Project Description

Sponsored by Carole and Dan Burack

Into the Woods

Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Book by JAMES LAPINE
Originally Directed on Broadway by JAMES LAPINE
Orchestrations by JONATHAN TUNICK
Musical Direction by DARREN R. COHEN
Directed by JOE CALARCO

JUNE 19-JULY 13
Boyd-Quinson Mainstage

“Anything can happen in the woods.” This is the promise, and premise, of the much-loved Tony-Award winning musical Into the Woods.
A childless baker and his wife endeavor to lift their family curse by journeying into the woods where they encounter Rapunzel and her mother, Cinderella, Jack (of Beanstalk fame), Little Red Riding Hood and other classic fairy tale characters. Their stories become entangled in unexpected ways – revealing what happens after “happily ever after.”
The wickedly witty score weaves a magical spell, warning “be careful what you wish for.”

*Children under the age of 5 are not permitted in the theatre.

Sponsored in part by The Feigenbaum Foundation & Marvin Seline

“I don’t think you could ask for a more satisfying, fully rewarding evening in the theater…If you’ve never seen “Into the Woods” onstage, this masterly production is a richly rewarding introduction.”
—The Berkshire Eagle

“★★★★★”
“Of the dozen or so times I’ve gone into the Woods in 30-plus years, Barrington’s production is easily the most committed and emotionally rewarding experience…Joe Calarco has assembled a remarkable cast that surprises at every turn.”
—New York Stage Review

“Barrington Stage Company’s Into the Woods is the most uniquely and coherently conceived and the most dramatically satisfying production of the 1982 Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine classic I’d wish to see. It’s also ravishingly beautiful with a thoroughly original visual style and perfectly cast and acted with lyrics articulated with more clarity than I’ve heard before. It’s totally entrancing.”
—Off-Script with Dan Dwyer

“A Triumph!”
—BroadwayWorld

“This production is the finest I’ve seen and a memorable experience from top to bottom. If it hasn’t already sold out, get your tickets fast.”
—Berkshire Bright Focus

“A big lush production of an enormously entertaining musical…Barrington Stage Company, has pulled out all the stops to launch a season of celebration.”
—Berkshire Fine Arts

