Into the Woods

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine

Directed by Richard Perdriau
Musically Directed by Stewart Garrett

Cast

Narrator/Mysterious Man Darren Mort
Cinderella Sian Brunhuber
Jack Tyler Hess
Baker Steven Keane
Baker's wife Kelly Windle
Step Mother Cathy Marriott
Florinda Danika Alt
Lucinda Julia Duke
Jack's Mother Wendy Alberni
Red Riding Hood Kellie-anne Kimber
Witch Katie Packer
Cinderella's Mother/Granny/Giant Penny Owen
Wolf/Cinderella's Prince Simon Evans
Rapunzel Catherine Langley
Rapunzel's Prince Josh Lovell
Steward James Matthews
Cinderella's Father Craig Dewar

Synopsis

An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Ridinghood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch ... who raps? They're all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairy tale. 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.