Into the Woods, March 1-4, 2018 (grades 7-12)

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.

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Audition details and rehearsal schedules can be found here.

James and the Giant Peach JR., April 20-22, 2018 (grades 3-6)

Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this "masterpeach" of a tale. Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic. When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way. Young actors will love playing the outlandish and larger-than-life human and insect characters. Registration opens November 1, with rehearsals beginning January 27 (weekly on Saturdays afternoons) and performances April 20-22. More information to come!

Past Productions 

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The Wizard of Oz, Young Performers' Edition (grades 1-6)
A Play for MLK (grades 4-6)
Legally Blonde, The Musical (grades 7-12)

Brundib├ír and But the Giraffe (grades 4-12)
Free To Be...You and Me (grades 1-4)

The Secret Garden (grades 5-12) 
Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr. (grades 1-4)
Disney's Camp Rock (grades 5-12)

A Year with Frog and Toad Kids (grades 1-4)
Seussical  (grades 5-12)
Monkey Magic: Chinese Story Theatre (grades 5-12)

Disney's Winnie the Pooh Kids (grades 1-4)
Schoolhouse Rock Live! (grades 5-12) 
Godspell (grades 9-12)

Disney's Aladdin Kids (grades 1-4) 
Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. (grades 5-8)

Disney's The Jungle Book Kids (grades 1-4) 
Disney's Mulan, Jr. (grades 5-8) 
My Son Pinocchio: Gepetto's Musical Tale (summer camp, grades 1-12)

Disney's Cinderella Kids (grades 1-4)
Disney's 101 Dalmatians Kids (grades 1-4) 
Captain Louie (grades 5-8) 
Seussical Jr. (summer camp, grades 5-12)

Disney's Sleeping Beauty Kids & Disney's Aristocats Kids (grades 1-4) 
Fiddler on the Roof (grades 5-8)

The Magical Land of Oz (grades 1-4) 
The Music Man, Jr. (grades 5-8)

The Pied Piper (grades 1-4) 
Honk! (grades 5-8)

Disney's Beauty and the Beast (grades 1-8, as Bloomington Music Works, Junior)