Into The Woods – November 2008

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 required to break the spell, swindling, lying to and stealing from Cinderella, Little Red, Rapunzel and Jack (the one who climbed the beanstalk). 

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. What begins as a lively irreverent fantasy in the style of “The Princess Bride” becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility and the stories we tell our children.

Production Manager – Marcus Cassidy-Anderson
Assistant Production Manger – Mark Spencer
Director – Anna Marinelli
Musical Director – Daniel Heskett
Choreographer / Directors Assistant – Danielle Carlisle
Set Designer – Edward Hosken
Costume Designer – Sarah Burton
Lighting Designer – Robert Taylor
Stage Manager – Georgi Cahill
Properties Manger / Assistant Stage Manager – Patricia Chetcuti
Audio Designer / Operation – Marcello Lo Ricco
Set Coordinator & Construction – Shaun O’Donovan
Rehearsal Pianist – Aron Miltenoff
Backstage Floor Manager – David Potter
Make-Up Design – Sarah Burton & Ang Cuy
Make-Up Artist – Jack Wille
Lighting Operator – Mark Crick
Photography – Shirley Wodson
Flyer/ Program Designer – Nathan Toovey
Ticket Secretary – Ros O’Donovan
NARRATOR & MYSTERIOUS MAN – Will Conyers
BAKER – Michael Bingham
BAKER’S WIFE – Lauren Elise
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD – Erin Marr
JACK – Marco Fusco
JACK’S MOTHER – Nikol McKail
WITCH – Rowena O’Callaghan
CINDERELLA – Kelly Windle
RAPUNZEL – Kirilie Blythman
CINDERELLA’S MOTHER – Samantha Symons
GRANNY / GIANTESS – Jenny Borg
CINDERELLA’S PRINCE & WOLF – Peter Phillips
RAPUNZEL’S PRINCE – Greg Beresniak
STEWARD – Scott Ponsford
CINDERELLA’S STEPMOTHER – Monica Cioccia
CINDERELLA’S FATHER – Patt Ryan
FLORINDA – Tanya Mamo
LUCINDA – Laura Wilkinson
SNOW WHITE – Caroline Behnane
SLEEPING BEAUTY – Sarah Gray