July 30, 2015

INTO THE WOODS and happy ever after!

The company that brought you the critically
acclaimed production of LES MISERABLES (Yardley
Hall, summer 2013) and the Internationally
award-winning production of BIG RIVER (Kauffman
Center, summer 2014), now brings you the
incredible Tony Award Winning, and Golden Globe
and Academy Award nominated, INTO THE WOODS!
(Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by
James Lapine.)

As the result of the curse of a once-beautiful
witch, a baker and his wife are childless.
Three days before the rise of a blue moon, they
venture into the forest to find the ingredients
that will reverse the spell and restore the
witch's beauty: a milk-white cow, hair as
yellow as corn, a blood-red cape, and a slipper
of gold. During their journey, they meet
Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel
and Jack, each one on a quest to fulfill a
wish. Everyone's wishes are granted, but the
consequences of their actions return to haunt
them later with disastrous results.

Appropriate for Middle School and up.

Performances are August 6th at 7:00pm, August
7th at 7:00pm, August 8th at 1:30pm & 7pm, and
August 9th at 1:30pm.

In an effort to make tickets accessible to
everyone in the community, the ticket prices
are very affordable for a production at Yardley
Hall. Tickets may be purchased for $12, $16 or
$25 from the Carlsen Center Box Office (JCCC)
at 913.469.4445 or by visiting

The INTO THE WOODS cast includes: Yianni
Perahoritis (Narrator), Sarah Mae Lamar
(Witch), Michael De Voe Sr (Baker), Kristin
Alley (Baker's Wife), Victor Castillo
(Mysterious Man), Adyson Shaw (Little Red
Riding Hood), Anthony Nicholas (Wolf), Arthur
Clifford Jr (Jack), Trudy Hurley (Jack's
Mother), Arthur Clifford Sr (Milky White),
Jentry Muck (Cinderella), Steven James
(Cinderella's Prince), Lauren Martin
(Rapunzel), Ken Koval (Rapunzel's Prince),
Karen Montemayor (Cinderella's Step Mother),
Nicole Miller (Lucinda), Morgan Sterrett
(Florinda), Rita Hrenchir (Cinderella's
Mother), Chuck Chambers (Cinderella's Father),
John Solomon (Steward ), Deborah Keys
(Granny), Ali Shappell (Snow White), Elaine
Christensen (Sleeping Beauty), Liz Hughes
(Magic Harp), Amy Zemelman, Ana Rojas-Plumberg,
Averey Shaw, Ezri Killeen, Forrest "Frosty"
White, Grant Martin, Jefferson Harwood, Lauren
Crane, Lauryn Hurley, Michal Lackey, Rachel
Montemayor, Sarah Peek, Taegan Herz, Zoey
Johnson, Ali Shappell, Kaitlin Duncan, Ted
Marsh, Kyleigh Marsh, Torin Keena (Baker
Understudy and Director in Training), and
Kerstin Clifford (Voice of the Giant and
Production Coordinator).

INTO THE WOODS is being Directed by the Summer
Broadway Theatre Director, Amy Sander (General
Manager at The Culture House), Music Directed
by Todd Burd, Assistant Music Directed and
Accompanied by Karen Engebretson, and Stage
Managed by Jenny Keena.

The Culture House is one of the most unique
training and performance venues in the Kansas
City area. With theatre, dance, vocal and
instrumental music, and visual arts all under
one roof, it is an experience one cannot miss.
Additionally, when you walk in the doors, you
will find students from all over Kansas City
and surrounding areas. With professional
education and performance opportunities for
ages 4 through adult, The Culture House is
Kansas City's premier performing arts academy
and theater.

For additional information, please call The
Culture House at 913.393.3141 or visit us at

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