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Big Noise Theatre

Auditions for BNT's INTO THE WOODS

Update, January 19, 2022: A third night of auditions has been added as a response to overwhelming demand for time slots. Night three will be Thursday February 17, 7-10pm with callbacks moving to Wednesday, February 23. We're so excited to see each and every one of you show us your talents!

UPDATE, January 18, 2022: Auditions slots are currently full, but please don't let that discourage you from auditioning. It is our policy to accept walk-ins. If you have the resources to do so we also accept video auditions sent to [email protected] up to the audition dates, which will be viewed on the same evenings as in-person auditions out of fairness for all performers.

Big Noise Theatre is excited to announce Non-Equity auditions for INTO THE WOODS. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, musical...and a rare modern classic.

Directed by Brent Walker
Assistant Directed by Jacqueline Kotula 
Music Direction by Ken Preuss
Assistant Music Direction by Holly Weis

Audition Dates: February 15, 16 and 17; 2022 at 7pm with callbacks on February 23. Walk-ins welcome!

Location: Rootz, 557 Waukegan Road, Northbook, IL 60062

Commission and Comps Policy: Big Noise Theatre’s ticket policy offers performers two options: traditional comps or a commission on tickets sold. More details available at auditions.

Time Commitment: Rehearsals will be held in Wilmette between March 6 and April 14 before moving to the performance space in Des Plaines on April 18. Performances are at Prairie Lakes Theater on Fridays and Saturdays April 29, 30, May 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 7:30pm; Sundays May 1, 8, and 15 at 2pm. Potential Saturday Matinees on May 7 or 14 at 2pm.

COVID-19 Policy: All cast and staff must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and boosted, as recommended by the CDC guidelines, for auditions, rehearsals, and performances. Proof of vaccination and booster status (as applicable) must be provided at auditions before being seen. This information will be verified at auditions against a physical vaccination card, photocopy of vaccination card, digital record of vaccination, or a printed record from your vaccine provider.Performers must remain masked at all times until their audition, at which time they will be provided a clear face shield to wear. Staff will be fully masked at all times.

Safety at Rehearsals and Performances: Big Noise Theatre intends to have mask-free performances of this production. Due to the ever evolving nature of COVID-19, BNT and the production staff will follow the latest local and CDC guidelines for rehearsals and performances and will partner with cast and staff to ensure the safety and comfort of all involved. Presently, masks that cover the lower half of the face including the nose must be worn at all times during rehearsals.

Material to Prepare: 32 bars of a song in the style of the show that shows your voice at its best. Music must be in the key you plan to sing in. Please be sure music is in a book or double sided in a 3-ring binder. Be prepared to move. Please complete this digital form before arrival. Bring a headshot and resume if available.

Contact Info: Do not submit photo/resume via email for consideration. If you're unable to attend auditions, we'll accept video submissions at [email protected]. No phone calls, please.

Big Noise Theatre is committed to diversity and encourages all its staff to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Big Noise Theatre encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition. No phone calls, please.

All auditions may be recorded on video. Expect to stay for a short time past your chosen time slot.

It is the policy of Big Noise Theatre to accept walk-in auditions.

Some roles are already cast from before the production was shuttered in 2020 due to COVID-19. Only the following roles are available:

  • Narrator/Mysterious Man
  • Boy
  • Cinderella
  • Jack
  • Jack's Mother
  • Baker’s Wife
  • Little Red Ridinghood
  • Witch
  • Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince
  • Rapunzel
  • Rapunzel's Prince
  • Ensemble

Character Breakdown

Narrator/Mysterious Man
Age 30 to 60 - An intellectual and pleasant story-teller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate the lessons of his tales. Occasionally appears as the Mysterious Man, a mischievous vagrant and nosy meddler. He is a good-natured protector and observer.
Vocal range: G2 to E4

Age 7 to 10 - Silent and observant yet part of the action. Non speaking.

Age 20 to 30 - A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters.
Vocal range: G3 to G5

Age 12 to 20 - The feckless Giant killer who is 'almost a man.' He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed.
Vocal range: B2 to G4

Jack's Mother
Age 40 to 60 - Browbeating and weary, Jack's protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed.
Vocal range: Bb3 to Gb5

The Baker's Wife
Age 30 to 45 - Determined and bright woman who wishes to be a mother. She leads a simple, yet satisfying life and is very low-maintenance yet proactive in her endeavors.
Vocal range: F3 to G5

Little Red Ridinghood 
Age 12 to 20 - A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-witted, fearless, yet youthful and naive. 
Vocal range: Bb3 to F5

The Witch 
Age 30 to 60 - Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive. 
Vocal range: F3 to G5

Wolf/Cinderella's Prince
Age 30 to 40 - A hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey. This description fairly describes both characters.
Vocal range: Bb2 to Gb4

Age 30 to 40 - A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world.
Vocal range: B3 to A5

Rapunzel’s Prince
Age 30 to 40 - Just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exciting endeavor.
Vocal range: C#3 to E4

3 or more members of a "greek chorus" that will support the story through vocals and unique theatricality and movement who will also portray Milky White, Red's Grandmother, Cinderella's Mother, Cinderella's Father, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty.

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