Crest Theatre, Delray Beach Center for the Arts, Entr'Acte Theatrix, Into the Woods, James Lapine, Kevin Black, musical comedy, Musical Theatre, Roger Blankenship, Stephen Sondheim
June 18 – June 28
What happens after ‘happily ever after’?
May 26, 2015
DELRAY BEACH, FL: Into the Woods, the multi-award-winning (Tony Awards, Drama Desk Awards, Olivier Awards) musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, skillfully interweaves several classic fairy tales into one epic story that shows what happens when things get real in the fairy-tale world. Entr’Acte Theatrix’ upcoming production of this acclaimed Broadway musical will run at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts’ Crest Theatre from June 18 through June 28th.
Sondheim and Lapine’s tale involves a baker and his wife who, unable to have the children they so badly desire, agree to complete a number of “errands” for a witch who promises to grant them their wish if they’re successful. During their journey, they encounter Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Cinderella and Jack (of Beanstalk notoriety) – each of whom has their own wish. All the storybook characters discover that wishes granted often come with a hefty price.
Kevin Black, who directed Entr’Acte’s recent successful productions of Spamalot, Tommy, and The Rocky Horror Show has taken on the directorial and choreographic duties for Into the Woods with his usual enthusiasm:
“In 1988, I saw the national tour of Into the Woods with a group of friends, and I was mesmerized”, he says. “Here was a story of hope, morals and life lessons… It was my introduction into the world of Sondheim and I was hooked – the brilliant genius of Sondheim was unmistakable in this show. In 2012, I directed Side by Side by Sondheim at The Miami Stage Door Theatre and now I have the opportunity to direct Into the Woods for Entr’Acte Theatrix. This time, the objective is to create an entertaining evening of musical theatre that even an audience who has never experienced Sondheim will enjoy,” he continues. “We’re taking a very comedic approach to the show, brightening the tempos and creating a modern day look in set and costume design. We’ve assembled a stellar cast of talented actors who prove to me every day that tackling a mega Sondheim musical like Into the Woods may prove challenging, but oh so worth it.”
Entr’Acte Theatrix’ Into the Woods cast includes some familiar faces, along with a number of talented newcomers. Sharyn Peoples who played The Lady of the Lake in Entr’Acte Theatrix’ recent sold-out production of Spamalot will play The Witch, Justin Schneyer, who played Brad in Entr’Acte’s October 2014 production of The Rocky Horror Show will play The Baker, and John Costanzo (King Arthur in Spamalot) will play Cinderella’s father. Other returning cast members are Calvin Bankert (Jack), Sahid Pabon (Cinderella’s Prince), Brielle Lysaght (Stepsister), Christian Ortega (Rapunzel’s Prince), Jenna Paige Gagliardo (Jack’s Mother), Greg Halmos (The Wolf), Christi Oliver (Stepmother), and Rio Peterson (The Steward). Newcomers include Melissa Bibliowicz (Cinderella), Victoria Lauzun (The Baker’s Wife), Jen Chia (Little Red Riding Hood), Lindsey Johr (Rapunzel), Devin Tupler (Narrator), and Brittany Payne (Stepsister)
Roger Blankinship will provide musical direction for the production.
Entr’acte Theatrix is a not-for-profit, semi-professional, showcase company providing opportunities for emerging theatre artists, both on-stage and backstage. The fourteen year old company gives students of college or post-graduate programs on a professional trajectory with a goal of working in the profession a chance to gain experience in their area of training or interest. Entr’acte, as the name suggests, is the “next step,” from classroom to career, and provides the young theatre artist with one of his or her all-important first professional resume-building credits.
Tickets are $25; $20 for groups of 15 or more; or $10 Student Rush – with I.D. To celebrate Father’s Day, ticket prices for the Sunday, June 21st, 8 pm performance will be ‘Buy One/Get One Free’.
Into the Woods will run for 12 performances only, from June 18 – June 28 at the Crest Theatre at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts. The theatre is located at 51 North Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, 33444. Tickets are on sale now, and are available by calling 561-243-7922, ext. 1.
For more information about Entr’Acte Theatrix or Into the Woods visit www.entractetheatrix.org, or contact Carol Kassie at firstname.lastname@example.org/561-445-9244.
Into the Woods
Book by James Lapine
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
June 18 – June 28
$20 Seniors 65 and over
$20 Students in college or below
$15 Groups of 10 or more
$10 Children under 12
$10 Student Rush – half hour or less before curtain – with valid ID
Box Office: 561-243-7922, Ext. 1
Thursday, June 18 – 8 pm
Friday, June 19 – 8 pm
Saturday, June 20 – 2 pm & 8 pm
Sunday, June 21 – 2 pm
Sunday, June 21 – 8 pm – Father’s Day Special – Buy One/Get One Free – use the code BOGO
Wednesday, June 24 – 8 pm
Thursday, June 25 – 8 pm
Friday, June 26 – 8 pm
Saturday, June 27 – 2 pm & 8 pm
Sunday, June 28 – 2 pm
Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre
51 N. Swinton Ave.
Delray Beach 33444
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