Spring Show – Into the Woods Jr. Auditions
Book by James Lapine
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Based on classic fairy tales
Directed and Choreographed by Sade Aset
Music Directed by: TBD
Age Range: Grade 3-9
Tuition: $750 Financial assistance available.
Auditions Due: January 22, 2022 @ 12:00pm
Callbacks: February 4, 2022
Rehearsals: March 4 – April 14, 2022
Performances: April 15 – May 1, 2022
“Be careful what you wish for, as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical. Into the Woods JR. features all of your favorite characters — Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch — in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.
The musical centers on 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, and wind up changed forever.” MTI
Why Into the Woods, Jr.?
Inspired by the Brothers Grimm fairy tales, Into the Woods, Jr. drives home how no one is alone, and how there is always a glimmer of hope and inspiration in the face of adversity, challenges, and tragedy. The mix-match group of reluctant fairy tale characters learn the meaning of empathy and perseverance as they pursue their hopes and dreams in a world that seems to be stacked against them.
Into the Woods, Jr. provides students with a variety of featured roles, in both principal and supporting characters. This show provides many opportunities for students to shine and develop their skills as performers.
From Sade Aset, Director:
Into the Woods feels like the perfect show to direct during the return of live theatre! Over the course of the pandemic, I have rediscovered my love for fantasy. I recently got into Dungeons and Dragons, and it’s been nurturing and indulging in my imagination in ways that I am excited to carry back into theatre. With several iconic fairy tales woven with melodies that spark mischief and magic, this show is bound to be a spectacle full of fun characters, spooky scenery, and greens, greens, so many greens!
Virtual auditions for Into the Woods, Jr will consist of one song video and one monologue video.
Audition videos are due Saturday, January 22 at 12:00pm.
- Register for your audition. Here you will let us know your interest, answer a few short questions, and submit your resume. PLEASE REGISTER BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR AUDITION MATERIALS.
- Please register as early as possible, so KIDSTAGE can determine the number of students planning to audition for each production. No audition video is required at the time of registration.
- Prepare and record one song video (16-32 bars of music) and one monologue video one minute or less in length
- Please include your slate (introduction) at the beginning of each video.
- Submit your audition video(s). Please submit your video along with your headshot and upload the video to the link as an unlisted YouTube video link.
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Callbacks for Into the Woods, Jr will be Friday, February 4, 2022, from 4:00pm-9:00pm. Once auditions are complete, students will be emailed regarding callback status and callback materials to prepare.
Callbacks will take place in person at First Stage Theatre, 120 Front St N, Issaquah WA 98027.
All participants in callbacks must wear a mask at all times and will be asked to check their temperature and complete the COVID-19 Health Attestation at the door when they arrive. A copy of the KIDSTAGE COVID-19 Health Attestation is available here for your preview.
All callback information can be accessed at the KIDSTAGE Callback and Casting Page
All callback and casting information can be accessed at the KIDSTAGE Callback and Casting Page.
The KIDSTAGE Spring Show is a fun and challenging experience designed for 3rd-9th grade students with a range of skill levels. The focus is on building community and friendships while developing performance skills and putting on a show. Directed, designed, and produced by theatre professionals, the rehearsal process includes a strong and safe community where students delve into hands-on learning of rehearsal etiquette and performance technique.
The cast will have fun, make friends and develop skills in script analysis, character development, choreography, staging, and vocal technique. The emphasis is on the student and their process as they experience each phase of theatre making through technical rehearsals and performances. The directors are a diverse team of experienced educators with a passion for working with young people and supporting them in building skills for theatre and skills for life.
Skills for Theatre… Skills for Life
To provide a personal development program for young people which uses theatre arts:
- To teach creativity and responsibility
- To encourage teamwork and personal integrity
- To foster self-esteem and appreciation for live theatre
Everyone benefits from an inclusive, multi-cultural environment of students, staff and programming. We welcome people of every ethnicity, race, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, income and ability.