Mountain Valley Academy students stage ‘Into the Woods Jr.’
Are you ready for a trip Into the Woods? Well, you’re in luck, because Mountain Valley Academy is putting on a production of “Into the Woods Jr.,” a shorter adaption to the musical classic by Stephen Sondheim and James LePine, says Amy Krause, who directs the show.
Show dates and times are Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 and 2, at 7 p.m., with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Feb. 2. All of the shows will be in the Ramona High School Performing Arts Wing (PAW) at 1401 Hanson Lane. Tickets will be sold at the door for $6 each or $25 for a family of five or more.
“Into the Woods” is a theatrical musical originally directed on Broadway by James Lepine. The play takes place in the dense and mysterious woods where there are three people who so desperately want their one wish to come true.
“This is a riveting play about the hard work and determination that is necessary to make your heart’s wishes come true,” said Krause, adding it “takes the best of both worlds with its classic storybook characters like Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Jack from Jack and the Bean Stalk and combines their stories with a true lesson that is to be learned from all the characters. Through their efforts and follies, they live happily ever after—I wish.”
Cast and crew members for “Into the Woods” are:
•Narrator—Nate Sebanius and Dylan Hart,
•Cinderella’s stepmother—Sarah Wheller,
•Little Red Riding Hood—Emily McCubbin,
•Cinderella’s mother —Joanne Barber,
•Cinderella’s prince— Cameron Mitchell,
•Jack’s mother—Kristen Benndorf,
•Baker’s wife—Benet Landon,
•Cinderella’s father—Scott Sindewald,
•Mysterious man—John Jones,
•Rapunzel’s prince—Russell McCubbin, and
Ricky Rae Thomas is stage manager, and members of the stage crew include Britney Lawrence, Sandra Unruh, Kayla Martin, Alicia Springfield, Garrett Glaudini, Jessica Mallonee, and Katie Haynes.
Co-director is Victoria Nored.
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