Into the Woods Jr.

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Into the Woods Jr.

Vanguard Theater Company
Mahwah, NJ
US

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Performer

TITLE

Into the Woods Jr.

DESCRIPTION

Casting "Into the Woods" includes many of your favorite characters: Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk!), and of course the Witch – all who meet and interact in this whimsical & original show. Step into adventure as their different stories intertwine with each other when they all journey Into the Woods. The musical weaves together the tales of a baker and his wife who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the king's festival; Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk; and Little Red Riding Hood who just wants to bring Grandma a few croissants! 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.

Vanguard Theater Company' SIXTEEN-DAY, SUMMER-STOCK SLEEPAWAY experience is an intensive program where a select group of students will take residence at a beautiful campsite nestled in the Ramapo mountains of Mahwah, NJ (Camp Glen Gray). Students (Ages 15 - 18) will rehearse with professional directors, and professional actors (adult roles will be played by acting professionals who will also also serve as mentors) and their experience will culminate at the Camp's Amphitheater with two days of public performances. A Highlight will also include staff-show performances of "Brooklyn the Musical" and Senior Division performances of "Carrie the Musical." In addition to a professional intensive rehearsal process, campers will enjoy home cooked meals, BBQ's, campfires, karaoke, dance parties, swimming, boating, hiking, and more! This is a tuition based program. The sixteen day camp tuition is - $1250, and there is a $150 activity fee. 

Open Auditions are being held Saturday, April 8th, 10 - 6pm  and Sunday, May 7th from 12 - 6pm at New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts - 593 Bloomfiled Ave, Bloomfield, NJ.

To register to audtion, please visit: Vanguardtheater.org clicking on the education tab, or you can go directly our application form by going to the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdk9mjbsYJEr6aFCVJKpana6omaRUjvnTPRDe_c4gxnQ8LQCg/viewform

For out-of-state applicants, we are accepting video auditions. Please follow the applicaiton link above where you will be prompted to submit a link to a youtube, vimeo, or facebook video.

Character Descriptions:

Cinderella (Lead): Female, 12-14 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.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities Jack (Lead): Male, 12-14 Jack is an energetic young man 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.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities Jack's Mother (Supporting): Female, 12-14 Raising a son and running a farm all by herself has made Jack's Mother a bit frazzled and most definitely overworked.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities Baker (Lead): Male, 12-14 The Baker is a good-hearted, likeable 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.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities Baker's Wife (Lead): Female, 12-14 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.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities Little Red Riding Hood (Lead): Female, 12-14 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.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Required Media: Headshot/Photo Witch (Lead): Female, 12-14 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.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities Cinderella's Prince (Lead): Male, 12-14 Cinderella's Prince is a conceited fellow 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.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Cinderella's Stepmother (Supporting): Female, 12-14 Cinderella's Stepmother is a mean, evil woman who only cares about her birth children, daughters Florinda and Lucinda.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Florinda & Lucinda (Supporting): Female, 12-14 Cinderella's Stepsisters are spoiled brats who care only about themselves and marrying Cinderella's Prince.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Cinderella's Father (Supporting): Male, 12-14 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.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Cinderella's Mother (Supporting): Female, 12-14 Cinderella' s Mother who comforts Cinderella through song.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Rapunzel (Lead): Female, 12-14 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.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Rapunzel's Prince (Lead): Male, 12-14 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.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Mysterious Man (Supporting): Male, 12-14 Just like the name suggests, this is one mysterious person. Everything he does is to help the Baker, but he does not explain his motives until the last moment.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Wolf (Lead): Male, 12-14 The Wolf is a sly and dangerous character intently focused on attacking Little Red Ridinghood.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Granny (Supporting): Female, 12-14 Granny is a feisty woman who is not afraid to fight the Wolf face to face.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Steward (Supporting): 12-14 The Steward is the servant of Cinderella s Prince. He is dependable and willing to do whatever Cinderella s Prince asks.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Milky White (Supporting): Males & Females, 12-14 Milky-White is Jack's cow.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

DURATION

July 29, 2017 - August 13, 2017

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