Into the Woods Character descriptions



NARRATOR(s)
Intellectual and pleasant story-tellers who help to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience.
Range: G2 - E4

CINDERELLA
A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters.
Range: G3 - G5

JACK
The feckless Giant killer who is 'almost a man.' He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed.
Range: B2 - G4

JACK'S MOTHER
Browbeating and weary, Jack's protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed.
Range: Bb3 - Gb5

THE BAKER
A harried and insecure man 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.
Range: Ab2 - G4

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.
Range: F3 - G5

CINDERELLA'S STEPMOTHER
The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella.
Range: A3 - F#5

FLORINDA and LUCINDA
Cinderella's stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother's footsteps of abusing Cinderella.
Range: C4 - Ab5

CINDERELLA’S FATHER
A distracted and unloving father. He is guided by the strong ill will of his wife, Cinderella’s stepmother.

LITTLE RED RIDINGHOOD A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-witted, fearless, yet youthful and naive.
Range: Bb3 - F5

THE WITCH Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive. 
Range: F3 - G5

CINDERELLA'S MOTHER/LITTLE RED’S GRANDMOTHER 
*Deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree.
*Eaten by the wolf and seeks revenge.
Range: E4 - F4

MYSTERIOUS MAN
A mischievous vagrant with a secret.

CINDERELLA'S PRINCE/WOLF
*Vain and handsome, he is a disloyal lover who is always searching for the next new, exciting thing.
*Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey.
Range: B2 - Gb4

RAPUNZEL'S PRINCE/WOLF 2 
*Just as vain and handsome as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exiting thing.
*Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey.
Range: C#3 - E4

RAPUNZEL A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world.
Range: B3 - A5

STEWARD
Surly and bureaucratic. In service to the royal family.

*GIANT Voiceover.
The Giant's wife is an angry and vengeful 'monster.' She is seeking restitution for her loss.
Speaking Role

SNOW WHITE
Princess who diverts the attention of Rapunzel’s prince.

SLEEPING BEAUTY
Princess who diverts the attention of Cinderella’s prince.

3 LITTLE PIGS
Cameo roles with Wolf 2 in Hello Little Girl (May be played by pantomime artists)

PANTOMIME ARTISTS/FACILITATORS (6-8)
These characters help facilitate the action of the show as well as become part of the story.  They work in tandem with the narrators. Some dance experience is preferred.