Auditions set for ‘Into the Woods Jr’ at Andy Griffith Playhouse

Auditions for the Surry Arts Council’s production of “Into the Woods JR” will be held at the Andy Griffith Playhouse on Tuesday, April 26 and Wednesday, April 27, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Parts are available for children ages 6-18.

“Into the Woods” is Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables and features characters like Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk), and the Witch. The musical centers on 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 and wind up changed forever.

Andy Atkins is directing the production. Atkins previously directed the Surry Arts Council’s production of “Elf JR,” and was musical director for “The Sound of Music.” He has also directed numerous productions in area schools. Joey Marion will be joining Adkins as choreographer.

Show dates are June 17, 18, and 19 at the Andy Griffith Playhouse. Tickets are already on sale for the production and are $11 and $7 for children 12 and younger. Prices include sales tax.

For more information, call the Surry Arts Council, 336-786-7998.

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