I have several students attending the upcoming auditions for Into the Woods at Orange County Children's Theatre in March. So, this week’s What to Wear Wednesday focuses on Into the Woods.  I directed this show a few years back at The Music Room in Orange (Here's their awesome rendition of Your Fault), so I know it pretty well. If you don't know it, be sure to check out the PBS recording that we suggested HERE in our DVD gift guide.

When you've finished reading this post, you'll feel more confident in deciding what to wear to an audition to Into the Woods, and even have a few suggestions to purchase if you can't find anything in your current closet.

Following the pointers outlined in the first What To Wear Wednesday Post… let’s dive in.

Let's start with a google image search – I searched for “Into the Woods Broadway” to avoid any images having to do with the upcoming movie version of the show.

Into the Woods Costume

 

And… to make things a little more specific, let's divide this post up with 2 roles in mind. The Baker and The Bakers wife.

The Baker

The Baker - Into the Woods

 

Here's what I notice in this search…

  • lots of browns
  • puffy shirt sleeves
  • vests
  • hats
  • scarves
  • boots

Now, I want to remind you that you DON'T want to wear a costume to your audition. So puffy shirt sleeves, hats and scarves might be a bit too much. Just hint at the character you are interested in. Keeping that in mind, here's what I came up with.

Men - What to wear to an Into the Woods Audition

If you'd like any of these items for your own wardrobe. Here's the links. (These are affiliate links, but there is not extra charge to you. Clicking them just helps us out a little with bringing you loads of awesome content. : ) )

 The Baker's Wife

The Baker's Wife - Into the Woods

 

And, for this Baker's wife search, it's good to notice when you are looking at The Baker's Wife and not Cinderella. That's why watching the actual show is always a great idea. The Baker's wife doesn't wear a gown in this show. : )

Here's what I notice,

  • long skirts
  • peasant blouses
  • aprons
  • corseted vests
  • shawls
  • bonnets

Keeping all that in mind, and just hinting at the character. Here's my ideas –

What to wear to an into the woods audition

If you'd like any of these items for your own wardrobe. Here's the links. (These are affiliate links, but there is not extra charge to you. Clicking them just helps us out a little with bringing you loads of awesome content. : ) )

 

So, there you go! I hope this helps you with finding outfits for all of your auditions. It's a pretty fun little search project.

Please let me know if you have any questions, or ideas of your own, by leaving a comment below.

Molly Mahoney Shimmer and Shine