Auditions Announced for INTO THE WOODS at INNOVAtheatre

INNOV_logoBack by popular demand! Aaron Washington will lead our YOUtheatre production staff as director and choreographer of this Sondheim classic.

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

The story follows 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. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

Jan. 23-25 from 6-9pm

Sorg Opera House – 63 S Main St, Middletown, OH 45044-8206

Production dates: May 5-8

Auditions are open to all performers between the ages 12-19. All roles are open.

  • Prepare 1 minute of a Broadway song or a stylistically appropriate song to fit a character from the show.
  • In person auditions and callbacks will be held January 23-24-25, 2022.
  • Video Submissions will be accepted beginning November 15, 2021. All auditions can be sent to
  • You may be called to attend in person callbacks based on your video submissions.
  • Rehearsals will be 2 days a week 6 pm – 9 pm. The days will be set based on cast conflicts. Not everyone will be called to every rehearsal.


NARRATOR – An intellectual and pleasant story-teller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience.
THE BAKER – A harried and insecure baker who is simple and loving, yet protective of his family. He wants his wife to be happy and is willing to do anything to ensure her happiness but refuses to let others fight his battles.
THE BAKER’S WIFE – 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.
CINDERELLA – A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters.
JACK – The feckless Giant killer who is ‘almost a man.’ He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed.
JACK’S MOTHER – Browbeating and weary, Jack’s protective mother is independent, bold, and strong-willed.
LITTLE RED RIDINGHOOD – A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-witted, fearless, yet youthful and naive.
THE WITCH – Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive.
WOLF – Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey.
RAPUNZEL – A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world.
RAPUNZEL’S PRINCE – Just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exiting endeavor
CINDERELLA’S PRINCE – Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing.
CINDERELLA’S STEPMOTHER – The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella.
FLORINDA & LUCINDA – Cinderella’s stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother’s footsteps of abusing Cinderella.
CINDERELLA’S MOTHER & GRANNY – Deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree.
MYSTERIOUS MAN – A mischievous vagrant and nosy meddler. He is a good-natured protector and observer.
STEWARD – A man – servant who is used to doing whatever he has to solve a problem. Conniving and cowardly.
GIANT – Voiceover. The Giant’s wife is an angry and vengeful ‘monster.’ She is seeking restitution for her loss.

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2 responses to “Auditions Announced for INTO THE WOODS at INNOVAtheatre

  1. Audree

    I am trying to submit my video audition to the email listed above and it’s not working. Are auditions still being accepted for into the woods?


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