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Into the Woods – Orientation Night Key Information Monday 8 th December 2014.

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1 Into the Woods – Orientation Night Key Information Monday 8 th December 2014

2 Into the Woods – Show Information Audition Period Monday 15 th December to Wednesday 17 th December Rehearsal Period Monday and Wednesday evenings 7-10pm at East Lindfield Community Hall – 9 Wellington Rd, East Lindfield Monday 26 th January to Wednesday 29 th April There will be a selection of weekend rehearsals required. These will be negotiated with the cast once the initial rehearsal period has commenced. Performance Season Friday 1 st May 7:30pm Saturday 2 nd May 1:00pm Saturday 2 nd May 7:30pm Sunday 3 rd May 1:00pm Wednesday 6 th May 7:30pm Friday 8 th May 7:30pm Saturday 9 th May 1:00pm Saturday 9 th May 7:30pm Production Team Director: Leonie Cambage Assistant Director: Peter Meredith Musical Director:Anthony Cutrupi Choreographer:Melissa Trickey

3 Baker Baritone: A - High G Playing approx 28 years old An average working man. Warm hearted and determined but insecure, and has never faced his fears. Loads of singing – strong voice needed. Baker’s Wife Mezzo-Soprano: G - High F Playing approx 28 years old Determined and bright. A romantic at heart, but materialistic at times. The leading role with plenty of songs. Good acting skills needed The Witch Mezzo-Soprano: Low F - High F with good belt! Playing approx 30 – 40 years old Outwardly: self-serving, possessive, sarcastic, vain, charismatic. Inwardly: insecure and lonely. Hugely challenging role, strong singing and acting needed Cinderella Soprano: G - High G Playing approx 25 years old Earnest, pretty, warm-hearted, kind, and trying to find her place in the world. A survivor. Good Singing voice particularly required. Little Red Riding Hood Mezzo-Soprano: B - High F Adult Performer – Playing approx 14 – 15 years old A spoiled, clever, vain, smart alec. Seeks approval in place of love, of which she has had none. Fun character, adult playing a child. Soprano or alto Rapunzel High Soprano: C - High A sharp Playing approx 25 years old A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is completely and utterly innocent of worldly matters and drifts through life. Needs good vocal control. Strong legit soprano Jack Tenor: A - High G Adult Performer – Playing approx 16 – 18 years old The feckless Giant Killer, almost a man. Eager to please and impulsive. A little slow of learning, and misled by his lack of self-knowledge. A challenging role. Strong legit tenor. Jack’s Mother Soprano: B - High F sharp Playing approx 58 – 60 years old A single mother and a fighter, working hard and determined to make a good life for her hapless Son. Older, mid-range female. Cinderella's Stepmother Mezzo-Soprano: A sharp - High F Playing approx 45 – 50 years old Mean-spirited, greedy and demanding. Superb character part. Lucinda Mezzo-Soprano: C - High E Playing approx 22 – 25 years old Cinderella's stepsister, lovely but black of heart. Loud, energetic. Good character role. Florinda Mezzo-Soprano: C - High E Playing approx 22 – 25 years old Cinderella's stepsister, lovely but black of heart. Loud, energetic. Good character role. Cinderella‘s Mother Soprano. Playing approx 50 years old Nurturing and loving. A spirit, who dispenses useful advice. Good singing voice Granny Open vocal range. Playing approx 70 years old Bitter and vindictive, she is Little Red's feisty, savage, knife-wielding grandmother. No solo singing, but plenty of humor. Giant Female. Loud, angry, offstage voice only. No singing. Could double as chorus. Snow White Small role with no solo singing. Playing approx 22 – 25 years old Sleeping Beauty Small role with no solo singing. Playing approx 22 – 25 years old Mysterious Man Baritone: G - High E flat Playing approx 60 years old A mischievous vagrant with a secret. Mostly acting role but with one big musical number. Must be physical actor, who can move. Narrator Baritone: G - High E Playing approx 60 years old Intellectual and pleasant. A good storyteller who relates directly with the audience. Mainly Spoken role with a couple of singing lines. Rapunzel's Prince Baritone: C sharp - High E Playing approx 35 – 40 years old Just as vain, gorgeous, etc as his older brother although not as tall. Strives endlessly to be beat him in all things. Cinderella's Prince Baritone: B - High F Playing approx years old Vain, gorgeous, self-dramatizing and endlessly confident. A hero in his own life’s story. Wolf Baritone: B - High G flat Playing approx years old Hungry and insatiable. Seductive and sexy. Only two scenes but he could easily steal them both! Steward Open vocal range. Playing approx years old Surly and bureaucratic, full of self-importance. No solo singing but plenty of good lines. Cinderella's Father Open vocal range Playing approx years old A drinker, out of touch with his family but harmless and well-meaning. No solo singing. Milky White Non-singing…must moo Mature age female dancer/actor (pref 55 – 65 years old) A sad sickly cow. Must be very flexible actor. Lots of stage time…in a cow suit…Male or Female Likely cast these 3 roles, cast as same actress Likely cast these 2 roles, cast as same actor Into the Woods – Cast List

