearsals are scheduled for Sunday April 28th through Thursday May 2nd from 5pm-10pm.
Please note that all cast members are expected to attend all Performances and Tech Week rehearsals.
INTO THE WOODS will perform for two weekends – Friday May 3rd @ 7pm, Saturday May 4th @ 2pm & 7pm, Sunday May 5th @ 2pm, Friday May 10th @ 7pm, Saturday May 11th @ 2pm & 7pm, and Sunday May 12th @ 2pm.
Please note that Peacock Players reserves the right to add School Day Performances for this Mainstage production. All cast members are expected to attend all Performances and Tech Week rehearsals.
Please email Artistic Director Keith Weirich at email@example.com if you have any questions regarding Mainstage or Select Program Auditions.