Children’s Casting Call Notice for Into The Woods Young Company
A West Yorkshire Playhouse and Opera North co-production
Into The Woods
Music and Lyrics Stephen Sondheim. Book by James Lapine
Director James Brining. Conductor James Holmes
West Yorkshire Playhouse Artistic Director James Brining is looking to cast 24 children (2 groups of 12) in Stephen Sondheim’s Into The Woods at the Playhouse from 2 – 25 June. We are looking for boys and girls who are confident and interested in gaining some on stage experience. They must be under 5’ tall and aged between 7 and 11 years old. Children will be required to act in scenes throughout the show. Children will not be required to sing or dance. Children auditioning will not be required to learn any script beforehand. Children from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Auditions will be by a fun workshop process lasting 75 mins.
The children will be required to attend between one and two half days per week during the first two weeks rehearsal (w/c 4 April and 11 April) in Leeds. From weeks commencing 18 April – 30 May, they will rehearse with the full company and director for between two and four half days per week. Saturday morning rehearsals are likely.
Children must be available the whole week of technical rehearsals and previews (from weeks commencing 23 May and 30 May – dress rehearsal on the 1 June) and for ALL performances (from 2 – 25 June) although there will be two teams of children who will share the performances. No allowances can be made for holidays or special occasions so please ensure you are able to commit to the entire schedule.
DBS checked, licensed and approved chaperones will be provided for all auditions and whenever the children are in rehearsal or in the theatre. West Yorkshire Playhouse will apply for performance licences from the local authority as required by law. Successful applicants will be informed by the 10 March – unfortunately if you do not hear from us you have not been successful on this occasion. Children are paid £10 per performance
If you get an audition slot, an audition form will be emailed out to you. Please email the form back to firstname.lastname@example.org clearly marked with INTO THE WOODS in the subject line by 12pm Thursday 25 February.
Please note: Children must reside within a 25 mile radius of the theatre.
Performance dates: 2 June to 25 June 2016
Rehearsals: Throughout April and May
Who: Boys and Girls under 5’ tall
Age: 7 – 11 years old
Auditions: Sunday 28 Feb at 10.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm
Where: West Yorkshire Playhouse, Rehearsal Room 1
To book your audition slot, call box office on 0113 213 7700