4 Into the Woods – Audition Information Auditions: Mon 15 th & Tues 16 th December 7pm – 10pm 10 minute audition slots Prepare a song of your choice (appropriate to the role you are auditioning for) OR; Select a number from the show You will likely not get through performing your entire song due to the time constraints of the audition process. Be prepared to be politely stopped during your number. With this in mind perhaps present the passage of the song which best demonstrates your suitability for the role. Please provide clear, well marked sheet music for the audition accompanist. Backing tracks and acappella auditions will not be accepted. You will be asked to do a cold-read of some script. We are looking for a character interpretation – not perfect script reading ;) Be prepared to consider an alternative role to what you might see yourself as. There are lots of terrific roles in the woods! You may or may not be asked to comeback for a callback on Wednesday 17th. If you are, you will be supplied with a passage of music from the show we would like you to familiarise yourself with. Callbacks: Wednesday 17 th December 7pm – 10pm When you are asked to attend the callback at your initial audition, you will be supplied with an approximate timeslot in which you will be seen. Please ensure you are on time – and understand that there may be a wait involved. It is absolutely not expected that you learn the show excerpt note-perfect. Please familiarise yourself with the section by notebashing, listening to soundtracks etc. We are more concerned with your personal interpretation than your ability to quickly learn music. You may be asked to stay around in order to be partnered with other actors auditioning for roles opposite you (Eg Baker & Bakers Wife). Notification: Successful candidates will be notified by phone on Saturday 20 th December. Unsuccessful candidates will be ed.

5 Role SongsSuggested Callback Song Baker It Takes Two - Your Fault - No More No More Baker’s Wife Maybe They're Magic - A Very Nice Prince - It Takes Two - Any Moment - Moments In The Woods Moments in the Woods The Witch Stay With Me - Lament - Our Little World - Your Fault - Last Midnight - Children Will Listen Stay With Me & Last Midnight Cinderella A Very Nice Prince - On The Steps of the Palace - Your Fault - No One is AloneOn the Steps of the Palace & No One Is Alone Little Red Riding Hood Hello, Little Girl - I Know Things Now - Your Fault I Know Things Now Rapunzel N/A Jack I Guess This is Goodbye - Giants In The Sky - Your Fault Giants in the Sky Jack’s Mother N/A Cinderella's Stepmother N/A Lucinda N/A Florinda N/A Cinderella's Mother N/A Granny N/A Giant Female. N/A Snow White N/A Sleeping Beauty N/A Mysterious Man N/A Narrator Ever After – No More Ever After Rapunzel's Prince Agony Cinderella's Prince Agony - Any Moment – Hello Little Girl Agony Wolf Hello Little Girl Steward N/A Cinderella's Father N/A Milky White N/A Into the Woods – Cast/Song List

