SHOWS AND EVENTS

Performance Now Theater Company presents

Into the Woods

January 5 – January 21, 2018

Performance Now Theatre Company presents INTO THE WOODS (Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine) at the Lakewood Cultural Center January 5 – 21, 2018. Be careful what you wish for as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical. 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 it is revealed that she placed a curse on their family and the two set off on a journey into the woods to reverse the curse. 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.

Directed and Choreographed by Kelly Van Oosbree with Music Direction by Eric Weinstein, the cast includes Chris Boeckx (The Baker), Melanie Hogle (The Baker’s Wife), Matt LaFontaine (Jack/The Steward), Lindsey Falduto (The Witch), Miranda Byers (Little Red Riding Hood/Rapunzel), Carolyn Lohr (Cinderella/Granny), Isabella Duran (Jack’s Mother/Lucinda), Adam Luhrs (Milky White/Rapunzel’s Prince), Jeremy Rill  (Cinderella’s Prince/The Wolf), Leiney Rigg  (Florinda/Cinderella’s Mother/The Giant) and Brian Trampler (Mysterious Man/Cinderella’s Step Mother).

The musical debuted in San Diego at the Old Globe Theatre in 1986 and premiered on Broadway in 1987, where it won several Tony Awards, including Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress in a Musical (Joanna Gleason), in a year dominated by “The Phantom of the Opera” (1988). The Disney film adaptation was released in 2014 and received three Academy Award nominations and three Golden Globe Award nominations.

INTO THE WOODS is delighting audiences now through January 21st at the Lakewood Cultural Center (470 S. Allison Parkway) in Lakewood. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are available or online at www.performancenow.org or by calling 303-987-7845.

About Performance Now

Besides onstage training there are many opportunities for new artists, young and old, to acquire different skills associated with the theatre, including set design and construction, stage management, costumes, and make-up. Our training programs help to give the apprentice a better understanding of theatre in general, while providing them experience in the different areas associated with the production. Performance Now dedicates at least one show each year to this purpose.

 

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