Warren Township High School students will perform "Into the Woods" Thursday through Saturday, April 24-26, at the O'Plaine Campus Auditorium, 500 N. O'Plaine Road, Gurnee,
Performances are at 7 p.m., with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. April 26. Tickets are $6 for students, children and seniors; $11 for adults, and are available online at showtix4u.com.
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This event has reserved seating. Through showtix4u.com, ticket buyers can select the seat location in the auditorium when they purchase their tickets and print the tickets at home. If you are interested in attending the show with an activity pass, email Kim Lobitz, firstname.lastname@example.org, to reserve seats.
"Into the Woods" is James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairy tale about an ambivalent Cinderella, a bloodthirsty Little Red Riding Hood, a Prince Charming with a roving eye, and a witch who raps.
When a baker and his wife learn they have been cursed with childlessness by the witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects required to break the spell: the cow as white as milk, the cape as red as blood, the hair as yellow as corn, and the slipper as pure as gold.
Swindling, lying, and stealing from others earns each character their wish at the end of Act One, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later.
Cast members include: Charlie Suhling (narrator/Mysterious Man), Brian Kim (narrator/Mysterious Man), Erika Harvey (Cinderella), Maya McGowan (Cinderella), Matt Oye (Jack), Michael Rice (Jack), Jared Garner (Milky White), Nicolette Zangara (Milky White), Craig Hoeksema (baker), Danielle Medina (baker's wife), Kylie Mohrman (baker's wife), Ieva Marcinkeviviute (stepmother), Imani Davis (Florinda), Toni MarKowicz (Lucinda), Stephanie Habel (Jack's mother), Gretchen Nelson (Jack's mother), Jamie Kreppein (Little Red Riding Hood), Anna Skelton (Little Red Riding Hood), Haley Carpenter (witch), Brianna Tyler (witch), Gavin Zybnski (Cinderella's father), Emily Knighton (Cinderella's mother), Amelia Ropke (Cinderella's mother), Brian Urquhart (wolf/Rapunzel's prince), Taylor Cygan (Rapunzel), Megan Hawksworth (Rapunzel), Grace Attiyeh (granny/giant), Elaina Barbieri (granny/giant), Julia Relova (steward), Eric Shurson (Cinderella's prince), Brianna Bozek (Snow White), and Sarah Hunter (Sleeping Beauty).
The Pit Band members are: Anna Thomas, Ari Goldstein, Alyssa Hayes, Courtney Hooten, Daniel Kaniewski, Devyn Johnson, Elizabeth Haynes, Elyse Rood, Emily Smith, Roseannah Nishanen, Rosemarie Attiyeh, Nick Pelland, and Sergio Cadiena.
The student stage crew leads are: Jaylen Davis, stage manager; Nicole Urquhart, assistant stage manager; Brittany Hooten, assistant director; Brianna Tyler, assistant musical director; Sehseh Sanan and Julie Zysk, assistant technical director; Rebecca Albrecht, Front of House lead; Sage Iverson, prop crew lead; Kate Harrington, light lead; Erin McCollum, sound lead; Sarah Strathman, costume crew lead; and Kathleen Weinstein, makeup/hair lead.
Crew members are: Alexis Velazquez, Autumn King, Blessie Isip, Cassidee Guthrie, Daniel Kaniewski, Erin Hill, Gwen Balmes, Julia Kreis, Michael Knighton, Nikki Rosenberg, Simone Nolden, Stacie Hintz, Stephanie Auth, Yulianna Ocampo, Asmau Diallo, Chloe Haley, Elena Rangai, Karley Robbins, Megan Nystrom, Chanel Santos, Jamie Alexakos, Matte Duncan, Sami Salmi, and Katheryn Haynes.
The production staff are: Natalie Colgan, Sarah Riddell, directors; Jon VanPay, technical director; Cheryl Parmenter, costumer; and Jeanette Krier, pit band director.