Into the Woods

A musical tale of fairly tales
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine

Directed by Tom McClary
Choreography by Rebecca Kelley
Music Direction by Amanda Silliker
Scenery Design by Nikki Duvall
Lighting Design by Celine Graee
Costume Design by Joy Downey
Sound Design by Sarah Rafacz

An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Ridinghood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch…who raps? They’re all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s fractured fairy tale. When a Baker and his Wife learn they’ve been cursed with childlessness by the Witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects required to break the spell, swindling, lying to and stealing from Cinderella, Little Red, Rapunzel and Jack (the one who climbed the beanstalk). Everyone’s wish is granted at the end of Act One, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later, with disastrous results. What begins a lively irreverent fantasy in the style of “The Princess Bride” becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility and the stories we tell our children.
Performed in August 2011 on the 9-13 and 16-20
Eric Brinser
as The Baker
Kate Oberholtzer
as The Baker’s Wife
Rachel Reed
as Little Red Riding Hood
Leia Wasbotten
as Rapunzel
Julia Albertson
as Cinderella
Stefan Pelikan
as Jack
Kat Shondek
as Jack’s Mother
Jonathan Hetler
as Narrator, Mysterious Man
Amy Sclight
as The Witch
Emily Dennis
as Florinda
Susan Kleit
as Stepmother
Jerrod Miller
as Steward
Kristi Branstetter
as Cindy’s Mom, Granny, Giant
Michael Tews
as Cinderella’s Prince
Jason Meyer
as Wolf, Rapunzel’s Prince
Jessica Blanarik
as Lucinda
Helen Fleischer
as Milky White, Hen, Bird
Emma Rohan
as Sleeping Beauty, Harp, Cow #2, Bird