“Into The Woods” at Players Guild of Leonia

“Into The Woods”
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine

Classic fairy tales (Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Ridinghood and others) are woven with the tale of a Baker and his Wife, who seek to break a spell of childlessness laid upon them by a crabby Witch. In Act One, a farcical, hilarious romp, the characters plot to get their wishes by whatever means necessary. All seems rosy until Act Two, when a furious Giantess arrives by beanstalk to seek revenge for her husband, whom Jack killed. Events turn serious as the characters learn about community responsibilities, the penalties of greed and the consequences of their actions.

Performed by Players Guild of Leonia
At Civil War Drill Hall Theatre
Performances ran
Friday, February 27, 2004 thru Sunday, March 14, 2004
Baker.... Owen Sheridan Has Bio
Baker's Wife.... Kathryn E. Christiansen
Cinderella.... Esther H. Cohen Has Bio Has photo
Cinderella's Father.... Robert Gross
Cinderella's Mother, Little Red Riders Grandmother, The Giant.... Kim Queren
Cinderella's Prince / Wolf.... Stephen Moldt Has Bio
Cinderella's Stepmother.... Joanne Guarnaccia Has Bio
Florinda.... Rachel Kugelmass Has Bio
Jack.... William Kamps
Jack's Mother.... Pat Phillips Has Bio
Little Red Riding Hood.... Pamela J. Decerbo Has Bio Has photo
Lucinda.... Jeanette Shaw
Milky White.... Lois Raff-Corwin
Narrator / Mysterious Man.... John Bahr
Rapunzel.... Julia Heaney Has Bio
Rapunzel's Prince.... Stephen Anthony
Sleeping Beauty.... Stacey Cha
Snow White.... Gina Cirillo
Steward.... Michael Mulqueen
Witch.... Kim Mesiti
Directed by Joan-Ellen Messina Has Bio
Musical Direction by Mike Yesenosky
Buy the Script

Note: These recording are not of the productions list here, but of Broadway or Hollywood versions.