Into the Woods 2022 – Auditions for Cast

Welcome to YPT’s Into the Woods Auditions!

CAST AUDITION INFO

Audition Dates – By Appointment Sign Up on SUG:
Saturday, September 10, 2022  10:00am-5:30pm
Sunday, September 11, 2022  1:30-6:00pm

Callback Auditions:
Tuesday, September 13, 2022  5:30-9:00pm

First Rehearsal:
Sunday, September 18, 2022  2:00-5:00pm (Full cast called)

Audition Ages:
K – 12th Grade

Audition Location:
YPT Studio
331 Metty Drive, Suites #2 and #3
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

SIGNING UP FOR AN AUDITION APPOINTMENT 

(*Sign-Ups will open on Sign Up Genius Sunday, August 28th at 8:00 pm – Click Here for Link to Sign Up)

AUDITION REGISTRATION DETAILS:

  • NAME: Please enter the name of the young person auditioning when signing up (rather than the parent’s name).
  • SUG ACCOUNT:  If you are signing up with your own Sign-Up Genius account, please select the option to display your young person’s name instead of your own.
  • EMAIL ADDRESS: Enter a parent/family email address as the primary email contact.  There is a space to add your auditioner’s email address as well.
  • AGE-SPECIFIC AUDITION APPOINTMENTS: Appointments are arranged K-6th Grade and 7th-12th Grade.  Incorrect age bracket sign-ups are bounced by the system.

AUDITION PREPARATION AND PAPERWORK
Please read carefully to ensure your success in every stage of YPT’s Into the Woods auditions!

  1. Prepare a selection of music:
  • 16 bars (approximately 30 seconds long)
  • Preferably memorized
  • A musical theater song
  • Songs from Into the Woods are welcome but not required
  • Bring two copies of the sheet music (accompaniment version) with “start” and “stop” clearly marked for the pianist.

2. Prepare readings:

  • Auditioners will be reading from the Into the Woods script.
  • Audition Readings can be found here.

3. Be ready to learn a dance combination:

  • Auditioners will be taught a short dance combination. Come dressed to move!
  • The following footwear is permitted in the dance studio: bare feet, jazz shoes, and clean, dry tennis shoes (not the ones you wore outside).

WHAT TO BRING TO YOUR AUDITION 

1. Prepare and bring 4 audition packets of the following typed forms, stapled together in the following order. (Forms are posted here in a combined format together. All are Fillable PDF format.)

Audition Form

  • Fill-in Format:  Type the form online, print it, and include a copy of it in each of your 4 audition packets. Feel free to attach resume!  Make sure that you fill out each section of the Audition Form carefully.
  • Important: To type the forms online, we recommend you use Chrome or Internet Explorer as your browser, not Firefox or Safari. You can also right-click in each document after you open it and select the option to open the form with Adobe Reader instead.

Rehearsal Conflict Calendar Important:

  • Fill-in Format: Type this form online, print it, and include a copy of it in each of your 4 audition packets.
  • Be complete, accurate, and thorough on this form. Triple-check that you have included all conflicts.
  • Make and keep a copy for yourself

Recent Photo of Yourself (may be a copy).  Staple the photo facing the opposite direction as the forms in your audition packet, so that when a director flips the packet over, s/he will see your photo.

2. YPT Into the Woods Policies and Procedures Contract: 
    Fill-in Format: Type this form online, print and sign. Bring in 1 copy signed by parent and auditioner.

3. Sheet Music: 2 copies

Plan to arrive with your forms carefully completed and copied ahead of time.
This expedites the audition process for all!  Failure to come prepared results in a late and stressful start to your audition.

WAIT LIST – IF APPOINTMENTS FILL
If the audition slots for one or both age groups fill, please register for the Wait List through this Sign Up Genius Link:

YPT Into the Woods Audition Waitlist – Click Here (Link will be added as slots fill).

MORE DETAILS

Preparation Advice: Getting ready to audition for Into the Woods? A successful audition involves so much more than ability or talent. Preparation is key to shining in an audition! Mastering the art of auditioning can be continually worked on and developed over time.  Self-confidence grows with time and experience.

Helpful Hints to Guide You in Your Audition Preparation

Production Calendar  – Click Here For Important Dates

Performance Dates and Venue:
November 17-20, 2022
UM Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
Ann Arbor, Michigan