From MTI Shows:

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

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 with the opportunity to feature actors adept at dark comedy.

Narrator
An intellectual and pleasant story-teller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience.
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: G2
Cinderella
A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters.
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Jack
The feckless Giant killer who is ‘almost a man.’ He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed.
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Jack’s Mother
Browbeating and weary, Jack’s protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed.
Vocal range top: Gb5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
The Baker
A harried and insecure baker who is simple and loving, yet protective of his family. He wants his wife to be happy and is willing to do anything to ensure her happiness but refuses to let others fight his battles.
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2
The Baker’s Wife
Determined and bright woman who wishes to be a mother. She leads a simple, yet satisfying life and is very low-maintenance yet proactive in her endeavors.
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Cinderella’s Stepmother
The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella.
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Florinda And Lucinda
Cinderella’s stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother’s footsteps of abusing Cinderella.
Vocal range top: Ab5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Little Red Ridinghood
A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-wited, fearless, yet youthful and naive.
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
The Witch
Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive.
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Cinderella’s Mother
Deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree.
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: E4
Mysterious Man
A mischievous vagrant and nosy meddler. He is a good-natured protector and observer.
Vocal range top: Eb4
Vocal range bottom: G2
Wolf
Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey.
Vocal range top: Gb4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
Rapunzel
A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world.
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Cinderella’s Prince
Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing.
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Rapunzel’s Prince
Just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exiting endeavor.
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: C#3
Giant
Voiceover. The Giant’s wife is an angry and vengeful ‘monster.’ She is seeking restitution for her loss.