Announcing Auditions for Hummingbird Theatre Company’s production of

“Into The Woods” by Stephen Sondheim!

-Must be at least 18 years old to audition-

 

WHERE:

Cal Cap Film Studio:

9845 Horn Road, Suite 100

Sacramento, Ca 95827

 

WHEN:

-1st Round of Auditions: (Please contact us to sign up for a slot) @ hummingbirdtheatreco@gmail.com 

Thurs, April 8th  6:00pm-9:00pm

Friday, April 9th  6:00pm-9:00pm

Sunday, April 11th 1:00-3:00pm

-Callbacks:

Sat, April 17th at 6pm and Sun, April 18th at 1:00pm

IF CAST- YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR THESE DATES

1st Read- Through: Sunday April 25th at the Amphitheater at 1:00pm

1st Rehearsal- Saturday, May 1st at the Amphitheater from 10:00am- 2:00pm

 

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REHEARSAL INFO

Rehearsals from April-September-

Rehearsals will start out fairly relaxed, beginning with vocal rehearsals 1-2 times a week. In the summer, we will ramp up to 3/4 days a week, and in Sept, it will be 4/5 days a week.

Rehearsal times go as follows:

Weekdays- 7-9:30, Saturdays from 10am-2pm, and some Sunday vocal rehearsals from 1pm-3pm.

-Shows in October at the Village Green Park Amphitheater- October 1-24 on Thurs, Fri, and Sat Evenings-

                                                         

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We are casting early to allow a more relaxed rehearsal schedule, as well as ample time to prepare costumes and mitigate Covid-19 complications. Vocal Rehearsals will start first (1-2 days a week, times TBD) and then in the summer we will ramp up to 3-4 days a week. At that point Evening Rehearsals will run from 7pm to 9:30pm, and Saturday Rehearsals will run 10am to 2pm. September will be about  4-5 days a week, and then the show runs in October. 

 

 

WHAT:

Please choose a song written AND composed by Stephen Sondheim (that is NOT from “Into the Woods”) to perform for the first round of auditions. Sondheim singing is a step above lyrically and timing-wise, and we’d like to see your range and preparation of the piece. 

 

We ask that you sing along to a karaoke or musical accompaniment through YouTube, iTunes, or other streaming service. We have a Bluetooth speaker you can hook your phone up to. PLEASE DO NOT SING ACAPELLA. If you’d like to bring an accompanist, there will be a piano provided. 

 

After your first audition, you will be notified by email shortly if you made it to Callbacks the following weekend, and what we would like you to prepare from the show.

 

At Callbacks, you will be asked to sing the song(s) we selected from the show for you to prepare. We may ask you to sing another song on the spot as well, so please be familiar with the show. We will also do cold readings and movement as part of Callbacks, so dress to move.

 

Please provide your own mask. If you do not wear a mask, you will not be allowed in the building to audition. Masks must be worn over the nose at all times. 

 

WHY:

Because we need to do some THEATRE! And we got a Grant from the City of Rancho Cordova to provide live entertainment to the public. (But mostly, we are SO ready to get ONSTAGE). And we need to bring JOY to the world!

 

WHO:

Hummingbird Theatre Company!

-Directing: Danielle Mercado

-Assistant Directing: Sarah Feuerbach

-Music Directing: Bryce Nicastro

-Choreography: Natalie Quilici

 

COVID-19:

-During rehearsals: We will be masking while indoors and maintaining social distance. Some rehearsals will be outside at the Amphitheater we will be performing at. We will maintain physical contact guidelines as set forth by County Officials until told otherwise. Please provide your own mask. If you do not wear a mask, you will not be allowed in the building to rehearse. Masks must be worn over the nose at all times. 

 

-For the Show: Depending on County and State Guidelines, we will see if we are masked or not. We are planning to possibly use clear shields regardless. Our venue is a lovely outdoor Amphitheater that will allow patrons to Social distance while enjoying musical entertainment under the stars. 

 

 

Into The Woods Character Descriptions:

 

The Baker: A harried and insecure baker who is simple and loving, yet protective of his family. Our “Everyman”. Speak/Sing. Strong actor with good comedic timing. Baritone: A2-G4

 

The Baker’s Wife: Determined and bright woman who wishes to be a mother. She leads a simple life and is very low-maintenance yet proactive in her endeavors. Mezzo: G3-F5

 

Narrator/Mysterious Man: A good storyteller. Mainly spoken role with some singing lines. The Baker’s Father. For an older male, though if double cast any age will be considered for Narrator. Baritone: G3- Eb4

 

Cinderella: A young, confused, maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters. Soprano: G3-G5

 

Jack: The obtuse giant killer who is ‘almost a man.’ He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed. Tenor: A2-G4

 

Jack’s Mother: Browbeating and weary, Jack’s protective older mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed. Mezzo/Soprano: B3-F#5

 

Little Red Riding Hood: A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-witted, fearless, yet youthful and naive. Described as “plump”. Bright Belter: B3-F5

 

The Witch: Absolute Diva, ugly- then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and sarcastic. Mezzo or Soprano: F3-F5

 

Cinderella’s Prince: Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing. Baritone: Bb2-Gb4

 

Wolf: Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey. Baritone: B2-Gb4 (may be double cast with another role)

 

Rapunzel: A loopy-but- lovely maiden who was kidnapped as a baby and fell in love with a Prince. Suffers from Stockholm Syndrome as well as Postpartum Depression. Goes a little crazy and then dies. Soprano: A3-A#5

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Rapunzel’s Prince: Just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exiting endeavor. Baritone: C#3-Gb4

 

Cinderella’s Stepmother: The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella. Fun character part. Smaller role. Mezzo: A#3-F5

 

Florinda And Lucinda: Cinderella’s evil stepsisters. They are competitive with each other and hilarious. Smaller role. Mezzo: C4-E5

 

Cinderella’s Mother: Deceased, with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree growing out of her final resting place. Smaller role. May double cast as Granny. Soprano: G3-Ab5

Little Red’s Granny: Feisty and surprisingly violent, she gets swallowed by the wolf and comes back for her revenge. Smaller role. May double cast as Cinderella’s Mother. Vocal Range: Open

 

The Steward: A man-servant who is used to doing whatever he has to solve a problem. Self- serving and thinks he’s important. Conniving, callous and cowardly. Smaller role. Ensemble singer. Vocal Range: Open

 

Cinderella’s Father: Out of touch with his family but harmless and well-meaning. Drunk most of the time. Smaller role. Ensemble singer. Vocal Range: Open  

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