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“Into the Woods” promo video

Monday, May 20th, 2013

A short promotional video (MTI approved, of course) of our production of Into the Woods is now available for viewing! Click on the below link.
Into the Woods promo video
The show plays at Wheaton Drama through June 9, 2013. Tickets available elsewhere on this website, or call 630-260-1820. Thanks for watching and purchasing your tickets to venture Into the Woods with us!

“Into the Woods” photos

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
Look at the fun in store for you at "Into the Woods"! Shows are Thursdays-Sundays from May 17-June 19, 2013.

Look at the fun in store for you at “Into the Woods”! Shows are Thursdays-Sundays from May 17-June 19, 2013. Photos by Ken Beach. Starboard design by Craig Gustafson.

Tony Abrego, Bruce Ebner, and Jen Neidl plan the next scene change for "Into the Woods". Photo by Steven Merkel.

Tony Abrego, Bruce Ebner, and Jen Neidl plan the next scene change for “Into the Woods”. Photo by Steven Merkel.

“Into The Woods” Cast Announced

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Wheaton Drama is pleased to announce the cast list for Into The Woods (performed May 17 – June 9, 2013).

To quote director Craig Gustafson: “Thank you so much to all of the 138 people who auditioned for Into the Woods. Those of you at the callbacks realize how tough the decisions were. We could have cast the show three more times and had a winner every time. Here is the cast:”

Lucinda – Kristin Arntzen (River Grove)
Cinderella’s Mother/Grandmother/Giant – Jean Austin (Wheaton)
Rapunzel’s Prince – Jonathan Booth (Lombard)
Jack’s Mother – Bonnie Dobkin (Arlington Heights)
Narrator/Mysterious Man – Jerry A. Dudgeon (Wheaton)
Steward/Wolf – Zachary Gibson (Lisle)
Sleeping Beauty – Michelle Ho (Westmont)
Cinderella’s Stepmother – Amelia Kloskowski (Lombard)
Jack – David Lynn (Aurora)
Little Red Ridinghood – Marina Magnelli (Winfield)
Baker’s Wife – Sara Malloy (Winfield)
Rapunzel – Jane Marshall (Darien)
Florinda – Meg McGarry (Plano)
Witch – Heather Miller (Naperville)
Cinderella’s Prince – Mitchell Owens (Oak Park)
Baker – Michael R. Sitrick (Lombard)
Snow White – Debbie Trueblood (Carol Stream)
Cinderella’s Father – Stuart Vance (Naperville)
Cinderella – Clarissa Yearman (Chicago)

Performances of Into the Woods are May 17 through June 9, 2013. Shows are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $21 each, except Thursdays, which have a special price of $18 per ticket. Into the Woods is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

Also playing in WDI’s current season is Full Circle (through April 7; no show Easter Sunday). The 2013-2014 season includes Lend Me a Tenor, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, And Then There Were None (Ten Little Indians), Steel Magnolias, and The Music Man. Additional shows include Romeo & Juliet (2013 Summer Studio Show), a musical cabaret (2013 Summer Fundraiser), and It’s A Wonderful Life – Radio Show (2013 Holiday Fundraiser).

Show tickets and information available at www.wheatondrama.org or call 630-260-1820. Follow us on Twitter @WDIpublicity.

Note Regarding “Into the Woods” Auditions – Updated March 3

Monday, February 18th, 2013

We have added yet another audition date for Into the Woods.  Audition appointments will be taken for Saturday morning, March 16. All slots for the original and added audition dates (Saturday afternoon, March 16; Sunday, March 17; Wednesday, March 20) are full. If Saturday morning fills up, that’s it. Auditions will be closed off at that point, subject to any openings resulting from actors cancelling an appointment.  E-mail director Craig Gustafson at WDIWoods@comcast.net for an appointment.  Thanks!

 
 

Updated Audition Announcement for “Into the Woods”

Friday, February 1st, 2013

UPDATED 3/3/13

Wheaton Drama, Inc. (WDI) announces auditions for its 2012-2013 season closer, Into the Woods. This classic Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical examines the world of fairy tales in a way which is funny, dramatic and thought-provoking. The original Broadway production won three Tony® Awards, including Best Score and Best Book of a Musical.

Craig Gustafson is directing. Rebecca Poole is the production manager. Music Director is Matthew McGrath. Assistant Directors are Stan Austin, Shahni Barstatis, and Bruce Ebner. Tracy Adams is the Choreographer.

We have added another audition date.  AUDITION APPOINTMENTS WILL BE TAKEN FOR SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 16.  This is the final addition to the audition appointment schedule. All slots for the original audition dates (Saturday afternoon, March 16, Sunday, March 17, and Wednesday, March 20) are full. Email WDIWoods@comcast.net for an appointment.  

