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KVPAC's Encore Players Take A Journey INTO THE WOODS 10/2-17


KVPAC's Encore Players, Katy's only adult community theater group, proudly presents this year's fall musical, Into the Woods. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, this production is directed by Jill Manser with musical direction by Elizabeth Mace. Performances are scheduled for October 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 all at 8:00pm and a 2:00pm matinee on October 11 at the Katy Visual & Performing Arts Center (KVPAC) located at 2501 S Mason Rd., #290, Katy, TX 77450, in the Great Southwest Equestrian Center complex. Tickets go on sale September 1 and can be purchased online at Ticket prices are Adults: $18 in advance ($20 at the door), Students: $15, Seniors: $15, and Groups of 10 or more: $10 each.

Into the Woods brings some of the beloved Grimm Brothers stories to musical life with a fractured fairy tale twist that offers up what happens after "Happily Ever After". Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood and other childhood favorites take the stage with the story of the baker and his wife, whose longing for a child is thwarted by a mischievous witch who lives next door. While this show is based on childhood fairy tales, it is intended for an adult audience (PG-13).
This exciting production coincides with the arrival of Stephen Sondheim himself to the Houston Metropolitan area. Mr. Sondheim will make a "rare" appearance with The New York Times columnist and former chief drama critic Frank Rich, at An Evening with Stephen Sondheim, Sunday, October 25, 2009 at 7:30 pm, at Jones Hall. During the live, unscripted conversation, Mr. Sondheim and Mr. Rich will reminisce about Stephen Sondheim's career. The KVPAC Encore Players cast of Into The Woods has been invited by the Houston Society for the Performing Arts to be the Prelude Performance for this very auspicious event, beginning at 7:00pm on the piano level lobby. "No one will want to miss this historic night for us!" exclaims Lisa Connolly, KVPAC Marketing Director and Into The Woods cast member. "To think that Sondheim may be in earshot of us performing his music is an incredible rush. It is a performers dream to say the least! We are extremely honored by this opportunity."

Encore Players gratefully acknowledges the support from its Players Patrons, State Farm Insurance agent, Todd Shipp, 713-464-4255, and Coldwell Banker, United Realtors Realtor, Patti Lacy 713-859-5995,

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