LaSALLE – Stage 212 takes a new look at familiar fairy tales with “Into The Woods,” Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning hit musical.
“Into The Woods” will be presented July 15-17, July 22-24 and July 29-31 at Stage 212, 700 First St., LaSalle. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. Tickets will be available to the general public for $20 each beginning July 5, and may be purchased by visiting the box office Monday 4-6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-noon or by calling 815-224-3025 during those hours. Tickets may also be purchased online by visiting stage212.org. Stage 212 will be following IDPH guidelines for Phase 5.
Inspired by the Brothers Grimm, “Into The Woods” is a dark musical fairy tale with a twist. The story follows a Baker and his wife who have been cursed by a witch and are unable to have children. To reverse the witch's spell, they must venture into the woods to procure magical items from classic fairy tales.
Featured in the cast are Shea Rathburn as the Narrator, Ashley Hurst as Cinderella, Reid Tomasson as Jack, Simon R. Tiffin as the Baker, Trisha Nicole Bagby as the Baker’s Wife, Megan Cullinan as Cinderella’s Stepmother, Nora Maier as Florinda, Olivia Bergfeld as Lucinda, Kelly Johnson as Jack’s Mother, Kylie Atkins as Little Red Riding Hood, Serena Rogers as the Witch, Mike Maier as Cinderella’s Father, Karen Lesman as Cinderella’s Mother/Granny, Jeff Sudakov as the Mysterious Man, Jake Jakielski as Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf, Ella Bergfeld as Rapunzel, Griffin Tabor as Rapunzel’s Prince, Fredrick Davis as the Steward, Emily Kmetz as Gretel, Andrew Beer as Pinocchio, Maddie Stanbary as Rumpelstiltskin, Sangita Allen as the Giant’s Wife, Jamie Parks as Briar Rose/Harp, and Emily Boes as Snow White.
Production staff includes director Kevin J. Alleman, assistant director Reid Tomasson, producer Traci Tomasson, production assistants Ella Johns and Grace McCormick, stage manager Mia Carretto, casting consultants Zoe Starkey and Kristyn Szwajka, set construction coordinator Cory Tomasson, dialect coach Sidney Megeff, fight choreographer Grace Irvin, costumer Narissa Keller and makeup/wig coordinators Mary Arellano and Sarah Hunter.
“Into The Woods” features adult themes and content, and parental discretion is advised. Additionally, patrons are advised that the production contains flashing lights and loud sounds. “Into The Woods” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com