“Every member of this dazzling cast shines.”
—Berkshire On Stage

“A terrific production of a fascinating musical”
—WAMC

“A magical, musical masterpiece”
—WBRK

“A Broadway caliber production…fully glows”
—Talkin’ Broadway

CAST

ZOË AARTS (Lucinda) BSC debut. She is a recent graduate of Rider University Musical Theatre, where she performed in Heathers (Heather Duke) and Disenchanted (Cinderella). Thanks to mom, dad, teachers and friends! zoeaarts.com @ZoeAarts
LESLIE BECKER* (Jack’s Mother/Granny/Giant’s Wife) BSC: Mrs. Mullin in Carousel. Broadway & Tour credits include: Bonnie & Clyde, Amazing Grace, Wicked, Anything Goes, Nine, Beauty and the Beast, Show Boat and Cinderella. Regionally she has starred in Ragtime, Hello, Dolly!, Billy Elliott, 42nd Street, Sweeney Todd, Gypsy, The Little Mermaid and many others. Also a writer, her musical A Proper Place recently had its World Premiere at The Village Theatre in Seattle, and she just finished a development reading of her new show, Fetching Water, at the Smith Center in Las Vegas. Instagram: @thelesliebecker  LeslieBecker.com
JAMES CELLA (The Steward) BSC debut. James most recently appeared in the National Tour of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Other credits include Twelve Angry Men (Juror #2) at Judson Theatre Company, Dial “M” For Murder (Tony Wendice) at Millbrook Playhouse and The Wizard of Oz (Cowardly Lion) at Gretna Theatre. He can also be seen in the movie Buttons starring Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury. Training: BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch. Many thanks to friends and family for their unending support. MMDBM — All my love! jamescella.com
SARAH DACEY CHARLES* (Cinderella’s Stepmother/Cinderella’s Mother) BSC debut. Sarah’s Broadway and National Touring credits include: Les Misérables, 9 to 5, The Musical and Sunset Boulevard. On TV, Sarah can be seen on Jessica Jones, Madame Secretary, Elementary, Bull, Alex Inc., The Following and Blacklist Redemption. Favorite Regional credits include playing Vivian Bearing in Wit (Penobscot Theatre), Fosca in Passion (TheatreWorks) and Julius Caesar in Julius Caesar (Smith Street Stage). For film, Sarah won the LIFF Best Actor Award for playing Barbara Stanwyck in Agnes Moorehead is God!. MFA- UC, Irvine. Sarah thanks her wife, Carol, Bloc & chosen family. sarahdaceycharles.com
MARA DAVI* (The Baker’s Wife) BSC: Company; Kiss Me, Kate. Broadway: The Play That Goes Wrong, Dames at Sea, White Christmas, The Drowsy Chaperone, A Chorus Line. NY: Death Takes A Holiday (Roundabout); No, No, Nanette (Encores). Regional: A Chorus Line (Hollywood Bowl); My Paris (Long Wharf, Goodspeed); Ever After (Paper Mill Playhouse); Beaches (Signature Theatre); Animal Crackers (Williamstown, Goodman); The Toxic Avenger (Alley Theatre). Tour: 42nd Street. TV: FBI, Mysteries of Laura,The Good Wife, Taxi Brooklyn, Smash, Blue Bloods. Film: Kensho at the Bedfellow, New Year’s Eve, Every Little Step.
MYKAL KILGORE* (The Witch) BSC debut. Mykal is an ATC gold medalist, actor and singer/songwriter of A Man Born Black, his highly anticipated debut album to be released later this year. Mykal was most recently seen in The Who’s Tommy at The Kennedy Center. Other theatre credits include Songs for a New World at Encores! Off-Center, Motown the Musical and Hair on Broadway, as well as The Book of Mormon (1st National Tour). He has also appeared in TV/Film with roles in NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar and The Wiz Live and Collateral Beauty. Mykal’s racked up 10M plus views on social media with his videos from Scott Bradlee’s Post-Modern Jukebox (PMJ) and his viral Reclaiming My Time video. Mykal has also performed to sold-out audiences at Joe’s Pub, Roseland, Birdland, The Kennedy Center, and in his own cabarets MYKAL@54Below and MYKAL@TheApolloMusicCafe. #blacklivesmatter #translivesmatter MYKALKILGORE.COM
DORCAS LEUNG* (Little Red Riding Hood) BSC debut. Broadway: Gigi Van Tranh in Miss Saigon. 1st National Tour: Hamilton as Schuyler Sister Standby. Regional: MUNY (Les Misérables), Casa Mañana (Gigi in Miss Saigon), Dallas Theater Center (Cosette in Les Misérables, Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol), Goodspeed Opera House (Ursula in Bye Bye Birdie). TV/Film: Bull, Madam Secretary. Many thanks to the team at Barrington Stage and Team Nicolosi. For Mom and Olive. In honor of the importance of generational storytelling, Mrs. Leung is making a donation to First Book, a non-profit advocating for literacy and storytelling through children, parents and their community (firstbook.org). @dorcas
