Official Press Release for opening INTO THE WOODS

Plaza Theatre Company – PRESS RELEASE
Plaza Theatre Company set to open the fairytale musical Into the Woods!
July 26th, 2010
Plaza Theatre Company is proud to announce the opening of INTO THE WOODS on August 6th, 2010. The production will play Plaza’s newly renovated theatre at 111 S. Main Street in Cleburne, TX opening on Friday, August 6th and playing through Saturday September 4th, 2010. The show will be the 36th produced by Plaza Theatre Company and the 7th of 10 in Plaza’s 2010 Season of shows.
“We are so excited to bring INTO THE WOODS to Plaza Theatre Company because it is such a unique musical”, says Aaron Siler, one of Plaza’s co-Producer’s as well as Director of the production. “This is a great story that takes many of the Grimm fairytales, spins them on their head and intertwines them in a very interesting and unique way. The first act follows the traditional fairytales that we’re all familiar with, and the second act shows what happens after the happily ever after”.
INTO THE WOODS is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. It debuted on Broadway in 1987 and ran for 764 performance garnering many awards during it’s initial Broadway run including Best Actress in a Musical and Best Original Book and Score. The show has spawned numerous national tours and revivals and remains one of the American Theatre’s best loved musicals to produce.
The main characters come from the classic fairytales Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk and Little Red Riding Hood, and are tied together by a more original story involving a baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family. While everyone is familiar with the traditional fairytale ending of happily ever after, this musical follows these stories even further to explore the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests.  
The production is under the Direction of G. Aaron Siler with Musical Direction by Rebecca Lowrey. Shauna Lewis is Stage Manager with Costume design by Tina Barrus, Set design by JaceSon & Parker Barrus, Lighting design by Cameron & JaceSon Barrus, Prop design by Milette Siler and Sound design by G. Aaron Siler.
The cast for INTO THE WOODS is: (double cast where noted)
Baker Ben Phillips
Baker’s Wife Meredith Browning, Milette Siler
The Witch Caroline Rivera, Tamara Steinberg
Cinderella Daron Cockerell
Little Red Tabitha Barrus, Taylor O’toole
Narrator / Mysterious Man Burl Proctor
Jack Seth Cunningham, Auston McIntosh
Cinderella’s Prince / Wolf JaceSon P. Barrus
Rapunzel Jill Baker
Rapunzel’s Prince Kyle Adams
Jack’s Mother Heather Morrill
Cinderella’s Stepmother Deborah Dennard
Cinderella’s Father Jay Lewis
Stepsister / Snow White Meagan Cavasar, Jaye Jennifer Smith
Stepsister / Sleeping Beauty Kayla Esmond, Courtney Howell
Steward Seth Cunningham, Auston McIntosh
Granny Megan Adams, Shauna Lewis
Cinderella’s Mother Kristin Spires
The voice of the Giant Stacy Blanton


INTO THE WOODS will play Plaza Theatre Company from August 6th thru September 4th, 2010 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm with Saturday afternoon matinees at 3pm. Ticket prices are $12 for Adults, $10 for Seniors and Students and $9 for children. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 817-202-0600 or visiting the Plaza Box Office between the hours of 10am and 6pm Monday thru Saturday.
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