Hampton High School: "Into the Woods" — Spring 2022
When: April 22, 23, 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Hampton High School auditorium, 2929 McCully Rd, Allison Park.
Tickets are $12 each and can be purchased online beginning on March 29 by visiting https://www.hamptoncats.org/tickets.
The cast list includes: Radhika Schelbert as Narrator; Marissa Martinoski as Cinderella; Brooks Brady as Jack; Aja Lynn as Jack’s Mother; Miles McKinney as Milky White; Kai Suyama as Baker; Leah McConnell as Baker’s Wife; Lauren Michael as Stepmother; Audrey Alling as Florinda; Clara Mauro as Lucinda; Shane Noone as Cinderella’s Father; Danielle Butler as Little Red Redinghood; Lindsay Liebro as Witch; Alaina Pursh as Cinderella’s Mother; Aiden Fedell as Mysterious Man; Kylie Capsambelis as Granny and The Giant; Giulia Maura as Rapunzel; Andrew Kaehly as Cinderella’s Prince and The Wolf; Lillian Ketler as Rapunzel’s Prince; and Liam Shields as Steward.
The ensemble includes Katie Baker, Natalie Chapman, Ella Kornick, Lily Beth Kuhn, Paula Ott, Adrianna Petit Anta, Halee Pilarski, Z Plizga, Echo Schomaeker, Sadie Shelkey, Madison Slovick and Kiley Vande Geest.
“Be careful what you wish for” seems to be the ongoing theme in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Brothers Grimm inspired musical, “Into the Woods.” The story follows The Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to go to the King’s Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give some milk. When the Baker and his wife are visited by the neighborhood witch, who reveals to them that she placed a curse on their family, the two set off on a journey into the woods to reverse the curse. Also in the woods, we meet Little Red, who is trying to visit her grandmother, the Wolf who loves tasty little girls, the Witch’s daughter Rapunzel, and the Princes chasing after their loves. By the end of Act I, everyone has gotten their wish and will seemingly live happily ever after. But in Act II, when Jack’s beanstalk brings them a visit from an angry Giant, we see how the consequences of their actions haunt them in disastrous ways. The community must come together to save each other and their kingdom, but sacrifices must be made.