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Middle School Musical

Into the Woods Jr.

We are pleased to announce the selection of Into the Woods Jr. as our Middle School dramatic production for Spring 2019. Our production is an adaptation specifically designed for middle school students and is about 60 minutes in length.

Audition Dates:

  • Monday, Jan. 14, 3:20-5:00 p.m., Ayres Auditorium
  • Tuesday, Jan. 15, 3:20-5:00 p.m., Ayres Auditorium

Call-Backs:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2:50-5:00 p.m., Ayres Auditorium

At the audition, students should come prepared to:

  1. Sing two pieces from the song options in the audition packet.
  2. Read some scenes, showing characterization as they sing and act.

All students will be expected to attend the call-back audition. Students will be taught a short dance and then sing and/or read some additional parts.

Production Dates:

  • Tuesday, April 16, 12:30 PM - Afternoon Dress Rehearsal with Audience
  • Wednesday, April 17, 7:00 PM - Evening show for families and friends

About Our Show:

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.

RATED: G

Auditions for the Musical

Our production is open to ALL interested 7th and 8th grade students who can meet the rehearsal requirements and are in good academic standing. We have a "no cut" policy, and all students who audition will be used in our cast.

We do work together with the athletic department to allow the students to complete their winter sports commitment while beginning their participation in the play. Students who elect to participate in a spring sport may need to miss practice and possibly a meet/game in early April when our final rehearsals move to the stage.

Important Documents:

Please feel free to email or call me with any questions that you may have about the audition or production process.

Jordan Murray
Director, "Into the Woods Jr."
415-2793