WHEN: Wednesday, November 8, 2023 from 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 9, 2023 from 7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Callbacks by invitation only Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: NCT, 6376 City Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19151 (located within Overbrook Presbyterian church).
Performance Dates: March 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 10, 15 & 16 2024
Director: Gregory Morton
Music Director and Orchestra Conductor: Raquel García
Choreographer: Suzanne Rainear
- Sign-Up: To sign up, please send an email to email@example.com with the role(s) you are auditioning for as well as the date and 3 time preferences in the email. There will be 7-8 people assigned to each half hour slot. The available time slots are as follows:
11/8– 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00, 9:30 and 10:00 in the evening.
11/9– 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00, 9:30 and 10:00 in the evening.
Time slots will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. A confirmation email will be returned to you by the Saturday after you submit a request for an audition time. That email will include your audition time slot and an electronic audition form that will need to be completed prior to your audition.
- Covid-19: Everyone is required to be vaccinated.
- Vocal: Please prepare 16-32 bars of a song in the style of the show or from the show. No acappella or recorded music will be permitted. If you choose a song that is not from the show, please bring sheet music with written-out accompaniment for the accompanist. A chord chart will not be accepted. Music on phones will not be accepted.
- Dance: Please come prepared for a dance audition with proper shoes and clothing. All are required to participate in the dance audition. All levels of experience are encouraged to audition.
- We are seeking a diverse and energetic cast aged 18 & up. All roles are open.
REHEARSALS: Rehearsals will start in December 2023. Rehearsals are on Sunday [afternoons and/or evenings] Monday and Tuesday evenings.
MANDATORY REHEARSALS: Attendance is mandatory at the following: Sitzprobe – Sunday, February 18, 5:30 p.m. until finished; Tech Week – Sunday, February 25, starting at 1:30 p.m.. February 26-28 starting at 6:00 p.m. and Strike – on Sunday, March 17.
MEMBERSHIP: NCT is a volunteer, membership based organization, all roles are open and non-paid. If cast in this production, you must be willing to become a member of NCT ($35.00). Membership Benefits include voting rights in the annual Board elections. Cast members are also expected to contribute to other aspects of production, including but not limited to, building and painting sets, soliciting for ads and donations, and sourcing costumes and props. Cast members may be responsible for providing their own footwear for the production that aligns with the Costume Designer and Director’s vision.
CLEARANCES: For the safety of minors who participate in all aspects of theatre, it is the policy of NCT to require all volunteers to obtain the PA Criminal Background, Child Abuse Clearances and FBI Clearances. There is a fee of $23.25 if you need to be fingerprinted. If you are cast, the Clearance Coordinator will go over the requirements in depth. If you have any questions, please seek out an NCT Board Member.
QUESTIONS: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is the policy of NCT to ensure equal opportunities without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age (except in the instance of special rules for minors’ participation), disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state of local law.
INTO THE WOODS
The “hero” of the story, although his actions are not always heroic. The Baker feels he must “fix” his and his wife’s inability to have children and initially tries to pursue his quest without her, but he soon realizes he is much better off with her by his side. The Baker is an original character created for the musical but inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s Thumbelina and The Brothers Grimm’s tale Rapunzel. Baritone. Vocal Range: bottom: A Flat 2; top: G4.
THE BAKER’S WIFE
Badly wanting a child, the Baker’s Wife would go to any length to have one. However, when her husband sets off into the woods to seek the things that would enable them to remove their “curse” of infertility, her assertiveness and stubbornness eventually help bring about a change between her and her husband. The Baker’s Wife is an original character created for the musical but inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s Thumbelina and The Brothers Grimm’s tale Rapunzel. Mezzo- Soprano. Vocal Range: bottom: F3; top: G5.
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
Little Red Riding Hood must journey from youth and innocence into adulthood. Until The Wolf comes along, she believes that everything and everyone is good in her life, and everyone is to be trusted.However, this encounter causes her to grow up, and she must take responsibility by taking her journey through the woods. The Brothers Grimm’s tale is a metaphor for the loss of innocence. Mezzo- Soprano. Vocal Range: bottom: B flat 3; top: F5.
Initially portrayed as “the villain,” the Witch’s story is much more complicated. At times, yes, she is an adversary, but the Witch is just as human as the characters who cross her path. She has an ulterior motive when she reveals she was the one who placed the curse of infertility on the Baker’s family. The Witch is an original character created for the musical but loosely based on the Witch from The Brothers Grimm’s Rapunzel tale. Mezzo- Soprano. Vocal Range: bottom: F3; top: G5.
