Contact: John Furey, Joe Kuffner
"Into the Woods," an award-winning musical, set for Mago Hunt Center Theater, April 12-17
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. The box office opens for reservations on April 4. For reservations, call (503) 943-7287.
A multiple Tony award winner in its original production and a winner for Best Revival in 2002, the musical Into the Woods weaves familiar fairy tales together with new stories (and new endings) to teach us a little something about wishing and responsibility. An amusing fairy tale first act gives way to a somewhat darker and more grim (or Grimm) second act where consequences are unavoidable and giants seek justice.
By turns hilarious, serious, and scary, audience members should prepare to be both moved and delighted by this musical. The play, directed by University of Portland Performing & Fine Arts professor Andrew Golla, is recommended for audiences ages 10 and older.
The cast, all University of Portland students, is Brian Burger (Narrator/Mysterious Man), Danielle Larson (Cinderella), Matt Sepeda (Jack), Doug Orofino (Baker), Sammi Boyd (Baker’s Wife), Rachel Thomas (Little Red Ridinghood), Sydney Syverson (Witch), Anna Mottice (Jack’s Mother), Connor Bond (Cinderella’s Prince), Phil Orazio (Rapunzel’s Prince), Hannah Kintner (Cinderella’s Stepmother), Jamie Kluth (Florinda), Jordin Bradley (Lucinda), Rodrigo Gaspar (Cinderella’s Father), Kellan Griffith (Cinderella’s Mother/Granny), Kimo Camat (Wolf), Erin Oleson (Rapunzel), Chris Morrell (Steward), Cassandra Tenorio (Sleeping Beauty), Kate Peifer (Snow White), and Jessica Hillenbrand (Voice of the Giant).
The set design is by Larry Larsen (faculty), costumes by Jill Peterson Hoddick (faculty), and lighting by Samantha Layco (senior).
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