We would like to give a heartfelt thanks to all of the talented young performers who auditioned, either in-person or virtually, for our upcoming production of INTO THE WOODS.
Callback auditions will be held in-person at Blue Water Theatre Company on Tuesday, June 15 from 7:00-9:30pm. A list of the actors who are needed at callbacks can be found by clicking HERE.
Regardless of whether your name is on the callback list or not, all actors who auditioned should be sure to check the final cast list, which will be posted here by noon on Thursday, June 17.
Blue Water Theatre Company is pleased to announce auditions for our upcoming production of INTO THE WOODS.
James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together in this timeless, beautiful musical. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.
The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
The show will be directed by Charlie Leonard, with musical direction by Kirsten Hoiseth, choreography by Mary Huebert, and assisted by Maya Vagle.
WHO CAN AUDITION?
In-person auditions for most of the roles are open to actors who are currently in high school (grades 9-12) during the current 2020-2021 school year.
Middle school actors (those who are in grades 6-8 during the current 2020-2021 school year) may audition for the roles of Little Red Ridinghood and Jack. Those auditions should be submitted virtually, and will not happen in person.
WHEN ARE AUDITIONS?
In-person auditions for high school actors will take place, by appointment, from 7:00-9:30pm on Tuesday, June 8 and Wednesday, June 9.
For middle school actors submitting a video audition, your video must be received by the directing team by 7:00pm on Wednesday, June 9.
To sign up for an audition time, please click HERE.
The in-person auditions will be held at our theatre in Wayzata at 605 Rice Street East. Please use the driveway on the north side of the building (off of Walker Avenue) to access the main entrance, which is off of the deck in the back of the building.
If you are unable to audition any of the scheduled audition times, you may submit a video audition to Charlie Leonard (email@example.com). All video auditions must be completed, submitted, and received by the directing team by 7:00pm on Wednesday, June 9 in order to be considered.
Callback auditions (for select actors) will take place on Tuesday, June 15 from 7:00-9:30pm A list of the actors needed at callbacks will be posted on the BWTC website by noon on Friday, June 11. If you know that your schedule will not allow you to attend the callback auditions, please make sure the directing team is aware of that at your initial audition so that we can make alternative plans should we need to see you again.
WHAT DO I NEED TO PREPARE FOR MY AUDITION?
High school actors doing an in-person audition should prepare their choice of any two of the five musical selections below. Click the title of each to download the sheet music excerpt, and click the audio tab to hear the accompaniment track. You should pick TWO of the five musical selections, and prepare those for your audition.
Middle School actors who wish to be considered or Jack should submit a video of them singing “Giants in the Sky.” Middle School actors who wish to be considered for Little Red Ridinghood should submit a video of them singing “I Know Things Now.”
***Prior to your audition, each actor should fill out the online “Actor Information & Conflict Sheet,” which you can find by clicking HERE.***
The cast list will be posted by 12:00pm on Thursday, June 17.
This is a small-cast show. There will be fewer than 20 actors cast in this production.
The plan is to have a full cast meeting on Monday, June 28 in the evening to pass out scripts. That will be followed by occasional rehearsals scheduled directly with individuals over the next two weeks.
Regular full cast rehearsals for “INTO THE WOODS” will begin on Monday, July 12. They will take place every single weekday (Monday through Friday) from 9:00am-4:00pm through Friday, July 30 (for a total of 15 rehearsals).
Monday, August 2 from 5:00-End (no later than 10:30)
Tuesday, August 3 from 5:00-End (no later than 10:30)
Wednesday, August 4 from 5:00-End (no later than 10:30)
Thursday, August 5 from 5:00-End (no later than 10:30)
Performances of Into the Woods will take place on the following schedule:
Friday, August 6 @ 7:00pm
Saturday, August 7 @ 1:00pm AND 7:00pm
Sunday, August 8 @ 2:00pm
Friday, August 13 @ 7:00pm
Saturday, August 14 @ 1:00pm AND 7:00pm
Sunday, August 15 @ 2:00pm
Obviously, actors are required to attend all performances.
Actors who are cast in Into the Woods will pay a $375 production fee, which will be due by the end of the first week of rehearsal.
Scholarships are available to those who are in need. Please contact Alison Haseman at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if you qualify for a scholarship.
If you have any questions about our production of Into the Woods, please contact Charlie Leonard at email@example.com.