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Submissions: Casting Into the Woods

The Candlelight Theatre

Post Date: May 12, 2023

The Candlelight Theatre, located in historic Ardentown, Delaware (30 minutes from Center City, Philadelphia) is accepting pictures (headshot or recent photo) and resumes for its upcoming production of Into The Woods (music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine). The production will be directed by Peter Reynolds with Choreography by DJ Passman. Seeking non-union, singers, actors, and dancers, of all types, and ethnicity. Rehearsals will start approximately Monday, July 24, 2023 thru September 15, 2023. The production runs September 16 – October 29, 2023.

 All roles are open and paid. Performers may also have the opportunity to work in the restaurant during the run of the show to supplement their income. 

 The Candlelight Theatre, 2208 Millers Rd. Wilmington, De. 19810

 No calls to the theater, please.



 Narrator/ Mysterious Man -Intellectual, pleasant storyteller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience. A mischievous vagrant and nosy meddler. He is a good-natured protector and observer.
Gender: Male; Vocal range: G2 – E4

 Cinderella - A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters.
Gender: Female; Vocal range:  G3 -G5

 Jack -The feckless Giant killer who is 'almost a man.' He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed.
Gender: Male; Vocal range: B2 - G4

 Jack's Mother -Browbeaten and weary, Jack's protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed.
Gender: Female; Vocal range: Bb3 -Gb5

The Baker - A harried and insecure yet simple and loving. Protective of his family. He wants his wife to be happy and is willing to do anything to ensure it. Refuses to let others fight his battles.
Gender: Male; Vocal range: Ab2 - G4

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.
Gender: Female; Vocal range: F3 - G5

Cinderella's Stepmother - The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella.
Gender: Female; Vocal range: A3 - F#5

Florinda and Lucinda - Cinderella's stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother's footsteps in abusing Cinderella.
Gender: Female; Vocal range: C4 – Ab5 

Little Red Riding Hood - A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-witted, fearless, yet youthful and naive. Gender: Female; Vocal range: Bb3 - F5

The Witch - Sarcastic, cursed-then-transformed, straightforward, aggressive, and obsessive protector of Rapunzel.
Gender: Female; Vocal range: F3 – G5

Cinderella’s Mother/ Giant/ Little Red’s Grandmother - Deceased, but her soul guards and aids her daughter from a tree. Voiceover. The Giant's wife: An angry and vengeful 'monster.' She is seeking restitution for her loss.
Gender: Female; Vocal range: G3 – F5

Wolf/ Cinderella's Prince - Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey. Vain, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing.
Gender: Male; Vocal range: Bb2 – Gb4

Rapunzel - A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world.
Gender: Female; Vocal range: B3  - A5

Rapunzel's Prince - Just as vain as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exciting endeavor.
Gender: Male; Vocal range: C3 - E4

Cinderella's Father

The Steward

Snow White - End of show cameo role, actor will understudy another major character.

Sleeping Beauty - End of show cameo role, actor will understudy another major character

How To Apply

Please send pictures and resumes to Bob Kelly, Artistic Director [email protected]   Auditioners will be contacted regarding an audition date/time.

 *Please indicate when sending your headshot if you have a preference for a Monday or Tuesday audition slot.

 Auditions will be held at The Candlelight Theatre and scheduled on:

                      Monday June 5 - 6:00 - 10:00pm
Tuesday June 6- 6:00 - 10:00pm

 Please prepare 16 - 32 bars showing range… preferably something Sondheim. Auditioners are welcome to sing from Into the Woods. Readings will be provided.

No calls to the theater, please.


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