INTO THE WOODS Plays at Seward County Community College, Now thru 4/12
Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Theatre Department has announced their production of Into the Woods, a Tony Award Winning Production with a score by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine.
The show will run tonight, April 10th, Friday April 11th & Saturday, April 12th at 7:30 pm at the Showcase Theatre in the Shank Humanities Building.
Audiences of all ages are sure to enjoy this Tony-award-winning witty and irreverent reimagining of classic fairytales. An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Riding Hood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch...who raps? They're all among the complex characters in this 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 mission to find 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 as a lively irreverent fantasy becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility and the stories we tell our children.
Gloria Goodwin, director says, "We are taking the musical to a whole new place. I have seen Into the Woods so many times and have acted in it. They are currently filming a major motion picture of it starring Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick and Johnny Depp. Sondheim has an incredible message in this show and it deserves to be told as he intended. We are giving the show show a few little twists to style and sets that make the show a unique experience that mirrors the theme of fantasy unraveling and reality being revealed. I have chosen to use a child as the narrator to make the story more relatable to younger audiences. Though the true message of Into the Woods is loud and clear to every adult and parent in the audience it also offers a sincere message to children as well."
Into the Woods premiered on Broadway in 1987 starring Bernadette Peters. The show is produced with permission from Musical Theatre International.
The cast is: Julie Bunnel as the Witch, Juan Carlos Contreras as the Baker, Stephanie Drymalski as the Baker's Wife, Jamie Mix as Cinderella, Cedric Mitchell as Jack, Heather Powell as Little Red Riding Hood, Glenda Patterson as Jack's Mother, Killian Doze as Cinderella's Prince ,David Linares as Rapunzel's Prince and Rebecca Irby as the Narrator.
Completing the company are Lauren Buchanan as Step Mother, Tony Claus as Mysterious Man, Brie King as Florinda, Amira Coleman as Lucinda, Mikayla Knudsen as Granny, Zach Carpenter as Wolf, Sarah Boles-Foreman as Cinderella's Mother, Anysia Limon as Rupunzel, Nolan Lobley as the Steward, Haven Holifield as Sleeping Beauty and Angelina Fosdick as Snow White.