Into the woods

Book by James Lapine
Music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

“Once Upon a Time…” is how the tale begins. Yet, we soon find that fairy tales can sometimes take an unexpected twist as we meet an ambivalent Cinderella, a loud and brassy Red Riding Hood, a Prince Charming with a roving eye and a Witch who raps. These characters, and more, will step out of their storybook presenting their wishes for lives that end happily ever after.

Town’s tale is filled with familiar and new faces. Jeremy Hansard (My Fair Lady) serves as our narrator with Erin Godfrey (Big Fish) as Cinderella looking for that silly shoe. Billy Bishop (Matilda) takes his turn as the Baker who so desperately wants a child and Ayden Wunderlich (Newsies) tackles the Giant in the role of Jack. Elise Heffner (West Side Story) skips along the way to Grandmother’s house as Red Riding Hood with Rachel Glowacki (Hairspray) and Kristen Bales (The Wizard of Oz) making misery as an evil stepsister and stepmother, respectively. Jacob Cordes (West Side Story) is both regal and sinister as Cinderella’s Prince and the Wolf; Jerryana Williams-Bibiloni (Matilda) serenades from her tower as Rapunzel; Debi Young (The Music Man) is very maternal as Cinderella’s Mother and the Granny with Ruth Glowacki (Hairspray) booming as the voice of the giant! 

We also welcome Town newcomers Hannah Thompson as the Baker’s Wife, Irene Baerwalde as Jack’s Mother, Lisa Baker as the Witch, Abigail Frier as an evil stepsister, Anthony Sampedro as Rapunzel’s Prince and Robert Dooley as the Steward.

Everyone’s desired wishes are granted by the end of Act One but
the consequences of receiving these gifts return to haunt them
with disastrous results. Never before seen on the Town stage,
Into the Woods is a musically sophisticated show forewarning that
sometimes the things you most wish for should not be touched.

Director ~ David Swicegood
Musical Director ~ Augie Gil
Choreographer ~ Joy Alexander

Tickets are available HERE or by calling 803-799-2510.

Into the Woods is generously sponsored by:

 

Columbia Stage Society's Town Theatre