PEPE NUFRIO (Rapunzel’s Prince) BSC debut. Pepe is a New York actor from Madrid, Spain. After 20 years in Spain and halfway through business school, Pepe decided to move to NYC to study acting at AMDA. Favorite credits include: Evita (St. Louis Repertoire), West Side Story (Philadelphia Orchestra), Tim Rice’s latest musicals, From Here to Eternity (NYC’s Jerome Robbins Theater), Grease (Pioneer Theater Company), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Fulton Theater). Thank you to Joe Calarco and Barrington Stage for the opportunity and their incredible work. Shout out to ChiChi and the Cooper Company. Mamá, papá, Andrea y Esme gracias, os quiero! pepenufrioart.com
MEGAN ORTICELLI (Florinda) BSC debut. She is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music, and was last seen in Asolo Repertory Theatre’s production of Sweeney Todd as the Johanna/Beggar Woman Swing. Lots of thanks to Mikey and TKO, and love to my amazing supportive family!
JONATHAN RAVIV* (The Baker) BSC debut. Jonathan is thrilled to join the cast of Into the Woods. Original cast of The Band’s Visit on Broadway as well as its world premiere Off Broadway at The Atlantic Theater. Other New York credits: The Boy Who Danced On Air at Abingdon Theatre, The Lightning Thief – The Percy Jackson Musical at the Lucille Lortel, Martyrs Street at Theater For The New City (World Premiere), The Ragged Claws at Cherry Lane (World Premiere), Lies My Father Told Me with NYTF (New York Premiere) and My Name Is Asher Lev at the Westside Theatre (Outer Critics Circle – Best Play). Regional credits: Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Portland Center Stage, Berkeley Rep., Writers’ Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Arena Stage and The Goodman Theatre. @jonathanraviv
AMANDA ROBLES* (Cinderella) BSC debut. Regional: In the Heights (Westport Country Playhouse), From Here to Eternity (Jerome Robbins Theater), American Mariachi (The Old Globe and Denver Center), Flash of Time (PIFA: Kimmel Center). Disney: Disney Dream, Disney Magic, Elena’s Royal Welcome (Castle Stage: Original cast), Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration (Castle Stage: Original cast). Tened Fe. @arobles43
THOM SESMA* (Narrator/Mysterious Man) BSC debut. Recent credits: Superhero (Second Stage), Fruiting Bodies (Ma-Yi). Other NYC credits include Pacific Overtures, …Arturo Ui (CSC) and Sweeney Todd (Barrow Street). Broadway, National Tour credits include The Times They Are A-Changin’, Man of La Mancha, Search and Destroy, Chu Chem, Lion King, Miss Saigon and Titanic. Selected Off Broadway: Discord (Primary Stages), Awake and Sing (NAATCO), Othello (Public), Cymbeline (NYSF). Select regional credits: McCarter, Yale Rep, Arena Stage, Old Globe, Cincinnati Playhouse, Signature Theatre and more. TV guest appearances include Instinct, Gotham, Jessica Jones, Madam Secretary, The Good Wife, Person of Interest, others. Visit thomsesma.com
CLAY SINGER* (Jack) BSC debut. He recently made his Off Broadway debut in Single Rider at the Players Theater. Some of his favorite credits include: Man of La Mancha (Westport Country Playhouse), Next to Normal (Riverside Theater) and Ragtime (Carnegie Mellon). He holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and a certificate in classical acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. Big thanks to BSC and Joe, McCorkle Casting, Bloc/Robert and his parents. @claybsinger
ANNA TOBIN* (Rapunzel) BSC debut. A St. Pete, FL native, Anna is a recent graduate of Elon University. Big thanks to the amazing cast and crew here at Barrington Stage, the team at DGRW, her own wonderful family and the arts educators and patrons that make all this possible!
KEVIN TONIAZZO-NAUGHTON* (Cinderella’s Prince/The Wolf) BSC debut. Regional Credits include: Matilda, A Christmas Story (Walnut Street Theatre); Anatoly in Chess, Enjolras in Les Misérables (Fuse Productions); Lancelot in Camelot, Kiss Me, Kate (Act II Playhouse); Gaston in Beauty and the Beast (New Stage Theatre); Mr. Cooger/Mr. Electrico in the world premiere of Something Wicked This Way Comes (Delaware Theatre Co.); Marty in It Shoulda Been You, The Game’s Afoot, Tarzan, Moon Over Buffalo, Camelot (Gretna Theatre); Dennis/Galahad in Spamalot (RTC in West Chester); Working (Bristol Riverside Theatre); Spamalot (Lancaster Opera House); Stevie in Good People, Sweeney in Sweeney Todd (Pennsylvania Centre Stage). Kevin is a NYC-based actor and a proud AEA member. Kevin received his BFA in Musical Theatre from Penn State, and is also a NASM certified PT. Thank you to TKO, McCorkle Casting, BSC, and love always to Mom and Dad!

