Join Rock River Rep for James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairy tale, INTO THE WOODS. 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 ( a cow as white as milk...a cape as red as blood... hair as yellow as corn... a slipper as pure as gold... ) required to break the spell, swindling, lying to and stealing from Cinderella (with the slipper as pure as gold) Little Red Ridinghood (with a cape as red as blood) Rapunzel (with the hair as yellow as corn) and Jack (the one who climbed the beanstalk - with the cow as white as milk). 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. A Giant (A female Giant, that is) steps down from the heavens and straight upon some beloved characters. It takes a few lives before the survivors realize that they have to act altogether in order to succeed. Thus, what begins a lively irreverent fantasy becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility and the stories we tell our children.
This enchanting musical voyage runs April 17-26, 2015 at the Edgerton Performing Arts Center.
INTO THE WOODS is Directed by Jim Tropp and Music Directed by Lannette Calhoun. Performances are on April 17,18, 24 and 25 at 7:30pm and April 26 at 2pm. All performances are at the Edgerton Performing Arts Center, 200 Elm High Drive, in Edgerton.
Tickets are available in person at Edgerton Pharmacy, 711 N Main St, Edgerton, WI 53534, by phone at 1-800-838-3006
or ONLINE at Brown Paper Tickets.
Notable cast members include:
Regan Bolt as the Witch
Emily Skavlen as Little Red Ridinghood
Keith Hampton as the Mysterious Man and the Wolf
Phil Werman as the Baker
Stacy DeGolier as the Baker's Wife
Ellie Heinzen as Cinderella
Ryan Rammelt as Cinderella's Prince
Jacqueline Isaacson as Rapunzel
Tom Zanton as Rapunzel's Prince
Emily Newmark as Jack