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Presented by 

AAPA

Directed & Designed by 

TIM O'CONNOR

 

Music Direction by 

DENNETT HUDSON

Staging

JULIETTE EBERT

Sound Design

JOHN TAYLOR

Lighting Design

WES BLUFF

Stage Manager

BRIE SIEMSEN

Sound Operator

HANNAH TIGHE

Assistant Stage Manager

ELLA BORDEAUX

Photography

PIF PRODUCTIONS

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Featuring the students of AAPA's Performance Course and Advanced Musical Theatre course

including

ELEANOR GRIEVE

as the Witch

KATE BAXTER

as the Baker's Wife

TOBY REDWOOD

as the Baker

RUBY THOMPSON

as the Narrator

BELLA GORDON

as Little Red Ridinghood

DANIEL TERRIBILE

as Jack

KIMBERELY RIGBY

as Cinderella

SAM CARUANA

as Mysterious Man/ Prince / Florinda

NATHANIEL SAVY

as Prince / Wolf / Lucinda

KELSEY TODD

as Jack's Mother

JESSICA THOMSON

as Stepmother / Granny

JORDAN RIGBY

as Rapunzel

 

SARAH HINDLE

as Steward

MINA, AANAT, SHAYLAH BARRETT, REA DANGER, BEA KELLY, TAMARA LONG, MADDY MARKHAM, ANNA REYNOLDS, EMILY SUMMER and OLIVIA WILKINS as the Storytellers

THE CAST

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THE CREATIVE TEAM

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FROM THE DIRECTOR

This is my third time directing INTO THE WOODS. I first tried my hand at directing the show when I was in my 20's, and then again in my 30's and now here I am in my 40's, directing students who were the age I was when I first ventured into the woods. It's been really interesting visiting the show once every decade for the last 20 years - fascinating how life experience allows you to experience the twists and turns of Sondheim's masterpiece in new and fresh ways. It's been interesting seeing it through the eyes of our students too, and has really hit home to me just how remarkable this work is. There's so much to discover here, and even after three goes at it I'm still finding new things. Sondheim really was a clever clogs, wasn't he.

 

Taking on a show this complex is no small task for emerging artists. I have been so inspired by the tenacity of these young performers as they have wrestled with this material. They have worked tirelessly to master Sondheim's complicated music and lyrics, and we've often said in rehearsals it's a bit like climbing an enormous mountain. At last we have reached the summit and are pleased to show you the fruits of the climb tonight!

 

Thank-you to the students at AAPA for coming on this journey into the woods with me, and for being so daring as we ventured. I'm proud of each and every one of you. 

Enjoy the show!

Tim O'Connor

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