Fairy tale characters go ‘Into the Woods’

| 13/09/2019
Cayman News Service
Cayman Drama Society production of Into the Woods

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Drama Society has kicked off the 2019/2020 theatre season with an ambitious production of Into The Woods, an award-willing musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. With memorable songs, such as “Children Will Listen” and “Last Midnight”, this extraordinarily challenging musical examines the unintended consequences when wishes come true and what happens after ‘happily ever after’.  

A CDS spokesperson said, “This award wining musical is a delight with wit, imagination and beautiful music. Keep an eye out for the wolf, listen to the witch, and whatever you do, respect the giant in the sky.”

Barrie and Teri Quappe are co-directors for the play, while Chuck and Barrie Quappe are the musical directors. 

CDS said they have “an amazing cast for this incredible show”, including many familiar faces:

  • Dominic Wheaton as Wolf and Cinderella’s Prince
  • Vanessa Hansen as the Baker’s Wife/Granny
  • Teri Quappe as Witch/Cinderella’s mother
  • Melody Allenger as Cinderella
  • Neil Hamaty as Mysterious Man/Narrator
  • Kayla Manderson as StepMother
  • Adam Pellow as Cinderella’s father
  • Zoe Suliz as Lucinda
  • India Dawson-James as Rapunzel
  • Liam Oki as Steward

And some new faces:

  • Chad Powell (12) as Jack
  • Jose Zambrano as Rapunzel’s Prince
  • Nicolas Picard as the Baker
  • Darlene Oko as Jack’s mother
  • Emma Oko as Milky White
  • Jardae Barnes as Little Red Riding Hood
  • Gabby Robinson as Florinda.

Chuck Quappe leads the talented orchestra on piano with Kate Allenger playing violin, Amber McMillan on the euphonium, Chrity Putman playing trombone/tuba, Roger “Bugs” Wilson on acoustic bass; Barrie Quappe playing percussion/drums, and Emily Farren-Clarinets playing flute and piccolo. 

Cayman audiences can expect to be wowed by the scenic design by Tansi Make, fabulous costumes designed by Violetta Kanareck and Charity Putman, with lighting design by Teri Quappe and Duncan Kilpatrick, and sound design by Chuck Quappe and James  Gibb.

Into The Woods runs through 5 October at the Prospect Playhouse.

Doors open at 6:30pm, curtain opens at 7:30pm

There will be no show on Saturday, 21 September. Instead there will be one Sunday matinee at 4:00pm on 22 September.

Tickets are available here.


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