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Theatre Bristol Announces August Auditions for “Into the Woods”

It’s into the woods and happily ever after as Theatre Bristol announces auditions for the Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musical Into the Woods on August 3, 4, 5, and 10 at Theatre Bristol, 512 State Street, Bristol, TN. The award-winning Broadway musical is on stage this fall for the holidays at the Paramount Center for the Arts and we invite the community to audition. Show details, audition times, character roles, and rehearsal dates are available at

No preparation is required to audition and roles are available for men, women, and teens. Doors will open 30 minutes before the first audition on each of these dates: August 3 at 10:30 am, August 4 at 2:30 pm, August 5 at 6:30 pm, August 10 at 10:30 pm.

The audition will consist of singing, reading, and dancing. No preparation is necessary as musical pieces will be provided, but prepared material will also be welcome. Auditions will also include cold readings. For important details on preparation and auditions, please be sure to visit

Anyone interested in being a part of the production crew may contact Theatre Bristol at, or be present at any of the audition times.

Directing Into the Woods will be highly respected and talented actor/director, Theatre Bristol veteran Glenn Patterson (Fiddler on the Roof, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Music Man, Les Misérables, Scrooge! The Musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Miracle on 34th Street).Into the Woods features enchanting and clever songs such as “Children Will Listen,” “The Last Midnight” and the humor-filled “Agony.” Into the Wood’s plays out the Brother’s Grimm stories full of musical wishes and choices to their less-than storybook endings. “The story follows 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. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. One of Sondheim’s most popular works, Into the Woods is a musically sophisticated show of dark comedy.” (MTIshows).

Into the Woods opens November 15, and runs for two weekends at the Paramount Center for the Arts, Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2:30 pm, closing on November 24. Tickets are $16 for adults plus fees ($20 total) and $12 for seniors and students plus fees ($15.75 total), and will be available at

Theatre Bristol’s is pleased to present Into the Woods as part of its family-friendly 54th season of ARTspace and Paramount shows, including Cinder Red Riding Hood and the Seven Dwarfs, The Wizard of Oz, Sherlock Holmes, The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf, and Miracle on 34th Street.  

Winner of multiple Tony Awards when debuted and revived, and adapted for film by Walt Disney Pictures, Into the Woods features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book and original Broadway direction by James Lapine, and with orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick. Into the Woods is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI ( in 1965, Theatre Bristol is the oldest continually running children’s theatre in northeast Tennessee. Its season consists of up to seven productions, as well as a children’s camp, and other events. Theatre Bristol performances take place in downtown Bristol at the ARTspace, a multi-purpose, black box theatre which seats up to 120, or the Paramount Center for the Arts. Theatre Bristol is volunteer run and we invite you to get involved.

For more information, visit Theatre Bristol’s website or Facebook page, contact Theatre Bristol at 423-212-3625, or email

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