University High School's "Into The Woods"
"Into The Woods" is Stephen Sondheim's enchanting musical tale of a baker and his wife trying to lift a curse which has kept them childless, as it romps through the Brothers Grimm's collection of classic fairy tales. You'll meet characters from "Little Red Riding Hood," "Cinderella," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Rapunzel" and more along the way.
The show debuted at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre in 1986 and was a Broadway hit less than a year later, starring Bernadette Peters as The Witch. Winner of Tony Awards for Best Score, Best Book and Best Actress (for Joanna Gleason as The Baker's Wife), it became a major motion-picture smash in 2014 with Meryl Streep starring as The Witch.
Produced by University High School's Director of Theater Arts Ronnie Sperling, the 105-minute show (including one, 15-minute intermission) has a cast of 23, including (alphabetically):
Lizbeth Arellano as a Villager
Sarai Benitez as Little Red Riding Hood
Cassandra Bridges as Jack's Mother
Rashley Castillo as Rapunzel's Prince and Cinderella's Father
Flavio Cesar Robles as the Steward
Maria Chigo as Cinderella's Mother
Veraliz Cornet as Granny
Wyatt Daily as Cinderella's Stepmother
Katherin Flores as the Witch
Claire Hafteck as Cinderella
Cynthia Jacinto as a Villager
Ayanna Jimenez as Florinda
Jesus Lopez as the Narrator
Ryan McNeil as the Baker
Gesselye Mejia as Milky White
Lauren Meltzer as Rapunzel
Maria Nicolas as a Villager
Billy Ortiz as Cinderella's Prince and the Wolf
Althea Roble as the Mysterious Person
Dorthy Schmidt as Lucinda
Alex Strong as the Baker's Wife
Margarita Ylo as Jack
Vindia Zuniga as a Villager
Supported by UCLA's Beyond the Bell program for the performing arts, Uni's production of Into The Woods is supported by a professional team including costume designer Shon LeBlanc, set designer Tina Choi, lighting director Rob Fritz and sound designer Kahlil Sabbagh.
Four performances are slated for the Stivelman Theater on campus (11800 Texas Avenue, Los Angeles):
(1) May 8 (Friday), at 7 p.m.
(2) May 14 (Thursday) at 3:30 p.m.
(3) May 15 (Friday) at 7 p.m.
(4) May 16 (Sunday) at 2 p.m.
Tickets purchased in advance are $5 each at the Uni Student Store, and $7 at the door (cash-only), except for the after-school performance on May 14 ($2). Tickets purchased online, in advance of the show date, are available at BrownPaperTickets.com. Online purchases carry a 99-cent fee plus a 3.5% charge for credit-card processing (about $1.17 for a $5 ticket).
Ample street parking is available around the Uni campus. The Stivelman Theater entrance is on Texas Avenue.
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Stivelman Theater, University High School (View)
11800 Texas Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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