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CREATIVES

STEPHEN SONDHEIM (Music & Lyrics) wrote the music and lyrics for Saturday Night (1954), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962), Anyone Can Whistle (1964), Company (1970), Follies (1971), A Little Night Music (1973), The Frogs (1974), Pacific Overtures (1976), Sweeney Todd (1979), Merrily We Roll Along (1981), Sunday in the Park With George (1984), Into the Woods (1987), Assassins (1991), Passion (1994) and Road Show (2008) as well as lyrics for West Side Story (1957), Gypsy (1959) and Do I Hear a Waltz? (1965) and additional lyrics for Candide (1973). Anthologies of his work include Side by Side by Sondheim (1976), Marry Me A Little (1981), You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow (1983), Putting It Together (1993/99) and Sondheim on Sondheim (2010). He composed the scores of the films Stavisky (1974) and Reds (1981) and songs for Dick Tracy (1990) and the television production Evening Primrose (1966). His collected lyrics with attendant essays have been published in two volumes: Finishing the Hat (2010) and Look, I Made a Hat (2011). In 2010 the Broadway theatre formerly known as Henry Miller’s Theatre was renamed in his honor.

JAMES LAPINE (Book) worked with Stephen Sondheim on Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park With George, Passion and Sondheim On Sondheim. He also directed the first revival of Merrily We Roll Along at LaJolla Playhouse in 1985. With William Finn he has collaborated on Falsettos, A New Brain, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and the soon to be produced Little Miss Sunshine. Other Broadway credits: The Diary Of Anne Frank, Golden Child and Amour. He has written the plays: Table Settings, Twelve Dreams, Luck, Pluck & Virtue, The Moment When, Fran’s Bed and Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing.

JOE CALARCO(Director) BSC Associate Artist. BSC: A Doll’s House, Part 2; Ragtime; Kiss Me, Kate; Breaking the Code; Romance in Hard Times; The Burnt Part Boys; The Mysteries of Harris Burdick (book writer); The Memory Show. New York: Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage, Primary Stages, Lincoln Center. Other regional: Signature Theatre, The Old Globe, The Kennedy Center and many more. He has been nominated for two Drama Desk Awards, the Jeff Award, the Evening Standard Award and won a Lucille Lortel Award, two Barrymore Awards and four Helen Hayes Awards. His published works as a playwright include Walter Cronkite is Dead, In the Absence of Spring and Shakespeare’s R&J.

MAYTE NATALIO(Choreographer) is from Queens, New York. She trained at the LaGuardia H.S. for the Performing Arts as well as SUNY Purchase (BFA) and has had an extensive performing career. As a choreographer she was on Camille A. Brown’s choreography team on several productions including NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live and Atlantic Theater Company’s This Ain’t No Disco. Choreography credits include The Public Theater’s Public Works/Dallas Theater Center’s The Tempest (associate choreographer) and The Winter’s Tale (choreographer), Julliard’s Red Speedo, NYU/NewStudio Runaways, and premiering in Spring 2020, Virgin Voyages’ Another Rose. Mayte is a Co-Founder of the immersive events production company MinuteZero.

