Madison Recreation Dep't, Playwrights Theatre to Present INTO THE WOODS JUNIOR, 8/8-10


The Madison Recreation Department and Playwrights Theatre present INTO THE WOODS JUNIOR music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine, originally directed on Broadway by JaImes Lapine, original Broadway production produced by Heidi Landesman, M. Anthony Fisher, Rocco Landesman, Frederick H. Mayerson, Rick Steiner, Jujamcyn Theaters, originally produced by the Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA.

The production (appropriate for all ages) will have three performances: August 8 and 9 at 7:30pm and August 10 at 2:30pm. The production will be directed by Kasey Colligan and Brian Lang. The cast features youth performers: Sean Bennet, Danielle Cenicolla, Rachel Cenicolla, Jaron Cole, Erin Colligan, Lauren Emmerich, Tanner Lauchnor, Jenna Marandola, Mark Marandola, Olivia Matos, Sophia Matos, Kristin McManu, Camille Miller, Emily Ruina, Lucy Ruina, Grace Samor, Emma Schuszler, Erin Salko, Maggie Salko, Bill Wagstaff.

Single tickets are on sale now $10 for adults and $5 for students/child. For tickets, call the box office at 973-514-1787 X31. There will no charge for Senior Citizens who should call the Senior Center at 973-593-3095 to secure their tickets. Performances will take place at Madison High School, 170 Ridgedale Avenue in Madison, NJ.

INTO THE WOODS JUNIOR is a young performer's version of the famous Broadway musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. It's a funny musical comedy that takes familiar fairy tales and twists them into a new story.

"Playwrights Theatre is committed to providing quality educational activities to students of all ages," said Artistic Director John Pietrowski. "The opportunity to work on challenging and beautiful music with trained teachers is an excellent way for youngsters to spend the summer. We are grateful to the Borough of Madison for including arts programming in the mix of vacation recreational activities, and thankful to the Madison Board of Education for providing the support necessary to put up a show. Audiences will be in for a treat."

INTO THE WOODS JUNIOR is the third co-production between The Madison Recreation Department and Playwrights Theatre, which has been located in Madison for 27 years. The production is also supported by the Borough of Madison's Jim Burnet, and Director of Recreation, Zach Ellis, and the Madison Board of Education provides significant support in permitting the use of the High School Auditorium facilities.

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