Even though she lives with her father, wicked stepmother, and two cruel stepsisters, Cinderella is kind and good, and her only wish is to go to the Prince’s festival (a.k.a. The Ball), but once she does go and the Prince pursues her, she is uncertain about how to proceed. The story of Cinderella originates from a tale called Rhodopis, from the first century BC. In Rhodopis, a Greek courtesan weds the king of Egypt after a bird brings him one of her shoes. This story is the basis for the lost glass slipper we associate with Cinderella and her Prince. However, The Brothers Grimm’s tale is the most well-known. Soprano. Vocal Range: bottom: G3; top: G5.
Foolhardy, sometimes dense, and desperate for a better life, Jack sells his beloved cow Milky White for magic beans which lead him up the beanstalk and on a journey of growing up and learning to accept the consequences. The original story first appeared as The Story of Jack Spriggins and the Enchanted Bean in 1734. Tenor. Vocal Range: bottom: B2; top: G4.
FLORINDA & LUCINDA
Cinderella’s cruel step sisters who follow in their mother’s footsteps. While the sisters experienced an ambiguous fate as part of a certain animated movie, their story in the musical closely follows The Brothers Grimm’s tale. Mezzo- Soprano. Vocal Range: bottom: C4; top: A Flat 5.
A single mother and a fighter, Jack’s Mother is mainly concerned with not starving. She forces Jack to sell his beloved cow, Milky White, to survive. She first appeared as part of The Story of Jack Spriggins and the Enchanted Bean in 1734. Soprano. Vocal Range: bottom: B flat 3; top: G flat 5.
Attractive and pompous like his brother, Cinderella’s Prince, he is second-in-line, has a chip on his shoulder, and is always searching for the next best thing. He tries his best to help when Rapunzel starts to lose her grip on reality. He appeared as part of The Brothers Grimm’s tale, Rapunzel. Baritone. Vocal Range: bottom: C Sharp 3; top: E4.
Psychologically abusive, greedy, selfish, and mean-spirited, Cinderella’s Stepmother wants what is best for herself and her two daughters, but not Cinderella. She initially appeared as part of The Brothers Grimm’s tale. Mezzo- Soprano. Vocal Range: bottom: A3; top: F Sharp 5.
CINDERELLA’S PRINCE / THE WOLF
Though charming, handsome, and seemingly perfect, Cinderella’s Prince thinks his royal birth entitles him to take anything, and anyone, he wants. Also known as Prince Charming in other tales, he appears as part of The Brothers Grimm’s tale. Baritone. Vocal Range: bottom: B2; top: F4.
A rather hungry creature, the Wolf represents imminent danger and the chaos of life and death. The Wolf appears in many versions of the Little Red tale, but the most well-known is The Brothers Grimm’s tale. Baritone. Vocal Range: bottom: B Flat 2; top: G Flat 4.
Cinderella’s Prince/The Wolf should have dance experience, preferably ballet experience.
NARRATOR / THE MYSTERIOUS MAN
Following the path of teachers and parents’ footsteps, the Narrator helps guide the story along. The Narrator is an original character created for the musical. A wandering vagrant found in the woods, he is full of riddles and an important secret. The Mysterious Man is an original character created for the musical. Baritone. Vocal Range: bottom: G2; top: E Flat 4.
Raised and locked away by The Witch, Rapunzel grew up confined to a tower in the woods; and even though she escapes to start a new life and understand her true history, she struggles to maintain her sanity after her distressing upbringing. Her story originates in her very own Brothers Grimm’s tale. Soprano. Vocal Range: bottom: B3; top: B5.
CINDERELLA’S MOTHER / GRANNY / VOICE OF THE GIANT
Though no longer living, Cinderella’s Mother is still pivotal in granting useful advice and helping fulfill Cinderella’s wish of going to the Prince’s ball. While not directly referred to, her hazel tree is part of The Brothers Grimm’s tale. Mezzo- Soprano. Vocal Range: bottom: G3; top: A Flat 5. [DOUBLES AS GRANNY AND THE GIANT]
Little Red’s grandmother who lives in the woods. She is feisty and vindictive towards the Wolf. She is a primary character in The Brothers Grimm’s tale. Spoken/Ensemble Singing.
The giant’s wife that lives at the top of the beanstalk. She is loud, angry, and very, very big. She appeared as part of The Story of Jack Spriggins and the Enchanted Bean in 1734. Spoken
An attendant of Cinderella’s Prince, he is a self-important, surly servant to the royal family. While we see his character in a certain animated version, he is not directly referred to in the original Brothers Grimm’s tale. Ensemble Singing
SLEEPING BEAUTY AND SNOW WHITE
Damsels in distress that catch the wandering eyes of Cinderella’s and Rapunzel’s princes. Though they only appear for a few moments at the show’s end, each has an important and well-known backstory not covered in the show.
A sickly white cow owned by Jack. We intend on using a puppet for Milky White. The actor auditioning for the cow must be able to demonstrate flexibility, physical movement and improvisational skills.