DARREN R. COHEN (Musical Director) BSC Associate Artist. BSC: over 20 shows including Mack & Mabel, Follies, Sweeney Todd, The Pirates of Penzance, Ragtime, Company and West Side Story. Broadway/Off Broadway: A Chorus Line, Chicago, Fosse, Make Me A Song (orig cast recording), Zombie Prom (orig cast recording), Anyone Can Whistle, A…My Name Is Still Alice, Carnival, The Fantasticks, And the World Goes ‘Round, Nunsense, Show Me Where the Good Times Are, Bar Mitzvah Boy. Regional favorites include: Sacramento Music Circus, Center Stage-Baltimore, Studio Theatre (DC), Goodspeed, North Shore Music Theatre, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse, The MUNY, Kansas City Starlight, Asolo. Author: The Complete Professional Audition (Random House), and a graduate of the Eastman School of Music. Mr. Cohen resides in New York City. darrenRcohen.com

JEN CAPRIO (Costume Designer) BSC Associate Artist. BSC: A Doll’s House, Part 2; Taking Steps; Breaking the Code; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; On the Town; Butler; Lost in Yonkers. Broadway: Falsettos, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. West End: The Lion (St. James). National/International Tours: Falsettos, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Lion, …Spelling Bee, Kaleidoscope on Celebrity Cruise Line. NYC/Off Broadway: Call Me Madam (Encores!), Sakina’s Restaurant, Proof of Love (Audible/Minetta Lane), Little Miss Sunshine, …Spelling Bee (Second Stage); Roundabout; Primary Stages; Cherry Lane; La MaMa; ETC; Ensemble Studio Theatre. Over 150 productions in LORT theatres including: The Kennedy Center, Guthrie Theater, Center Theatre Group, La Jolla Playhouse, Alley Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, Williamstown Theatre Festival. TV: Sesame Street (Seasons 47–51) 2019 Daytime Emmy™ Nomination: Sesame Street Season 48. jencaprio.com Instagram @jencapriocostumedesign

BRANDON HARDY (Puppet Designer) Select Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Associate Puppet Design), Disney’s Frozen, Oh, Hello!, The Pee-Wee Herman Show, The Addams Family. Off Broadway: Basil Twist’s The Rite of Spring (Associate Director), Arias With A Twist, Sisters’ Follies: Between Two Worlds. Additional productions include: Christopher Wheeldon’s The Winter’s Tale (Assoc. Puppet Design), Un Tramway Nommé Désir at The Comedie Francaise (Assoc. Scenic Design), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (US and Australian Touring Companies), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Int’l Tour. On Television: The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Billy on the Street. Associate Designer to MacArthur Fellow Basil Twist and Resident Artist in his studio. Brandon directs his own segment of the NYC Village Halloween Parade featuring 70+ Puppets annually. BrandonHardy-Art.com

J. JARED JANAS (Wig, Hair and Makeup Designer) BSC: A Doll’s House, Part 2; Ragtime; On the Town; Kiss Me, Kate; Breaking the Code; His Girl Friday; Lost in Yonkers; The Black Suits and Butler. Broadway: Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, Gettin’ the Band Back Together, Bandstand, Indecent, Sunset Boulevard, The Visit, The Real Thing, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, Motown, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, All About Me, Next to Normal. Recent Off Broadway & Regional: Toni Stone (Roundabout); BLKS (MCC); Nantucket Sleigh Ride (Lincoln Center); Alice by Heart (MCC); Jagged Little Pill (A.R.T.); Miss You Like Hell, The Low Road and Father Comes Home from the Wars… (Public Theater); Jerry Springer the Opera (New Group); Yours Unfaithfully (Mint Theatre, Drama Desk nomination).

MATT KRAUS (Sound Designer) BSC: West Side Story, I Am My Own Wife. Broadway: Liza’s at the Palace…!; Kristen Chenoweth: A Love Letter; Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony. Off Broadway: Caucasian Chalk Circle, 50 Shades the Parody, Forbidden Broadway, Voca People. Regional credits include: Paper Mill Playhouse, St. Louis Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse,  Audio Coordinator for remote shoots at The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. Matt has played the world’s most prestigious venues: The Hollywood Bowl, Hampton Court Palace, Olympia in Paris, Sydney Opera House, Monte Carlo Sporting Club and Vienna State Opera House. Matt won an Emmy for his work on Disney’s Broadway Hits at Royal Albert Hall.

