Wright State University Theatre continues its 2019–20 season with the award-winning musical fantasy “Into the Woods” from Nov. 22 to Dec. 8 in the Herbst Theatre in the Creative Arts Center.
Performances are Nov. 22 and 23 and Dec. 6 and 7 at 8 p.m.; Nov. 24 and Dec. 7 and 8 at 2 p.m.; and Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students.
For tickets and theatre information, call the Box Office at 937-775-2500 or purchase single tickets online beginning Nov. 17
Featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, “Into the Woods” intertwines fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault, exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. The musical features well-known characters from “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Rapunzel” and “Cinderella.”
“Into the Woods” premiered on Broadway in 1987 and won several Tony Awards including Best Score, Best Book and Best Actress in a Musical. It was adapted into a feature film in 2014.
In the Wright State production, Narrator/Mysterious Man is portrayed by David Bays, with Molly Seybert (Cinderella), Jared Levy (Jack/Steward), Bridget Lorenz (Jack’s Mother/Cinderella’s Stepmother), Jonathan Crawford (Baker), Megan Arseneau (Baker’s Wife), Elisabeth Mies (Florinda/Sleeping Beauty), Andrea Gutierrez (Lucinda/Snow White), Hailey Noll (Little Red Riding Hood/Rapunzel), Casey Borghesi (Witch), Delaney O’Toole (Cinderella’s Mother/Milky White/Giant), Austin Gladstone (Wold/Cinderella’s Prince) and Mark Antony Howard (Granny/Rapunzel’s Prince).
“Into the Woods” is directed by Lee Merrill (“Urinetown,” “Sweeney Todd,” “Little Women”), choreographed by Megan Arseneau (“If/Then”) with musical direction by Melissa Yanchak (“If/Then”). The sets are designed by David J. Castellano and Antonia Hummel, lighting is by Jera Lauderdale, costumes by Sara Rice and sound by James Dunlap and Aaron Poland.
2019–20 theatre season
The Wright State Theatre season continues with “The Wolves” from Feb. 6 to 16 in the Festival Playhouse. The season also includes:
- “An Enemy of the People,” Feb. 21 to March 1, Herbst Theatre
- “Mamma Mia!,” March 19 to April 12, Festival Playhouse