Musicians Needed!

by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine
Directed by Rudy Ramirez
Music Direction by David Cavallin

This spring, UMass will take on one of most beloved musicals of all time, INTO THE WOODS. Our production will draw inspiration from American folk art to bring to life the world of Cinderella, Jack, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood and all their fellow fairy tale figures. In doing so, we hope to bring forward the idea that “if you know what you want, then you go and you find it and you get it” is exactly how you get giants in your midst, whereas realizing that “people make mistakes” and that you must “fight for their mistakes, honor their mistakes” is a way to make the next journey into the woods a little easier.

Seeking (as of Monday, March 13):
● Bassoon
● Trumpet (in C or B♭)
● Horn I and II
● Violin I and II
● Viola I and II
● (Upright) Bass
● Percussion
● Synthesizer

● Orchestra Rehearsals:
○ Saturday, April 1, morning time TBD (orchestra only)
○ Saturday, April 8, time TBD (orchestra only)
○ Thursday, April 13, 6-10pm (orchestra integration with cast)
○ Saturday, April 15, time TBD (orchestra only)
● Tech/Dress:
○ Sunday, April 23, 6:30-10:30pm
○ Wednesday, April 26, 6:30-10:30pm
○ Thursday, April 27, 6:30-10:30pm: Final Dress Rehearsal
● Performances:
○ Friday, April 28, 6:30-10:30pm (opening)
○ Saturday, April 29, 6:30-10:30pm
○ Wednesday, May 3, 9am-1pm (student matinee)
○ Thursday, May 4, 6:30-10:30pm
○ Friday, May 5, 6:30-10:30pm
○ Saturday, May 6, 1-5pm (matinee) and 6:30-10:30pm (closing)

A modest honorarium would be provided for your work.

Email Madison (Assistant Production Manager) at She will send you info to sign up for a time the week after spring break (March 20-24) so we can chat and hear you play!

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