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posted: 8/5/2014 2:40 PM

Vero Voce presents 'Into the Woods Jr.' in St. Charles

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Vero Voce Theater, 951 State Ave., Suite F, in St. Charles, will present presents "Into the Woods, Jr." as its summer Young Performers production, with direction by David Rodriguez, music direction by Dawn Harkins and choreography by Jocelyn Adamski. Performances will be 1 and 4:30 p.m. Saturdays, Aug. 9 and 16; and 3 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 10 and 17. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling the box office at (630) 584-0139. Discount pricing is available seniors, age 65 and older, and children, age 3-18.

The Brothers Grimm "go Broadway" as Sondheim and Lapine offer up a cockeyed fairy tale. All of your favorite characters -- Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk), and the Witch -- meet and interact in this whimsical original story. The musical centers on a baker and his wife who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the king's festival; and Jack, 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 the curse and wind up changed forever.

The cast includes: Ryan Bussert and Kayla Bussert, both of South Elgin; Dan Keller of Aurora; Cameron Tucker, Meghan Tucker, Justin Knautz, Nathan Knautz, and Madeline Hotham, all of Batavia; Jill Danklefsen, Abageal Phelan, Rachel Tork, and Audrey Carberry, all of Geneva; Alaina Karner, Jordie Karner, Danielle Kyle, Macey Buckman and Emily Menke, all of Elgin; Erin Kingseed, Bridgett Brutto, Kaleigh Brutto, Riley Brutto, Katelyn Jassoy, Gabe Delaney, Aaron Delaney, and Michelle Robinson, all of St. Charles; and Erica Johnson and Christina Rausch, both of Maple Park.

Vero Voce was established in 2001 specializing in private voice, piano lessons and musical theater coaching expanded into a 7,000-square-foot facility with multiple studios, classrooms, and a theater at 951 State Ave., Suite F, St. Charles. Course offerings include all instruments, voice and theater classes and a full season of adult musical and nonmusical productions and a full season of young actors' theater productions.

More information about the many offerings at Vero Voce can be obtained by visiting or calling (630) 584-0139.