The production – a retelling of the Grimm’s fairy tales that teaches us to be careful what you wish for — runs weekends May 1-June 1, 2014, at the Industrial Strength Theatre in Herndon. Tickets are $30-$32. Into the Woods combines the iconic stories of Little Red Ridinghood, Cinderella, Rapunzel and Jack (the giant killer), with the new tale of a childless baker and his wife. Their intertwining quests into the woods result in a twistedly funny, but sobering musical about the cost and consequences of “happily ever after.” The original Broadway production garnered three Tony Awards and a Grammy, and inspired an upcoming Hollywood movie starring Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, and Anna Kendrick.
NextStop’s cast will be led by 2013 Helen Hayes Award winner Priscilla Cuellar as the Witch and 2014 nominee John Loughney as the Baker. They will be joined by Laura Fontaine as Florinda, Scott Gaines as Cinderella’s Prince/The Wolf, Scott Harrison as Rapunzel’s Prince, Jennifer Lambert as Cinderella’s Stepmother, Ryan Manning as the Narrator, Brittany Martz as Cinderella, Sean McComas as Jack, Katie McManus as the Baker’s Wife, Lynn Audrey Neal as Jack’s Mother, Nora Palka as Little Red Ridinghood, Allizon Reggioli as Cinderella’s Mother/Granny, Blakeman Brophy as the Mysterious Man, Suzanne Stanley as Rapunzel, Danny Tippett as the Steward, and Jaclyn Young as Lucinda.
The creative team behind the production includes Elisa Rosman (music direction), Lorraine Magee (choreography), Steven Royal (scenic design), Frank Coleman (lighting design), Kathy Dunlap (costume design), Eric Kritzler (sound design), and Sierra Banack (properties design). Joan Lada serves as the Production Stage Manager.
PLEASE NOTE: While NextStop Theatre Company regularly produces all-ages shows through its NextStop Family program, this production of Into the Woods is for adults and older kids (middle school and up).
Want to see one of the preview shows on Thurs., May 1 (7:30 pm), or Fri., May 2 (8 pm)? TWO lucky winners will each win a set of four tickets (each prize valued at $100) for either show (winner’s choice!). Enter below! Winners will be picked Wednesday morning, April 30!