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    Autumn 2014 :: Into The Woods :: Reading/Auditions

    YAT will next meet at Teddington School, Broom Road, Teddington from 7.30pm on Thursday 14 August 2014 where we will be holding a read through for our Autumn production, Into The Woods. This will be followed by a workshop on Monday 18, then auditions on Tuesday 19 and Thursday 21 August at 7.30pm at the same venue.

    Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine
    Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine with Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
    Directed for YAT by Sarah Dowd and Elizabeth Lattimore
    Musical Direction by Adam Hope

    Thursday 14 August 2014 @ 7.30pm (Teddington School, Teddington)
    Monday 18 August 2014 @ 7.30pm (Teddington School, Teddington)
    Tuesday 19 and Thursday 21 August 2014 @ 7.30pm (Teddington School, Teddington)
    Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout August, September, October and November
    (These will take place at Collis School and Teddington School in Teddington)
    Wednesday 12 - Saturday 15 November 2014 (Hampton Hill Playhouse)

    Click here for the official Facebook audition event

    ‘Into the Woods’ had its Broadway première in 1987, featuring a score by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. It re-imagines the magical world of fairy tales as the classic stories of Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel collide with the lives of a childless baker and his wife. Sondheim and Lapine use beautiful symbolism to represent all that the Woods encompasses; sexual awakening, dark forces, knowledge and power.

    YAT returns with this Tony award winning musical performed with their own unique twist. Set against a backdrop of Victoriana carnival and the creative expression of steampunk we journey into the woods to discover what can happen when all our dreams come true...

    With a soundscape of soaring melodies and witty lyrics this darkly enchanting story explores life after ‘happily ever after’. After all ‘Anything can happen in the woods...’

    You will be asked to perform the following extracts in your audition. Adam (our MD) will go through these numbers at the workshop on Monday 18 August. Please note you should prepare ONLY ONE of the audition pieces.

    Act 1 I Know Things now, Scene 2 No. 18
    Begin with the upbeat to bar 9 ["And he showed me thing"] - Bar 34 [finish on "was Granny once again!"].

    Act 2 Moments in the Woods, Scene 2, No. 58
    Begin with the upbeat to bar 7 ["Was that me?"] - Bar 22 [finish on "Wake up!"].

    Act 1 Agony, Scene 3 No. 25
    Begin with at bar 1 [vamp bar] - Bar 16 [finish on "Is the only thing out of your reach."].

    Act 1 Hello, Little Girl, Scene 2 No. 11
    Begin with the upbeat to bar 33 ["Hello, little girl"] - Bar 55 [finish on "One moment, my dear!"].

    The part of the Witch is complex and she drives the show, if you would like to audition for this role specifically then please look at:

    Act 1 Opening, Part 6 - Witch
    Bar 1-12 (Complete movement - begins: "You wish to have the curse reversed?” Concludes: "A child as perfect as child can be".)

    When studying the music and performing your audition you should think about the following:

    - Intonation;
    - Tone/quality (breathy/husky/warm/rich etc.);
    - Style;
    - Interpretation;
    - Dynamic;
    - Expression;

    When you attend the audition you should inform the MD of your voice type e.g. Soprano/Alto/Tenor/Bass. Don't worry if you do not know just inform one of the production team :-)

    We are so excited to be getting started and look forward to seeing you all at the read through, workshops and auditions. It is not imperative you attend the read through/workshop but it would be great if you could!

    Tickets for these performances will be on sale mid-October 2014 from www.yat.org.uk/boxoffice

    If you want to take part in this production but may have difficulty attending the auditions then please register your interest by contacting us on 0844 740 1970 or visit our Get in touch page.