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Monday, February 16, 2015

"Into the Woods" Auditions Delayed

   This weather (we're up to almost 10 inches of snow at this writing) can force a change of plans on anyone - including the Charleston Light Opera Guild (CLOG), who cancelled auditions tonight for the musical Into the Woods.

   But they've rescheduled - here's the full audition info:
INTO THE WOODS Auditions scheduled for Monday, Feb 16 are CANCELLED.
WE WILL HOLD AUDITIONS Tuesday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Singing & Reading
Bring sheet music for accompanist; No a cappella, please! Scripts will be provided.
All auditions held at:
Charleston Light Opera Guild Theatre
411 Tennessee Avenue at Roane Street
Production dates:
May 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 15 and 16, 2015
Civic Center Little Theatre
For additional information call 304-545-6945
19 MEMBER CAST (7 MEN, 12 WOMEN) AGES 15 - 60s
The Baker: insecure man who desperately wants a child; age 28-40ish; baritone
The Baker’s Wife: a confident and intelligent woman who wants a child; age 26-40; mezzo
Cinderella: a young and kind girl who wants to go to the king’s festival; age 17-26; soprano
The Witch: an evil and ugly old woman who is under a spell; during the production she loses her power and is restored to a beauty; age 25 – 60ish; mezzo
Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf: handsome man obsessed with Cinderella who doubles as the Wolf in the Little Red Riding tale; age 23-30s; baritone
Jack: a simple milk boy who loses his cow; ages 15-24; tenor
Little Red Riding Hood: a spoiled little girl on her way to grandma’s, age 16-20s, mezzo
Narrator/Mysterious Man: actor who tells the story and doubles as the baker’s father whom has been assumed dead; age 30-60ish; baritone
Rapunzel: lovely young girl and sister to the baker who is held captive by her mother, the witch; age 18-30; soprano
Jack’s mother: a mother who wants gold; age 40-60ish; mezzo
Rapunzel’s Prince: handsome man & brother to Cinderella’s prince; age 23-30s; tenor 
Cinderella’s stepmother/Grandmother: an evil yet beautiful woman double cast as Riding Hood’s grandmother; age 40-55; mezzo
Florinda and Lucinda: lovely but evil stepsisters to Cinderella; ages 16-30s; mezzo, soprano
Other cameo roles include Cinderella’s father, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Steward
Into the Woods blends the well-known fairy tales of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Little Red Riding Hood with an original story of the Baker and his Wife who catalyze the action by attempting to reverse a witch’s curse on their family in order to have a child. In the first act all the fairytale characters set out to achieve their goal of living “Happily Ever After.” Act Two deals with the consequences that traditional fairy tales conveniently ignore. Composer Stephen Sondheim and author James Lapine spin a tale of new and old storybook characters on a journey of growth and self-discovery. The tales intertwine in the woods where all inner darkness is confronted.
Into the Woods opened on Broadway in 1987 with Bernadette Peters, Joanna Gleason, Chip Zien and Tom Aldredge. It won three Tony awards including best score and best book, five Drama Desk Awards and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for best musical. It was revived in 2002 with Vanessa Williams, Laura Benanti, John McMartin and Gregg Edelman and won the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical. The film version starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine and others was released in December 2014. The Guild presented Into the Woods in 1992 and 2006.

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