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Into the Woods Audition Applications Open!


Into the Woods, a Tony award-winning Broadway musical and cautionary fairy tale, is funny, dark, clever, and romantic. It features stunning and challenging music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

Auditions are open to teen singers, grades 7-12 from Bloomington and all surrounding counties. The show will be cast by open auditions December 9-13. Rehearsals begin January 8, with performances March 1-4, 2018. Cast size is 22 or more (some roles will be double cast).

This fully staged Broadway version of Into the Woods is offered as a performance class with five public performances at the Waldron Arts Center Auditorium. Don't miss this opportunity for a high-quality theatre experience. Perform with a live orchestra and build your resume, all while receiving 80 hours of music, dance, and acting instruction by our seasoned instructors and production staff:

Director, Pat Gleeson. Lighting, Mike Schwandt. Sets, Brian Lewis. Costumes, Martina Celerin. Music Director, to be announced.

Into the Woods takes everyone's favorite storybook characters and brings 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. One of Sondheim's most popular works, Into the Woods is a musically sophisticated show with the opportunity to feature actors adept at dark comedy.

Apply online here.
Apply via postal mail here.
Audition details and rehearsal schedules can be found here.


Fall Class Registration Open Now Through September 8!




Triple Threat Classes, September 16 - October 21, 2017, Saturdays

Act, sing, and dance in our Triple Threat classes! This six-week class will work with three different theatre professionals to improve or learn specific techniques separate from the pressures of a performance. Students will receive both group and individual training. Acting instruction will help develop the student's ability to create believable characters. Singing instruction will include song interpretation and vocal technique. Dance instruction will focus on rhythm, movement, and technique. Learn more here.


Zoom: Creative Dramatics, September 16 - October 21, 2017, Saturdays

Does your kindergartner, first, or second grader want to learn more about voice, movement, story, collaboration, and imagination? The wordless picture book, Zoom, by Istvan Banyai will serve as a creative springboard during this six-week class. Familiar with the book? That's fine. Not familiar? Even better! Children will explore perspective and create scenes, in addition to developing their performance skills through theatre exercises and games. Learn more here.