SHERRICE MOJGANI (Lighting Designer) recently designed What You Are and Skeleton Crew (The Old Globe); The Heiress and Two Trains Running (Arena Stage); Spunk, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and The Scottsboro Boys (Signature Theatre Company); Roz and Ray, Black Pearl Sings and Outside Mullingar (San Diego Repertory Theatre); Blue Door, Trouble in Mind and Mud Blue Sky (MOXIE Theatre). Ms. Mojgani is an Assistant Professor at George Mason University in northern Virginia. She holds a B.A. in Theater Arts from UC Santa Cruz and an M.F.A. in Lighting Design from UC San Diego. smojgani.com

BRIAN PRATHER (Scenic Designer) BSC Associate Artist and designer of BSC productions: The Glass Menagerie; A Doll’s House, Part 2; Typhoid Mary; Ragtime; American Son; Breaking the Code; Engagements; Dr. Ruth, All the Way; The Memory Show; Freud’s Last Session; A Streetcar Named Desire; The Burnt Part Boys and many others. Recent Off Broadway: Daniel’s Husband, Widowers’ Houses, A Christmas Carol, Becoming Dr. Ruth, The Memory Show, Freud’s Last Session, Nymph Errant, The Burnt Part Boys. International: Chung-mu Hall (South Korea). Regional and other: Alley Theatre, Goodspeed Musicals, TheaterWorks Hartford, Virginia Rep., Broad Stage, Mercury Theatre, Delaware Theatre Co., Shakespeare on the Sound, Capitol Rep. Regional Emmy nominee, Jeff Award and BTCA Award winner. brianprather.com

RENÉE LUTZ* (Production Stage Manager) BSC Associate Artist. Over 55 productions for BSC including West Side Story, The Royal Family of Broadway, Gaslight, Company, Ragtime, American Son, Tribes, Sweeney Todd, Man of La Mancha, Cabaret, Follies, etc. Recent credits: Skin of Our Teeth (directed by Arin Arbus) and Pericles (directed by Trevor Nunn; Theatre for a New Audience). Credits include: Merchant of Venice (directed by Darko Tresnjak — both national tour and the Royal Shakespeare Company), Hamlet (directed by Darko; Hartford Stage), ART, New York Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club, Signature, Classic Stage, Vienna Festwochen, BTF, Yale Rep., Coconut Grove, etc. Her very best credit and longest run is her husband, actor Gordon Stanley.

PATRICK DAVID EGAN* (Assistant Stage Manager) BSC: The Glass Menagerie. Broadway: Fun Home, Newsies. Off Broadway: Howard Crabtree’s When Pigs Fly, Giant, Fun Home, Barbecue, Privacy, Southern Comfort, The Mystery of Love and Sex, Cyprus Avenue, The Loophole. National Tours and other credits: Roman Holiday, War Horse First National Tour, 25th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables, Newsies, Billy Elliot, Finding Neverland, The Kennedy Center, Paper Mill Playhouse, Bucks County Playhouse, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Love to BG!

MCCORKLE CASTING LTD; PAT MCCORKLE, Katja Zarolinski (Casting) (C.S.A.) Casting actors for Barrington Stage for 17 years. Pat McCorkle is pleased to be an Associate Artist at BSC. Broadway: Over 50 productions including On the Town, Amazing Grace, End of the Rainbow, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Amadeus, She Loves Me, A Few Good Men. Off Broadway: highlights — Clever Little Lies; Sheer Madness; Tribes; Our Town (Barrow Street); Freud’s Last Session; Toxic Avenger; Almost, Maine; Driving Miss Daisy. Feature film: Premium Rush, Ghost Town, The Thomas Crown Affair, Die Hard with a Vengeance, School Ties, etc. Television: Twisted, St. George, Sesame Street, Hack, Californication, Max Bickford, Chappelle’s Show, Strangers with Candy, Barbershop, etc. mccorklecasting.com

Into the Woods - 2019