Into the Woods
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Directed by Susannah Berryman
Choreography by Mary Corsaro
Music Direction by Brian DeMaris
Previews Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Opens Thursday, November 7, 2013
Closes Sunday, November 10, 2013
How do we use storytelling to process the events of our lives? When the storytellers are Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, they create a magnificent score and use the stories of the Brothers Grimm as a jumping-off place to explore the big questions of life. Join Ithaca College Theatre for this weaving of multiple fairy tales that examine life’s challenges, joys, and lessons—and the wisdom that comes from chasing one’s desires.
|Tuesday||November 5||8:00pm||Preview Performance|
|Thursday||November 7||8:00pm||Opening Night|
*please note time
Tickets to individual performances will go on sale October 28, 2013 and will be available by calling (607) 274-3224.
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Journey Into the Woods This Fall with Ithaca College Theatre
ITHACA, NY- This November Ithaca College Theatre will present Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods. Performances will run in the Hoerner Theatre in Dillingham Center on Nov. 5 and 7-10 at 8 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee performance on Nov. 9-10.
Ticket prices for Into the Woods range from $5.50 to $11 and go on sale October 28 at the Dillingham Center box office or by calling (607) 274-3224.
With lyrics & book by Tony winners Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine respectively, Into the Woods takes you into the world of some of your favorite fairy tale characters. Winner of multiple Tony Awards, Into the Woods follows a childless baker, a precocious girl in a red hood, and many other curious beings who discover what is most important in life as they make their journey through the woods.
When asked what she wants audiences to take away from this production, director Susannah Berryman stated “Into the Woods ambitiously touches on all the major themes, dilemmas, and essential experiences that many of us will undergo in the course of our lifetime—birth, loss, short-term infatuation, long-term love, calamity, discovery, yearning, response to challenge, the development of wisdom, the creation of families, and more. Through Stephen Sondheim’s mature and vigorous score, each of the characters figures out the nature of her and his own Woods and learns what is to be gained by venturing within them.”
The Into the Woods production team includes scenic designer Tom Burch, lighting designer Maxwell T. Robin ’14, costume designer Anna Eden ’14, and sound designer Don Tindall. Samantha Cotton ’14 is the stage manager and Colin Stewart is the technical director. The assistant director is Brittany Verria ’15.
The cast of Into the Woods includes Grant Beals ’16, Megan Beard ’14, Miller Brackett ’16, Connor Eric Briggs ’16, Nicholas Carroll ’14, Alexa Cepeda ’16, Kayley Anne Collins ’15, Tony Conaty ’15, Caelan Creaser ’17, Katie Drinkard ’14, Clarise Fearn ’16, Daniel Ghezzi ’16, Adam James King ’16, Kyra Leeds ’16, Alyssa Magarian ’14, Natalee Merrill-Boyet ’16, Celena Mogan ’16, Elise Myette ’14, Roger Reed ’14, Hannah Richter ’14, Ariella Serur ’14, Johnny Shea ’16, Rebecca Skowron ’16, Avery Sobczak ’14, Grace Stockdale ’14, Michael Sullivan ’16, and T.J. Wagner ’14.
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