The show puts a twist into well-known fairy tales like "Jack and the Beanstalk" and "Little Red Ridinghood."
The Everett Theatre’s production of “Into the Woods” continues this weekend at the theatre, 47 W. Main St., Middletown.
Show times are Friday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m., and Sunday, April 22 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and students, and $10 for ages 12 and under $10. For tickets or more information, see the website everetttheatre.com.
The musical puts a twist on well-known fairy tales such as “Jack and the Beanstalk” and “Little Red Ridinghood.”
“‘Into the Woods’ digs into the deeper aspects of fairy tales that are often missed in other versions," said Stephanie Bailey, who will be playing Rapunzel. "The stories really make you think about your dreams and how you want your story to end.”
However, the characters in these fairy tales are not the ones which you would usually expect. Steven Soltow said of his character: “Cinderella's Prince is totally not what we are used to from fairy tale princes. We come to expect that when a Prince marries his princess they live ‘happily ever after.’ But, all of us know that this isn't how life really works… Cinderella's Prince is a great example in this show of a character that turned out to be not as content as they thought they would be when they received what they wanted.”
But it’s not only the storyline and characters that makes this particular production of “Into the Woods” unique; there are several things that make the show shine onstage.
Mary Everett, who plays the Baker’s Wife, stated, “Each and every cast member is just genuinely excited to be a part of the production. You can feel the excitement of everyone each time they walk into the theatre.There is just a love for the show from everyone involved.”