6 Mon-01-Dec-14Tue-02-Dec-14Wed-03-Dec-14Thu-04-Dec-14Fri-05-Dec-14Sat-06-Dec-14Sun-07-Dec-14 Mon-08-Dec-14Tue-09-Dec-14Wed-10-Dec-14Thu-11-Dec-14Fri-12-Dec-14Sat-13-Dec-14Sun-14-Dec-14 ORIENTATION NIGHT Mon-15-Dec-14Tue-16-Dec-14Wed-17-Dec-14Thu-18-Dec-14Fri-19-Dec-14Sat-20-Dec-14Sun-21-Dec-14 AUDITION CALLBACK Mon-22-Dec-14Tue-23-Dec-14Wed-24-Dec-14Thu-25-Dec-14Fri-26-Dec-14Sat-27-Dec-14Sun-28-Dec-14 CHRISTMAS Mon-29-Dec-14Tue-30-Dec-14Wed-31-Dec-14Thu-01-Jan-15Fri-02-Jan-15Sat-03-Jan-15Sun-04-Jan-15 NEW YEARS EVENEW YEARS DAY Mon-05-Jan-15Tue-06-Jan-15Wed-07-Jan-15Thu-08-Jan-15Fri-09-Jan-15Sat-10-Jan-15Sun-11-Jan-15 Mon-12-Jan-15Tue-13-Jan-15Wed-14-Jan-15Thu-15-Jan-15Fri-16-Jan-15Sat-17-Jan-15Sun-18-Jan-15 Mon-19-Jan-15Tue-20-Jan-15Wed-21-Jan-15Thu-22-Jan-15Fri-23-Jan-15Sat-24-Jan-15Sun-25-Jan-15 Mon-26-Jan-15Tue-27-Jan-15Wed-28-Jan-15Thu-29-Jan-15Fri-30-Jan-15Sat-31-Jan-15Sun-01-Feb-15 REHEARSAL WEEK 1 Mon-02-Feb-15Tue-03-Feb-15Wed-04-Feb-15Thu-05-Feb-15Fri-06-Feb-15Sat-07-Feb-15Sun-08-Feb-15 REHEARSAL WEEK 2 Mon-09-Feb-15Tue-10-Feb-15Wed-11-Feb-15Thu-12-Feb-15Fri-13-Feb-15Sat-14-Feb-15Sun-15-Feb-15 REHEARSAL WEEK 3 Mon-16-Feb-15Tue-17-Feb-15Wed-18-Feb-15Thu-19-Feb-15Fri-20-Feb-15Sat-21-Feb-15Sun-22-Feb-15 REHEARSAL WEEK 4 Mon-23-Feb-15Tue-24-Feb-15Wed-25-Feb-15Thu-26-Feb-15Fri-27-Feb-15Sat-28-Feb-15Sun-01-Mar-15 REHEARSAL WEEK 5 Mon-02-Mar-15Tue-03-Mar-15Wed-04-Mar-15Thu-05-Mar-15Fri-06-Mar-15Sat-07-Mar-15Sun-08-Mar-15 REHEARSAL ?? REHEARSAL ?? WEEK 6 Mon-09-Mar-15Tue-10-Mar-15Wed-11-Mar-15Thu-12-Mar-15Fri-13-Mar-15Sat-14-Mar-15Sun-15-Mar-15 REHEARSAL WEEK 7 Mon-16-Mar-15Tue-17-Mar-15Wed-18-Mar-15Thu-19-Mar-15Fri-20-Mar-15Sat-21-Mar-15Sun-22-Mar-15 REHEARSAL WEEK 8 Mon-23-Mar-15Tue-24-Mar-15Wed-25-Mar-15Thu-26-Mar-15Fri-27-Mar-15Sat-28-Mar-15Sun-29-Mar-15 REHEARSAL WEEK 9 Mon-30-Mar-15Tue-31-Mar-15Wed-01-Apr-15Thu-02-Apr-15Fri-03-Apr-15Sat-04-Apr-15Sun-05-Apr-15 REHEARSAL WEEK 10 Mon-06-Apr-15Tue-07-Apr-15Wed-08-Apr-15Thu-09-Apr-15Fri-10-Apr-15Sat-11-Apr-15Sun-12-Apr-15 REHEARSAL ?? REHEARSAL ?? WEEK 11 Mon-13-Apr-15Tue-14-Apr-15Wed-15-Apr-15Thu-16-Apr-15Fri-17-Apr-15Sat-18-Apr-15Sun-19-Apr-15 REHEARSAL WEEK 12 Mon-20-Apr-15Tue-21-Apr-15Wed-22-Apr-15Thu-23-Apr-15Fri-24-Apr-15Sat-25-Apr-15Sun-26-Apr-15 REHEARSAL DRESS REHEARSAL BUMP IN TECH WEEK 13 Mon-27-Apr-15Tue-28-Apr-15Wed-29-Apr-15Thu-30-Apr-15Fri-01-May-15Sat-02-May-15Sun-03-May-15 DRESS REHEARSALDRESS REH OPENING SHOW MATINEE SHOW WEEK 14 NIGHT SHOW Mon-04-May-15Tue-05-May-15Wed-06-May-15Thu-07-May-15Fri-08-May-15Sat-09-May-15Sun-10-May-15 REHEARSAL NIGHT SHOW MATINEE SHOW ??? NIGHT SHOW Indicative Rehearsal Schedule. NOT CONFIRMED Indicative Rehearsal Schedule. NOT CONFIRMED


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