Auditions for A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Into the Woods
Grandstreet Theatre announces auditions for A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Into the Woods
Join us for the theatrical event of the season as two iconic shows return to the Grandstreet stage!
One set, two princes, three midnights, four lovers … Shakespeare, Sondheim, and a whole lot of magic!
A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Into the Woods, running in repertory for October 2015 at Grandstreet Theatre.
This is your chance to be part of the magic!
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – August 9 & 10 / 6:30 – 9:30 PM
Into the Woods – August 11 & 12 / 6:30 – 9:30 PM
Those who audition should arrive at 6:30 but may not need to stay until 9:30.
There is a potential callback for both shows on Thursday, August 13.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – August 17 – October 1 (9 performances total)
Into the Woods – August 17 – October 8 (11 performances total)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – October 2, 3, 4, 15, 17, 21, 23, 25, 29
Into the Woods – October 9, 10, 11, 14, 16, 18, 22, 24, 28, 30, November 1
Evening performances at 7:30PM / Sunday matinee performances at 2:30PM
Grandstreet Theatre Studio is located at 328 Fuller Avenue (downtown across from Valley Bank)
What to Prepare
Those who plan to audition must have a Midsummer / Woods Audition Packet. Packets can be picked up at the Grandstreet Box Office (weekdays between noon and 5) or downloaded from our website:
The audition packet will have instructions on what to prepare.
What to Bring
Those who audition must submit a Midsummer / Woods Audition Form on the night that you audition. Forms can be picked up at the Grandstreet Box Office (weekdays between noon and 5) or downloaded from our website:
The audition form will give us more information about your schedule and what show you are most interested in. You are welcome to audition for one or both shows. Most actors will only be cast in one show, but there is the possibility of being cast in both, depending on casting, schedules, and actor availability. Your audition form will have more information about casting and how the two shows will overlap. If you have no preference and would like to be considered for either show, you must attend a Midsummer audition on August 9 or 10 AND a Woods audition on August 11 or 12.
More Audition Info
If you are auditioning for Into the Woods, you do not need to bring sheet music with you to your audition. You will sing along with a piano accompanist, but the accompanist will already have the sheet music for the selected material. The music in this audition packet clearly indicates where the selection should start and stop.
You will NOT only be considered for the role you read or sing for at your audition.
You may be asked to return to a callback on Thursday, August 13.
Please come to your audition with your Midsummer / Woods Audition Form already filled out. This form has important calendar and schedule information that is necessary for the casting process.
We strongly recommend memorizing your audition material.
Auditioning for both shows will certainly increase your chances of getting a role.
Both of these shows have audition opportunities for children and/or teenagers. You must be at least 11 years old by August 9th in order to audition. Both shows contain mature and sophisticated subject matter.
Ages for both shows are somewhat flexible. For example, the 4 lovers in Midsummer could be cast as high school students or young adults in their 20s or 30s. Jack and Little Red in Into the Woods could be cast as elementary, middle school, OR high school students. Both shows have a wide range of opportunities for different age groups.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be directed by guest artist Jessica Shoemaker.
Into the Woods will be directed by Grandstreet Artistic Director Jeff Downing.
About the Shows
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Young lovers and magic spells collide with mischievous fairies and bumbling actors, as a powerful love potion turns everything upside down. This fast-paced romantic adventure remains one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays, and with a touch of Grandstreet magic, is sure to delight audiences of all ages.
Into the Woods
Cinderella, Jack, Little Red Riding Hood, and Rapunzel collide with a Baker and his wife who set off on a journey to break a Witch’s curse. Though they think they find their “happily ever after” the characters soon learn to be careful what they wish for. With a Tony Award winning book and score from musical theatre giants Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, Into the Woods is a timeless yet relevant modern masterpiece.