Dear Students and Parents of St. Stephen's,
We are thrilled to start another year and to work on the magical show Into the Woods!!
Each person that auditions WILL get a part in the show. Each student will sing a song of their choice for up to ONE MINUTE a capella and read a few lines from the script. Students may sing in pairs, but we may ask to hear a scale sung alone.
Whether this will be your first time auditioning or your thousandth time, we know that auditioning is a hard thing to do. It takes a lot of courage and vulnerability. All the teachers will have long conversations and debates after the auditions to determine who will play each role. We do not take these decisions lightly. We know that there will sometimes be hurt feelings, but we know that you all have your own unique talents and we are proud of you for auditioning! Being a part of a musical (cast and crew) is truly a magical experience. There are many factors taken into consideration to make sure that all the parts work well together. We consider vocal range, the ability to capture these iconic characters, and (one of the most important aspects of a musical) the chemistry among other cast members. We will do our best to put you somewhere where we think you will shine the most. As directors, we often see pieces fall into place differently than others may expect.
Rehearsals are every Monday from 3:30-5:30, however your student may not be called for every rehearsal. In addition, we may have extra rehearsals on Fridays, if there is a missed rehearsal on Mondays due to holidays. Please refer to the calendar below and check your email for updates throughout the year.
Up coming schedule:
Parent Orientation: September 16th at 6:00pm
Auditions: September 21st at 11:00am-2pm
Call Backs: September 22nd at 11:00am-2pm
Rehearsal’s Begin: September 23rd at 3:30pm-5:30pm
The Narrators are the storytellers who speaks directly to the audience. These characters help control the pacing of the show and always needs to be ready for their next entrance, as they pop in and out throughout the story. We need charismatic girls and boys with great diction for this large speaking role.
Cinderella is a simple peasant girl whose one wish is to go to the Festival. Unfortunately, when her wish comes true she learns that wishes sometimes come with consequences. Cinderella’s inner beauty always shines through her sometimes clumsy and awkward exterior. We are looking for a great singer and actor who is charming while maintaining a sense of humor.
Jack is an energetic boy (or girl) who is always looking for an adventure. He begins this show as a simple little boy (his best friend is a cow), but by the end of the show he learns a few valuable lessons. We are looking for an excellent singer and actor who can show great range in this demanding role.
Raising a son and running a farm all by herself has made Jack's Mother a bit frazzled and most definitely overworked. Jack s Mother is a role for a character actress with solid comic timing and good singing skills.
The Baker is a good-hearted, like-able person who believes he can take on the Witch’s curse all by himself. At first, this confidence and his desire to have a child drives him, but he soon learns he needs his wife’s help to accomplish the goal. We are looking to cast an excellent actor and singer who is both personable and capable or portraying the Baker’s strength of conviction.
The Baker's Wife is a strong, determined and loving woman whose desire to have a child drives the action of the whole show. Her storyline helps tie all the characters storylines together. We are looking for a strong female performer in this role as it requires both excellent singing and acting as well as a good sense of comedic timing.
Little Red starts the show as a loud, bratty, pushy, glutton who happily manipulates people and situations to get her way. Eventually, she learns some valuable lessons and softens around the edges. Little Red should have a loud, powerful voice and be a good actor with a strong sense of musicality.
The Witch is an ancient, mysterious and manipulative woman who will do anything possible to regain her beauty and protect Rapunzel. While she may seem old and haggard, she still has the strength to control other people. We are looking for a character actress and singer who can physically and vocally portray the complexities of the role.
Cinderella’s Prince is a conceited man who adamantly pursues Cinderella and can’t take no for an answer. When not chasing her, he is trying to show up Rapunzel’s Prince. This role requires a good singer and actor who can portray arrogance while still being likeable.
Cinderella's Stepmother is a mean, evil woman who only cares about her birth children, daughters Florinda and Lucinda. We are looking for an actress who can portray both the strong distaste the character has for Cinderella as well as the love she showers on her own spoiled daughters.
Florinda and Lucinda
Cinderella's Stepsisters are spoiled brats who care only about themselves and marrying Cinderella's Prince. We are looking for two actresses who work well together and are able to portray their cattiness in a bold and comical way.
Cinderella's Father will not win any Father-of-the-Year awards. He doesn't care about his daughter's well-being or her actions.
Cinderella' s Mother comforts Cinderella in her beautiful song to her. We are looking to cast a singer with a strong, pleasant voice for this role.
Rapunzel has been stuck in a tower for the majority of her life. Finally, she stands up to the Witch in order to get out to see the world. We are looking for an excellent soprano singer in this role.
Rapunzel's Prince is the pompous and arrogant brother of Cinderella’s Prince. Sibling rivalry runs rampant between the brothers, including each brother’s belief that his lady love is the most beautiful. We are looking for a talented singer who can portray confidence both physically and vocally.
Just like the name suggests, this is one mysterious man. Everything he does is to help the Baker, but he does not explain his motives until the last moment. We are looking for an engaging character actor who can speak the Mysterious Man’s often puzzling lines clearly in this non-singing role.
The Wolf is a sly and dangerous character intently focused on attacking Little Red Riding Hood. We are looking to cast an actor and singer who can physically and vocally bring the Wolf to life.
Sings and dances “Hello Little Girl” with the wolf
Granny is a feisty woman who is not afraid to fight the Wolf face to face. This non-singing role is perfect for a young performer able to make strong character choices.
The Steward is the servant of Cinderella’s Prince. He is dependable and willing to do whatever Cinderella’s Prince asks. This is a small featured role.
Milky-White is Jack s cow. There are a lot of chances for comedic moments with this role. We are looking for a focused performer who is willing to steal the show with an expressive face.
Grimms Fairy Tale Ensemble
These fairytale characters will bring the woods to life with their dancing, ensemble singing and interactions.