Into the Woods opens at WOSC this weekend


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Into the Woods cast members Destiny Abila, Kayla Jencks, Emily Tull, Dayna Brown, Quinten Brazell, Katie Beth Darby, Mara Kennedy, Turner Kennedy and Emily Locon practice for the shows opening April 15, 16, & 17 in the Herschal H. Crow Fine Arts Center. Tickets are on sale now at the Western business office or at the door before the shows.


Western Oklahoma State College’s music department will present its spring musical, Into the Woods, by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, April 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. and April 17 at 3 p.m. in the Herschal H. Crow Fine Arts Center. The cast and crew, comprised of Western and Altus High School students, have been rehearsing since January and are excited to share their talents with the community. Tickets are already on sale at the Western Business Office. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets can also be purchased at the door before each show. The cast thanks the WOSC Foundation, Inc.’s President’s Partners Program for supporting their production.

Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, retelling the classic stories of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel. All of the tales are connected to yet another original story involving a baker and his wife, their desire to have a child and the deal they strike with the witch who has put a curse on them.

Into the Woods is directed by Jeff Gonda, Western Vocal Music Instructor and assistant director, Sally George. Gary Gardner will direct the instrumental ensemble playing for the show. Cast members are: Makenzie Hazel, The Witch; Turner Kennedy, The Baker; Emily Locon, Baker’s Wife; Mara Kennedy, Little Red Riding Hood; Destiny Abila, Cinderella; David Lopez, Cinderella’s Prince; Quinten Brazell, Jack; Katie Beth Darby, Jack’s Mother; Taylor Ivie, Rapunzel; Reece Henry, Rapunzel’s Prince; Devin Flores, The Wolf; Owen Lewellen, Mysterious Man; Josh Dykens, Steward; Nick Young, Narrator; Dayna Brown, Cinderella’s Step-mother; Kayla Jenks, Florinda; Emily Tull, Lucinda; Kendell Reuter, Giant/Cinderella’s Mother; Sarah Clouse, Granny; Kennedy Kerr, Sleeping Beauty and Grace Hansen, Snow White.

Into the Woods cast members Destiny Abila, Kayla Jencks, Emily Tull, Dayna Brown, Quinten Brazell, Katie Beth Darby, Mara Kennedy, Turner Kennedy and Emily Locon practice for the shows opening April 15, 16, & 17 in the Herschal H. Crow Fine Arts Center. Tickets are on sale now at the Western business office or at the door before the shows.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_IntoWoods.jpgInto the Woods cast members Destiny Abila, Kayla Jencks, Emily Tull, Dayna Brown, Quinten Brazell, Katie Beth Darby, Mara Kennedy, Turner Kennedy and Emily Locon practice for the shows opening April 15, 16, & 17 in the Herschal H. Crow Fine Arts Center. Tickets are on sale now at the Western business office or at the door before the shows.

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For more information about the show contact jeffrey.gonda@wosc.edu

For more information about the show contact jeffrey.gonda@wosc.edu

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