Last chance to see 'Into the Woods' with Village Theatre

Tickets for the Sondheim Masterpiece are on sale now
Nov 15, 2017
Courtesy of: Village Theatre Mari Nelson (The Witch). Into the Woods production photo.

Kicking off Village Theatre’s 2017-2018 Season is the Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning musical, Into the Woods. “Happily ever after” will be just the beginning in this musical collision of the original Grimm fairytales.

When Cinderella, Jack, Rapunzel, Little Red and more venture into the woods after their heart’s desire, they get a lot more than they bargained for. As princes seduce and giants roam the land, stories get intertwined and the plot thickens. With a jaw-dropping design team and a stellar cast of Village Theatre favorites, Into the Woods is sure to take you “into the woods, to get the thing, that makes it worth the journeying.”

“When I started this project, I wanted to make something beautiful that evokes a response and makes you think,” says Director, Kathryn Van Meter. “It’s important to know that our actions have consequences, and that in itself is wonderful and beautiful. It’s so easy to give up and be pessimistic. How do we stay positive? How do we come together as a community and take care of each other?”

Taking on the role of the Baker is Trey Ellett.

Ellett comes straight to Village Theatre from the Broadway productions of Amelie and RENT. Joining Ellett will be a cast of local and national Village Theatre favorites including: Christine Marie Brown as the Baker’s Wife, Molli Corcoran as Rapunzel, CT Doesher as the Steward, Alexandria Henderson as Florinda, Eric Jensen as the Narrator and Mysterious Man, Cheryse McLeod Lewis as Cinderella’s Stepmother, Arika Matoba as Little Red Ridinghood, Rafael Molina as Jack, Jayne Muirhead as Jack’s Mother, Corinna Munter as Cinderella’s Mother, Granny and Giant, Mari Nelson as The Witch, Matthew Posner as Rapunzel’s Prince, Marissa Ryder as Lucinda, Allison Standley as Cinderella and Kevin Vortmann as the Wolf and Cinderella’s Prince.

Wishes and community are central characters in Into the Woods, and Village Theatre’s talented artisans have created a new way to incorporate both elements into the production. This summer, handwritten paper wishes were collected from the Issaquah and Everett communities. Those wishes will become part of Matthew Smucker’s scenic design as the leaves in the woods – totaling an impressive 3,000 “leaves”. Costumes and lighting will further bring life to the show with some unique and exciting designs. Costume & puppet designer, Melanie Burgess, will create an upcycled look for our cast using mixed patterns and striking textures. Additionally, special projections will bring a new element to Alex Berry’s lighting design. Joining these professionals is a slew of talented Village Theatre specialists. Tim Symons will serve as music director, while Gregory W. Towle will design the incredible show projections and Brent Warwick constructs our sound design.

Into the Woods is on stage in Village Theatre’s Everett location that started on Oct. 27 and ends this weekend on Nov. 19.

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