The Watertown Players will be holding auditions for their Youth Theater Workshop production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Into the Woods Jr.” Auditions will be held from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 14, at the Watertown Players Theater, located in The Market, 210 S. Water Street, Watertown.

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There are many parts available and experience is no object. Those wishing to audition should come prepared to read from the script and they will be taught a song to sing. The show is under the direction of Gabriel Wollenburg and it will be produced by Annette Weirick. The show will perform at the Watertown Players Theater June 15-17. Into the Woods Jr. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). All Authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI (

This will be the second Watertown Players Youth Theater production. Last season’s production of “Getting to Know Oklahoma!” proved to be so successful that it was decided to mount a follow-up show. The Watertown Youth Theater is open to all students from Middle School through High School and it not only introduces them to the theater but helps guide them into larger and more complex parts and shows. This production is funded in part by a generous grant from the Earl and Eugenia Quirk Foundation as part of the Watertown Players outreach program. We’d also like to acknowledge the following additional donors whose contributions help make this show possible: Tire-Rifik, Inc., Daley Paint & Decorating, Silica for Your Home, Draeger Floral, Paul R Sommers DDS, SC, Koplin Excavating and Grading, Bank of Lake Mills, and the Watertown Rotary Club.

“Into the Woods Jr.” authors James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters from the Brothers Grimm and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece, and a rare modern classic. 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, Milky-White, 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.

For further information about the auditions and other upcoming Watertown Players events visit the group’s website,, visit them on Facebook or call the information line (920) 306-4364.

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About the Author:

Gabe Wollenburg is a director on the Watertown Players Board. He has starred in several Watertown Players productions, including "Wicked Watertown," "A Family Reunion to Die For," and "The Impressive Waiter" in Hello Dolly. He also produced and co-directed the 2016 children's theater production of "A Wizard of Oz Christmas."

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