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Auditions for Teens on Stage 2018


Announcing auditions for RLT’s Teens On Stage Summer Conservatory and production of Into the Woods with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine.

On February 17, Raleigh Little Theatre will be holding auditions for Into the Woods. The production is the culmination of the Teens On Stage Summer Conservatory for students aged 14-18. Students attend conservatory classes in addition to rehearsals.

Important dates


February 17, 1:00-3:00pm and 3:30-5:30pm in the Gaddy Goodwin Teaching Theatre.

Please sign up for an audition block (you only need to attend ONE of the two blocks) on our SignupGenius page.

Please arrive by the start time of your audition block and plan to stay for the full two hours. Depending on the numbers auditioning, candidates may finish up early.

Call Backs: Thursday, February 22 7:00-9:00pm in the Gaddy Goodwin Teaching Theatre

Costume Measurements: 6:30pm, Tuesday, May 15 in lobby of the Gaddy Goodwin Teaching Theatre

Parent/Student Information Meeting: May 15 7:00pm  in Gaddy Goodwin Teaching Theatre following measurements.

Conservatory Dates:

Evening Music Rehearsals: June 18-22
Conservatory Dates: Mon–Fri, June 25–July 20 (no July 4), 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tech Saturday: July 14, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Performance Dates:

Preview performance: July 19, 7:30pm (actors are at theatre 9:00am until after preview)
Opening night: July 20, 7:30pm (actors are at theatre 9:00am until after opening)
Performance Dates: July 20 – Aug 5 (see calendar)

About the Auditions

Please sign up for an audition block (you only need to attend ONE of the two blocks) on our SignupGenius page.

All candidates should come prepared to present a contemporary one minute monologue a 16 bar vocal solo, unaccompanied, and participate in movement exercises. Please wear clothing which allows for freedom of movement.

Callbacks will consist of cold readings from the script.

Perusal copies of the script will be available for a 48 hour check out from the RLT office which is located in the rear of the building and opened from 10:00am-5:00pm Mon-Fri. Please call the business office to check on availability (919) 821-4579.

Audition forms

Interested in auditioning? Here’s some forms to fill out and bring with you to auditions plus some helpful documents:

About the show

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 spell. As the characters pursue their wishes, Lapine and Sondheim explore the tensions, conflicts and unexpected self discoveries that arise when one’s wishes come true.

About the Roles

18 characters who sing solo (below) plus speaking roles of Cinderella’s Father, Granny, Steward, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White.

Doubling of some roles possible for flexible cast size of 18-23 actors.

Narrator: An intellectual and pleasant story-teller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience.

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 who is independent, bold, and strong-willed.

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’s Stepmother: The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella.

Florinda and Lucinda: Cinderella’s stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother’s footsteps of abusing Cinderella.

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.

Cinderella’s Mother: 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.

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.

Cinderella’s Prince: Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing.

Rapunzel’s Prince: Just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exciting endeavor.

Giant: Voiceover. The Giant’s wife is an angry and vengeful ‘monster.’ She is seeking restitution for her loss.

About the Production Team

Director: Meredyth Pederson Cooper
Music Director: Shane W. Dittmar

About Teens on Stage Registration

Admission to Teens On Stage is by audition only. The total cost for the Teens On Stage Conservatory Program is $665.00. Once you have been accepted into the program, we will provide you information on how to register online. Participants will register with non-refundable 20% deposit by April 30. The balance is due by June 1.

Scholarships are available to those who qualify. Contact Kathleen Rudolph at (919) 821-4579 ext 225.