Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre announces the cast for its premiere production of Stephen Sondheim’s enchanting musical, Into the Woods at Beef and Boards. The Brothers Grimm hit the stage in this epic fairy tale about wishes, family and the choices we make, opening Oct. 6.
The story follows a Baker (Don Farrell) and his wife (Heather Patterson King), who wish to have a child; Cinderella (Amanda Downey), who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack (Danny Kingston), who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break it. They venture into the woods where they meet Cinderella and Jack, who are each on their own quests. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
Also featured in this production are James Anthony as the Narrator, Jaddy Ciucci as Little Red Ridinghood, Suzanne Stark as Jack’s Mother, Grace Sell as Cinderella’s Stepmother, Christine Zavakos and Lauren Morgan as Cinderella’s stepsisters Florinda and Lucinda, respectively, Sarah Hund as the Witch, Timothy Ford as the Wolf, Gabrielle Harker as Rapunzel, Mickey Rafalski as Rapunzel’s Prince and A.J. Morrison as the Steward.
James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching. Originally opening on Broadway in 1987, Into the Woods was brought to the big screen by Disney in 2014, earning three Oscar nominations and starring Meryl Streep as the Witch, James Corden as the Baker, Johnny Depp as the Wolf, Emily Blunt as the Baker’s Wife, and Anna Kendrick as Cinderella.
Into the Woods is on stage for 49 performances through Nov. 20 in the intimate space of Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. Tickets range from $41 to $66 and include Chef Odell Ward’s dinner buffet and select beverages. Parking is always free. For reservations, call the box office at 317.872.9664 anytime between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays. Discounts are available to groups of 20 or more; contact the Group Sales Department for more details.
For more information, including complete show schedule, visit beefandboards.com.
Into the Woods is sponsored in part by WTTS-FM 92.3. This show is recommended for audiences age 13 and above.