(Bradenton, Fla., Oct. 11, 2022) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota’s (SCF) Music Theatre Ensemble presents “Into the Woods” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 and Nov. 5, with a 2 p.m. matinee performance Nov. 6. The show will take place in the SCF Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Building 11 East, Bradenton.
“Into the Woods” is a Tony Award-winning musical written by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. Favorite fairy tale worlds collide as a baker and his wife travel through the woods attempting to reverse the curse of a mischievous witch in order to have a child. Along their way, they meet Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and other characters who are also on a quest to fulfill their own wishes. Soon the stories become entangled and reveal what really happens “happily ever after.”
The SCF Music Theatre Ensemble, under the direction of Melodie Dickerson, performing arts chair and director of choral/vocal studies, features a cast of 32, including both SCF Music Theatre and SCF Collegiate School students. Rex Willis, director of guitar studies and composition, directs the 10-piece live orchestra, and choreography is by Kelly Burnette, adjunct instructor of dance.
Left to right: Grace Gustafson, Ava Griner, Sam Stahlmann, Jonah Jacobbi, Mia Freeman, Anna Grace Robinette, Zion Thompson
Left to right: Grace Gustafson, Anna Grace Robinette, Jonah Jacobbi, Mia Freeman, Zion Thompson, Ava Griner, Sam Stahlmann
Baker — Jonah Jacobbi
Baker’s Wife — Mia Freeman
Cinderella (headscarf) – Grace Gustafson
Cinderella’s Prince — Sam Stahlmann
Little Red Riding Hood — Ava Griner
Jack — Zion Thompson
Witch — Anna Grace Robinette