Into the Woods Jr.

FEB 20 - MAR 13

Eastside Theater Company announces Open Auditions for our June 2022 production of Into the Woods Jr.!

Online Auditions will be accepted between February 20 through March 13, 2022.

Artistic Team

Director:  Abby Bender
Music Director:  Abby Cohen
Choreographer:  Sarah Rose

The Audition Process

For this production's auditions, we would like auditioning students to submit ONE video that includes the following:

  1. slate:

    A slate is a basic introduction of who you are for the audition panel. Please have your student say the following about themselves:

    • My name is _________.

    • I am ________ years old.

    • I go to ___________ school.

    • My favorite fairy tale is __________.

    • I will be singing ________ for my audition song.

Additionally (but not required) they could include a fun fact about themselves if they want.  

For example: "I once was honorary mayor of Gresham for the day", or "I’ve been playing piano for 6 years", or anything else about themselves that is fun to share.

  1. Song:
    We want those who audition to sing a song. They only need to submit one song. We are giving them a choice of two, but please only send in one. They can either sing a capella or with music. The music is as follows:



The videos with vocals are only for practicing purposes. We highly prefer that the actors use the videos with only instrumental accompaniment for their audition (or a capella if it is easier)

Please make sure to let your student(s) know if they need help to reach out to us!  

Any questions, please contact us at

New to

Online Auditions?

If you have never submitted an audition online before, not to worry!


One of our acting coaches, Neil, has put together an entertaining and informational video about how to do this!

is needed to audition


  • You need to be in the age range of 7-18

  • You need to complete the online forms and attach your submission video and a current photo (steps below)

  • You will need to check your email within 72 hours of audition period ending, to see if you are needed at a callback. Our callbacks will be held in person. We expect to hold callbacks Friday, March 18 @ 6-9pm.

  • Casting decisions will be made some time after our callbacks. We will let everyone know if they have been cast or not in the production

for Production


  • Rehearsals are expected to begin Wednesday, March 30th.
    We are planning rehearsals Wed 6-8, Fri 6-8, Sun 4-6.
     As we get closer to opening night, that will increase.

  • The "No Conflict Zone" for this production is May 13 - June 13.

  • Performance Dates:  June 3-12, 2022 (total of 8 performances)

Participation Fee

  • Eastside Theater Company has a $200 participation fee for actors in our production. We do offer payment plans, and our policy is to never turn anyone away based on their ability to pay. Please contact us directly with questions about this policy. 


Statement and Policy

Throughout the pandemic, Eastside Theater has adhered to the State of Oregon and OHA rules regarding Covid-19 protocols. We anticipate the mask mandate being withdrawn by March 31st, which coincides with the start of rehearsals for this production. What this means is that masks will go from being mandatory to being optional. If the mask mandate is rescinded, Students and volunteers may wear masks, but they will not be required to do so. While wearing a mask is optional during rehearsals, we do require our actors to perform on stage without a mask.


Our callbacks may take place before the withdrawal of the mask mandate. If that is the case, we will be requiring masks be worn by anyone entering the building during the callback process. If the mask mandate is withdrawn before callbacks, masks will not be required but again become optional.


Finally, if a mask mandate or other Covid-19 protocols were to return during the course of this production, our policy is to follow the intent of the rules in place. While we are anticipating a production where masks are not going to be required, that status could always change, and if a mask mandate were to return, we would change our policy from masks being optional to mask being required.

Any questions, please contact us at

Ready to SUBMIT YOUR audition?

A Google Account is required to submit an audition form online.
If you do not have one, click here to start a free account

Your successful audition submission requires completion of this form, which is also where you will upload your audition video and current photo (also required).

If you have multiple children auditioning, you must submit a separate completed form for each child. You will be given an option to submit another audition at the end of the form.

If you have any questions, contact us at