Magic Comes to Picketwire This Summer

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(La Junta, CO) – One of Stephen Sondheim’s most popular works, the powerhouse Broadway musical “Into the Woods”combines the classic fairytale characters from the Brothers Grimm with the Broadway brilliance of Sondheim and James Lapine to create magic. The story follows a baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King’s Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, they set off on a journey to break it. They all end up in the woods where their stories collide.

Director Tracey Salzbrenner returns to the Picketwire stage this summer for her fifth production. Her team of Cameron Salzbrenner as Assistant Director and Desiree Goheen as choreographer join her for this Grimm tale. Added to the team this year are Dean Rees as Vocal Director and Aubrey Krengel as the Orchestra Director. Mary Belew is the Assistant Vocal Director and  Michael Rees is the Rehearsal Pianist.

The cast is a who’s who of accomplished actors and singers: Kelly Jo Smith (Witch), John Eubank (Baker), Abigail Wallner (Baker’s Wife), Alex Sonnier (Narrator), Katie Lagergren(Cinderella), Lexi Summers (Little Red), Levi Grimlund (Jack), Nelson Dunford (Wolf), Liz Randall (Jack’s Mother), Desiree Goheen (Rapunzel), Natalie Summers (Cinderella’s Stepmother), Hannah Smith (Florinda), Aimee Wallner (Lucinda), Joe Trainor (Cinderella’s Prince), Scott Goheen(Rapunzel’s Prince), Tom Seaba (Mysterious Man), Brenda Erwin (Granny), Addison Aragon (Steward), Kalee DuBois (Steward), Benjamin Meiklejohn (Cinderella’s Father), Dawn Pollmiller (Cinderella’s Mother), Cheyanne Foeppel (Sleeping Beauty), Snow White (Kalee DuBois), and Ashley Jo Owen (Giant).

“Into the Woods” takes you to a place where everyone goes into the woods wishing for something. Do they get their wishes, do they suffer
consequences, or do they all live happily ever after? By the end of the tale, you will know if all the wishes are granted. Join the magic at La Junta’s community theatre this summer. You will enjoy great performances, soaring Sondheim music, and some life lessons straight from the Grimm Fairy Tales.

“Into the Woods” production dates are: July 30 & 31 and August 1, 6, 7 & 8.

Curtain at 7:30pm Tickets will be $15.00