Rehearsal Calendar


  • First round of auditions by appointment: May 4 OR May 5 (4-7pm)
  • Callbacks/dance auditions the morning of May 6.
  • Contact ACT for an audition appointment: (805) 781-3889 ext. 14 or


  • 20-25 roles for boys and girls ages 8-18. All roles are open. Please see our website for a full list of available roles.
  • Strong singers and dancers are encouraged to audition!
  • Please note that some roles will be doubled, and some roles are open to boys or girls.


  • Bring memorized a short monologue of no more than 30 seconds. It is recommended that monologues are contemporary and that your character is speaking to another character.
  • Bring prepared a short (30 sec) up-tempo Broadway song. A cd player/ipod dock will be provided or you may sing with our accompanist (bring sheet music). No a capella singing, please.
  • Conflicts: you will be asked to share any conflicts you may have with the show’s rehearsal schedule. Please come prepared with your summer calendar.
  • Please bring a current photo of yourself to the audition.
  • Comfortable clothing is encouraged.


  • Rehearsals: May 15-July 14, 2-4 afternoon/evenings per week; July 16-20, Monday-Friday evenings. Some rehearsal conflicts can be accommodated.
  • When viewing the rehearsal calendar, please note that listed rehearsal dates include every possible show rehearsal.  Not every actor will be needed at every listed rehearsal.
  • Production Dates: July 21-Aug 6. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, Saturday and Sunday matinees.
  • Tuition: $400. Scholarships and Payment Plans available.


Music  and Lyrics by  Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine

Directed by Shelagh Garren

Music direction by Lacey and Danielle McNamara

Be careful what you wish for as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical. Into the Woods JR. features all of your favorite characters – Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.

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.


Generous scholarships are available for all ACT programs, provided through a grant from the Community Foundation of San Luis Obispo County. For more information or an application, please visit or contact Education Director Kerry DiMaggio at (805) 781-3889, ext. 14 or email


For more information about the production, auditions, or the ACT program, please contact Education Director Kerry DiMaggio at (805) 781-3889 x 14 or


General Audition Information

Thank you for your interest in being in one of our shows! We want this to be the best possible experience for everyone, so we have a few things we’d like to familiarize you with prior to the audition process. At the Little Theatre, being part of a show is a commitment – to the theatre and to your fellow cast members. Therefore, we expect the following commitment from our cast members:


We ask that you consider that theatre is a time-intensive commitment, requiring that you prioritize your schedule accordingly, placing rehearsals at the top of your list. Please do not audition if you do not plan to accept a role if offered to you. If you are planning to audition for another show which might interfere with your commitment to the one at the Little Theatre or if you have known conflicts for rehearsal or performance dates, you must notify the theatre of these conflicts at the audition. Part of what the theatre relies on is your commitment, your word, that you will fulfill your obligation, once you are cast. Without that assurance the theatre cannot continue to operate. Preliminary rehearsal schedules for all productions will be listed with audition notices.


You must be able to bring a sense of focus and concentration to rehearsals and performances, leave your everyday concerns and personal issues outside the theatre doors, and be willing to fully engage in the play-building process. We need your imagination, creativity, and inspiration, but no negative energy, which only diminishes a creative atmosphere. If you consistently bring negative energy into the rehearsal room, you will be replaced.

Any specific questions about audition policies, please email Kevin Harris.