Into The Woods Auditions

The Encore Musical Theatre Company announces open auditions for their summer production of INTO THE WOODS:

Into the Woods is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and book by James Lapine. It opened on Broadway in 1987 starring Bernadette Peters, Joanna Gleason, and Chip Zein to critical acclaim. It won several Tony Awards, including Best Score, best Book, and Best Actress in a Musical for Johanna Gleason as the Baker’s Wife (jn a year dominated by Phantom of the Opera.) This year, it was made into a major motion picture produced by Disney, starring Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, and several other notable actors. Into the Woods has a killer score of songs, including “Agony”, “Children Will Listen”, “It Takes Two”, and “Giants in the Sky”.

Auditions will take place at The Encore (3126 Broad Street, Dexter, Michigan 48130) on Sunday, March 8th from 6:30pm-9:00pm and Monday, March 9th from 6:30pm-9:00pm. Callbacks will be Sunday, March 15th at 6:30pm.

For the open call audition, please prepare two contrasting 32-bar cuts of musical theatre music. When selecting music, please keep in mind the style of the show. (You may not be asked to sing both.) Please have your music printed in the correct key, and laid out clearly for the accompanist. Please also bring a headshot and resume, stapled together, and ANY conflicts you have between July 7th, 2015 and August 30th, 2015.

Rehearsals begin Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 and the show runs from Thursday, August 6th, 2015 to Sunday, August 30th, 2015. There will be one all day tech rehearsal on Saturday, August 1st, 2015. (Rehearsals take place Tuesdays-Fridays from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, Saturdays from 12:00pm to 6:00pm, and Sundays from 12:00pm-5:00pm. Performances take places Thursdays at 7:00pm, Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 3:00pm and 8:00pm, and Sundays at 3:00pm.)

Please contact the Encore box office (734-268-6200) during business hours to schedule an audition. Contact Casting Director, Thalia Schramm with any questions (

Roles available:

The Baker (30s, baritone)

The Baker’s Wife (30s, mezzo)

The Witch (30s-40s, mezzo)

Cinderella (20s, soprano)

Little Red Riding Hood (teens, early 20s, mezzo)

Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf (20s-30s, baritone)

Rapunzel (20s, soprano)

Rapunzel’s Prince (20s-30s, baritone)

Jack (teens, early 20s, tenor)

Jack’s Mother/Cinderella’s Mother/Little Red’s Gran (50s+, mezzo)

Cinderella’s Stepmother (40s, mezzo)

Cinderella’s Stepsisters (20s-30s, mezzo)

Mysterious Man/Narrator (40s-50s, baritone)

All adult roles paid.