INTO THE WOODS JR
INTO THE WOODS JR.
Duration: 60 minutes
SYNOPSIS: Credits
 
Book by James Lapine
 
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
 
Based on classic fairy tales.
 
 
Overview/Synopsis
 
The Brothers Grimm "go Broadway" as Sondheim and Lapine offer up a cockeyed fairy tale in Into The Woods JR., an adaptation of one of Sondheim's most popular works designed especially for young performers.
 
All of your favorite characters-Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk), and the Witch-meet and interact in this whimsical original story. The musical centers on a baker and his wife who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the king's festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever.
 
With unforgettable roles, little dancing, and no chorus, Into The Woods JR. showcases a medium-sized ensemble of talented singers and actors. The sophisticated score has been adapted to make it easier - though still challenging -for young performers. Into The Woods JR.. is a funny and engaging way to get young people to think about the stories with which they've grown up and the ethical issues raised therein.
SCENE ONE

Opening - Part I
[Narrator, Cinderella, Jack, Baker, Baker's Wife, Stepmother, Florinda, Lucinda]

Opening - Part II
[Baker, Baker's Wife, Little Red Ridinghood]

Opening - Part III
[Narrator, Jack, Jack's Mother]

Opening - Part IV
Cinderella - Cinderella is at once beautiful, in a yet-to-be-discovered sort of way, and surprisingly clumsy and awkward. She persistently pursues her wish to go to the King's Festival, yet finds that "the Festival" ultimately does not meet her expectations. Directors have an opportunity in casting Cinderella to go for the unusual. She should be able to sing well and be funny, without being a clown or mugging.
Vocal Range: A3 - D5

Jack - Jack's own mother expresses her fear that Jack may not be the brightest boy. The fact that Jack's best friend is the family cow, Milky White, further brings into question his intelligence. However, Jack may enter the woods as a simple boy, but he leaves much more grown-up. You'll want to cast an actor capable of this transition. In addition to having many lines, Jack is responsible for singing two of the best-loved songs, "I Guess This is Goodbye" and "Giants in the Sky." Therefore, he should be an excellent singer and a good actor. Further, it helps to have a young man whose voice has not yet changed, although the score allows for a changed voice. This is a role that could conceivably be played by a young woman; however,

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(ShowKit™ Includes: 1 - Production Guide, 1 - Choreographic DVD, 1 - Cross-curricular Guide, 1 - Director's Guide, 30 - Family Matters Booklets, 1 - Performance/Accompaniment CD, 1 - P/V Vocal Score, 30 - Actor Scripts)
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