This weekend we held auditions for Into the Woods here at Olin. It's a Sondheim musical centered around a blend of fairy tales, which all ended "happily ever after" in the first act, before turning darker in the second. It's rather humorous and a great show.
So, it took us...
-6 hours of auditions on Saturday
-9 hours of auditions on Sunday
-5 hours of deliberations to cast (and determine call backs)
It was a very intense weekend for the show- but the end result is definitely well worth it. We have a great cast, (in addition to the great crew we already had on board), and I think the show will go very well.
If you happen to be here for Candidates Weekends, or even just in the area, the show will be taking place at Sorensen (on Babson's campus) at 8pm on February 29th, March 1st, March 7th, and March 8th.
In addition to being on Babson's campus the show also contains Babson and Wellesley students. In fact, the cast is about half off campus, and half on campus.
We're have our read throughs on Tuesday and Thursday, so everything is getting off the ground fairly quickly.
Hope to see you all when the show goes up!
(PS- Also this week is the world-famous SERV auction. Students, faculty, and staff donate their talents and then people bid. Some of the highlights this year include a meeting in the board room, written lessons from Mel, and tons of yummy treats.)