“Into the Woods”
at Southampton High School
[bottom: Little Red Riding Hood (Charlotte Rose Munder),
Jack (Kevin Quinn);
top: Witch, The Baker's Wife (Haley Willis),
The Baker (Raphael Odell Shapiro) and
Cinderella (Liz Oldak).
“Into the Woods” wittily combines the stories of old, favorite fairy tale characters, Cinderella, Jack, and Little Red Riding Hood, with the story of new fairy tale characters, the Baker and his Wife. The Baker and his Wife are a childless couple, who, in order to have a child, endeavor to break the curse cast on their family. They, humorously, wander through our familiar fairy tales as all the characters set out on their merry romp into the woods to seek “happily ever after.” Along the way they meet
Rapunzel, a wicked Witch, the nasty Wolf, scary Giants, and a couple of charming Princes among others. But after the happy expected conclusions, then, they must all deal with what happens after “happily ever after.” This sophisticated, extravagant and fun-loving musical is a treat for the whole family.
“Into the Woods” with music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, opened on Broadway in 1987, directed by James Lapine and starring Bernadette Peters.
Helene Leonard will direct and choreograph Stages’ production of “Into the Woods.” Musical accompaniment will be provided by Amanda Jones and James Benard. Sets are designed by Goran Petmil. Costumes are by Barbara Oldak.
A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to Southampton Parents for the Arts (SPA). Tickets are $12 for children and $15 for adults. They are available in advance at Stevenson’s Toys and Games, 68 Jobs Lane, Southampton, or can be reserved by calling Stages at 631-329-1420. Tickets are also available at the door on the day of performance.
Lisa's note: The Stages performances are professionally executed by Helene Leonard her entire staff and the young actors and actresses who range in ages from 8-18. Many of these young performners have been with Stages for many seasons and perform in other genres as well. A must see if you are in Eastern LI for the weekend!