Prep Players present Into the Woods on May 11 & 12

Prep Players present Into the Woods on May 11 & 12
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Prep Players present Into the Woods on May 11 & 12

The Prep Players will present the popular Broadway musical Into the Woods on May 11 and 12, featuring the music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales, exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. The main characters are taken from "Little Red Riding Hood," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Rapunzel," and "Cinderella," as well as several others. The musical is tied together by a story involving a childless baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family (the original beginning of The Grimm Brothers' Rapunzel), their interaction with a witch who has placed a curse on them, and their interaction with other storybook characters during their journey.

Director Megan Hoover comments on the actors' dedication and talents: "Every time I have raised the bar on the Players, they have met it. I am proud of the work that they have done and the powerful piece of theatre they are creating."

The cast includes Fairfield Prep students and young women from area schools. The music director is Christine Evans.

The Cast

Narrator -Teddy Whiteman
Cinderella - Jennifer Veith
Jack - Junlin Mo
Milky White - Kenneth Geisert
Baker - Brendan Sawyer
Baker's Wife - Annamarie Fama
Cinderella's Stepmother - Katie Rooney
Florinda - Freddy Rio
Lucinda - Thomas Rudden
Jack's Mother - Sydney Middleton
Little Red Ridinghood - Taylor McGuaig
Birds - JP Queenan
Witch - Audrey Burns
Cinderella's Father - Calvin Wright
Cinderella's Mother - Emily Hoffman
Mysterious Man - Al Kelly
Wolf - Kenneth Moales
Rapunzel - Colleen Callahan
Rapunzel's Prince - Greg Torigian
Grandmother - JP Queenan
Cinderella's Prince - Francis Ohe
Prince's Steward - Zach Simonetti
Giant - Ms. Koren Mumma

The production runs May 11 and 12 in the Kelley Theatre at the Quick Center for the Arts. The show begins at 8pm. Tickets can be ordered by calling the box office at 254-4010: Adults $10, Students $5.

See rehearsal photos below!