 In order to best utilize the time of actors auditioning for Into the Woods, auditions are by appointment only. The process is as follows:

1. Actors will be scheduled for March 16.

2. Actors will be assigned a call time.

3. Actors will be assigned to a group and will spend 20 minutes in the singing audition and 20 minutes in the reading audition. There will be no dance audition; this is not a heavy dance show.  Everyone who attends will get to read.

4. Those cast or called back will be called by noon on Thursday. Actors who are not cast or called back will be contacted by e-mail. Callbacks (or further auditions, if needed) will be on Thursday, March 21.

To schedule an appointment, please email WDIWoods@comcast.net. Please state your name and that you would like to audition March 16. Attaching a headshot and resume is acceptable but is not required. Details on what you need to sing and read will be given to you when your appointment is scheduled.

 For a synopsis of the show, visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Into_the_Woods

 Character Breakdown

(Character ages listed are guidelines only.  If you’re not that age, but you want a part, convince us.  HOWEVER: Jack and Little Red must be at least 16.  We are not casting any younger than 16.)

 CINDERELLA: A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters.
Female, 20-30 yrs old
Range: G3 – G5  
 
CINDERELLA’S MOTHER: Deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree.  (This part will be doubled [or tripled] with the Giant and Little Red’s Grandmother.)
Female, 40-55 yrs old
Range: E4 – F4  
 
CINDERELLA’S PRINCE: Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing.
Male, 25-40 yrs old
Range: B2 – F4  
 
CINDERELLA’S STEPMOTHER: The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella.
Female, 40-50 yrs old
Range: A3 – F#5  
 
FLORINDA and LUCINDA:  Cinderella’s stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother’s footsteps of abusing Cinderella.
Female, 20-35 yrs old
Range: C4 – Ab5  
 
 GIANT: Voiceover. The Giant’s wife is an angry and vengeful ‘monster.’ She is seeking restitution for her loss.  (This part will be doubled [or tripled] with Cinderella’s Mother and Little Red’s Grandmother.)
Female, 35-60 yrs old
Speaking Role  
 
JACK: The feckless Giant killer who is ‘almost a man.’ He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed.
Male, 18-30 yrs old
Range: B2 – G4  
 
JACK’S MOTHER: Browbeating and weary, Jack’s protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed.
Female, 50-65 yrs old
Range: Bb3 – Gb5  
 
LITTLE RED RIDINGHOOD: A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-witted, fearless, yet youthful and naive.
Female, 16-20 yrs old
Range: Bb3 – F5  
 
MYSTERIOUS MAN: A mischievous vagrant and nosy meddler. He is a good-natured protector and observer. (Doubled with Narrator.)
Male, 30-65 yrs old
Range: G2 – Eb4  
 
NARRATOR: An intellectual and pleasant story-teller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience. (Doubled with Mysterious Man.)
Male, 30-65 yrs old
Range: G2 – E4  
 
RAPUNZEL: A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world.
Female, 20-30 yrs old
Range: B3 – A5  
 
RAPUNZEL’S PRINCE: Just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exciting endeavor.
Male, 25-40 yrs old
Range: C#3 – E4  
 
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.
Male, 25-45 yrs old
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.
Female, 25-45 yrs old
Range: F3 – G5  
 
THE WITCH: Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive.
Female, 30-55 yrs old
Range: F3 – G5  
 
WOLF: Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey.  (This part will probably be doubled with either the Steward or Rapunzel’s Prince.)
Male, 25-35 yrs old
Range: Bb2 – Gb4  
 
STEWARD: Pompous, snippy, bootlicking servant to Cinderella’s Prince.
Male, 25-45 yrs old
Range: ? 
 
LITTLE RED’S GRANDMOTHER: A rather blood-thirsty old lady.  (This part will be doubled [or tripled] with Cinderella’s Mother and the Giant.)
Female, 35-60 yrs old
Range: ?  
 

Performances of Into the Woods are May 17 through June 9, 2013. Shows are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $21 each, except Thursdays, which have a special price of $18 per ticket. Into the Woods is presented by special arrangement with Musical Theatre International.

Also playing in WDI’s current season is Full Circle (March 15-April 7; no show Easter Sunday).  The proposed 2013-2014 season includes Lend Me a Tenor, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, And Then There Were None (Ten Little Indians), Steel Magnolias, and The Music Man.  2013-2014 season director applications are due February 28, 2013.

Show tickets and information available at www.wheatondrama.org or call 630-260-1820. Follow on Twitter at WDIpublicity.

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