MSJC announces auditions for ‘Into the Woods’

Theater Department holds dance auditions for musical theatre production

■ Mt. San Jacinto College / Contributed

A red cape, a strand of golden hair, a golden shoe, and a white cow. It’s these four items that send a baker and his barren wife through the woods on a magical journey to reverse an evil spell. They wish for a child and are sent by an evil witch on a scavenger hunt. Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, and Cinderella soon join the mix in this magical tale of love and adventure.
In this version of Into the Woods, the Mt. San Jacinto College Theater Department explores the idea of “The Woods” as its own living, breathing, entity, a very important “character” in the production. To drive this idea home, they will cast a dance ensemble to embody the character of “The Woods.”
Auditions for this ensemble will be held on Monday, Nov. 26 in the San Jacinto Campus theater, Building 1500 at 6 p.m. Call backs will be made the same day. Dancers will not be required to sing or to act; the Theater Department is simply looking for six to eight talented dancers of all shapes and sizes.
For the audition, dancers must perform a one to two minute dance piece and provide their own music.
Auditions are open to MSJC students and the general public aged 18 and above. All those who are cast in the production or are a member of the stage crew must enroll as a student in the course THA 216 Musical Theatre Production, or in a special projects course.
The Director is the SJC Theater Department Chair Bianca Swan-Finch. The Choreographer for “The Woods” is Kirsten Johansen.

For more information contact Bianca Swan-Finch at 951-487-3791 or bfinch@msjc.edu.

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