Into The Woods

May 2016

"Be careful what you wish for" seems to be the ongoing theme in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Brothers Grimm inspired musical, Into the Woods. The story follows The Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to go the King's Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give some milk. When the Baker and his wife are visited by the neighborhood witch, who reveals to them that she placed a curse on their family, the two set off on a journey into the woods to reverse the curse. Also in the woods, we meet Little Red, who is trying to visit her grandmother, the Wolf who loves tasty little girls, the Witch's daughter Rapunzel, and the Princes chasing after their loves. By the end of Act I, everyone has gotten their wish and will seemingly live happily ever after. But in Act II, when Jack's beanstalk brings them a visit from an angry Giant, we see how the consequences of their actions haunt them in disastrous ways. The community must come together to save each other and their kingdom, but sacrifices must be made.

Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Book by JAMES LAPINE

Director: Sharon FitzHenry

Music Director: Bill Martin

Cast: 

  • Witch — Lindsay Botticello
  • Rapunzel — Kaytlyn Vandeloecht
  • Baker — Michael Graham Morales
  • Baker's Wife — Nikki Wadleigh
  • Little Red Riding Hood — Kellie Comer
  • Granny — Sherrie Schallack
  • Wolf — Shaun O'Keefe
  • Cinderella — Chelsea Kelle
  • Cinderella's Stepmother — Anna Giza
  • Cinderella's Father — Glenn Gordon
  • Florinda — Aileen Merino Terzi
  • Lucinda — Jennifer Augeri
  • Cinderella's mother/Giantess — Emily Smith
  • Jack — Randy Davidson
  • Jack's mother — Amy Rucci
  • Narrator/Mysterious Man — Gene Choquette
  • Cinderella's Prince — Gavin Mackie
  • Rapunzel's Prince — Tim Reilly
  • Steward — Thomas Schutz