Little Women

— Auditions for Little Women have been held & our cast selected. We are still looking to fill our orchestra. Please Email us at outofthewoodstheatre@hotmail.com if interested.

— Performances Scheduled for April 5, 6 & 7, 2019 at UWSP @ Wausau’s Veninga Theatre.

Book by Allan Knee, Music by Jason Howland, Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott.

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s American classic, this Civil War story of love & family stands the test of time. Little Women embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a show filled with laughter, tears & a lifting of the spirit. The musical features plenty of great opportunities for female actors & singers ranging in age from teenage to 60 years old. The powerful score soars with the sounds of personal discovery, heartache & hope — the sounds of a young America finding its voice.

Open Volunteer Opportunities:  Orchestra Members, Pianist, Light Technician, Promotions/Marketing & more. Please e-mail outofthewoodstheatre@hotmail.com or call us 715-298-9869 regarding the position your interested in by April 1.

Orchestra Members Still Needed: Pianist, Bass, Cello, Horn & Percussionist. Please email us at outofthewoodstheatre@hotmail.com or call us at 715-298-9869.


Into the Woods

— Auditions: April 23 & 24 at 6:30 pm, Location TBA

— Performances Scheduled for June 27-29, 2019 at UWMC’s Veninga Theatre.

Book by James Lapine, Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make. James Lapine & Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters & bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece … and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book & score are both enchanting & touching.

Open Volunteer Opportunities:  Orchestra Members, Music Director, Light Technician, Sound Technician, Promotions/Marketing, Stage Manager & more. Please e-mail outofthewoodstheatre@hotmail.com or call us 715-298-9869 regarding the position your interested in by May 1, 2019.

Orchestra Members Needed. Please email us at outofthewoodstheatre@hotmail.com or call us at 715-298-9869.

Please Note: In the interest of transparency & full disclosure, one of the roles in this production has already been precast — The Witch.

Character Breakdown:

Narrator

An intellectual & pleasant story-teller who helps to orchestrate the show & illustrate lessons to the audience. Traditionally male but could be female. Any age. Vocal range G2 to E4.

Cinderella

A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother & stepsisters. Female, age 20-30. Vocal range G3 to G5 — Soprano.

Jack

The feckless Giant killer who is “almost a man.” He’s adventurous, naive, energetic & bright-eyed. Male, age 20-30. Vocal range B2 to G4 — Tenor.

Jack’s Mother

Browbeating & weary, Jack’s protective mother who is independent, bold & strong-willed. Female, age 50-65. Vocal range Bb3 to Gb5 — Soprano.

The Baker

A harried & insecure baker who is simple & loving, yet protective of his family. He wants his wife to be happy & is willing to do anything to ensure her happiness but refuses to let others fight his battles. Male, age 35-45. Vocal range Ab2 to G4 — Baritone.

The Baker’s Wife

Determined & bright woman who wishes to be a mother. She leads a simple, yet satisfying life & is very low-maintenance yet proactive in her endeavors. Female, age 35-45. Vocal range F3 to G5 — Mezzo-Soprano.

Cinderella’s Stepmother

The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella. Female, age 40-50. Vocal range, A3 to F#5 — Mezzo-Soprano.

Florinda & Lucinda

Cinderella’s stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother’s footsteps of abusing Cinderella. Female, age 25-35. Vocal range C4 to Ab5 — Mezzo-Soprano.

Little Red Riding Hood

A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-witted, fearless, yet youthful & naïve. Female, age 15-20. Vocal range Bb3 to F5 — Mezzo-Soprano.

The Witch

Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward & aggressive. Female, age 45-55. Vocal range F3 to G5 — Mezzo-Soprano.

Cinderella’s Mother

Deceased with her soul guarding & aiding her daughter from a tree. Female, age 40-55. Vocal range E4 to F4 — Soprano.

Mysterious Man

A mischievous vagrant & nosy meddler. He’s a good-natured protector & observer. Male, age 50-65. Vocal range G2 to Eb4 — Baritone.

Wolf

Hungry & insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading & captivating his prey. Male, age 30-35. Vocal range Bb2 to Gb4.

Rapunzel

A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch & terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world. Female, age 20-30. Vocal range, B3 to A5 — Soprano.

Cinderella’s Prince

Vain & gorgeous, he’s a disloyal lover who’s currently searching for the next new, exciting thing. Male, age 30-40. Vocal range B2 to F4 — Baritone.

Rapunzel’s Prince

Just as vain & gorgeous as his Prince brother, he’s always chasing the newest, most exciting endeavor. Male, age 30-40. Vocal range C#3 to E4 — Baritone.

Giant

Voiceover. The Giant’s wife is an angry & vengeful “monster.” She’s seeking restitution for her loss. Female, mature sounding voice.

All actors/singers, please be sure to review our Audition Policies page.


Shakespeare in the Gardens: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

— Auditions: TBA

— Performances scheduled for Aug. 1-3, 2019 at the Monk Botanical Gardens in Wausau.

Original Play by William Shakespeare

Character Breakdown:

Theseus

The Duke of Athens. Marrying Queen Hippolyta of the Amazons after having recently won a war against them.  Male.

Hippolyta

Queen of the Amazons, betrothed to Theseus following Athens victory over her people.  Female.

Philostrate

Theseus’s Master of the Revels.  Male.

Egeus

A courtier at Theseus’s court.  Male. 

Hermia

Egeus’s daughter, in love with Lysander. She refuses to marry Demetrius despite her father’s threats.  Female.

Lysander

A young man of Athens, of good family & fortune.  Male.

Helena

A young lady of Athens, obsessed with Demetrius.  Female.

Demetrius

Not the most admirable of young men. Having wooed & won Helena, he directs his attentions to Hermia (who’s not interested but whose father favors him).  Male.

Peter Quince

A carpenter with literary pretensions who organizes some fellow workers into preparing a play he has written to be presented at the royal wedding.  Male.

Bottom

A weaver who loves being on stage … and is a bit of a diva.  Male.

Flute

A working class young lad struggling with puberty.  Male.

Snout

A tinker who participates in Quince’s play.  Male.

Snug

A dim-witted working man who participates in Quince’s play.  Male.

Starveling

A tailor who participates in Quince’s play.  Male or female.

Oberon

King of the Fairies. Proud, angry, vengeful.  Male.

Titania

Queen of the Fairies. Her quarrel with her husband unbalances nature.  Female.

Puck (aka Robin Goodfellow)

An amoral prankster & Oberon’s jester.  Male or female.

Fairies of Titania’s Court: Peaseblossom, Cobweb, Moth, Mustardseed, Dew Fairy, First Singing Fairy, Second Singing Fairy 

Males and/or females.

All actors/singers, please be sure to review our Audition Policies page.