Know Before You Go
Welcome to CC Theatre's production of Into the Woods
-About the Show-
Synopsis: Into The Woods opens as a childless Baker and his wife confront the Witch next door about a curse she laid on them, one that keeps the couple from having the child they want so badly. In hopes of reversing the spell and bearing a child, the Baker sets off into the woods in an attempt to obtain unique and magical potion ingredients in no more than three days. Not far away, our favorite fairy tale characters - Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and Jack and the Beanstalk, among others - voice their discontent with their current lives and vow to make a change. As our myriad of characters ventures into the woods to try to set their lives right, they happen upon each other as their stories intertwine and unfold together. A tale of missed connections and what-ifs, this modern retelling of beloved fairy tales contemplates the lengths we will go to get what we want. How will we write our own stories? Can we ever truly achieve the perfection we seek? What comes after “happily ever after?” Come explore the woods and more in our thrilling, heart-breaking, enchanting production of Into The Woods.
Run Time: 3 hours including intermission
Intermission: 15 minutes. Refreshments will be sold in the lobby. Peanut-free and Gluten-free options are available
Content Warnings: Graphic themes and fantasy violence may be upsetting to some audiences, but everything is implied rather than shown.
Nonviolent animal death
Violence and several deaths (especially in Act 2, after intermission)
The wolf is a metaphor for predatory behavior toward children
Restrooms are located in the upper lobby and also down the hall past the cafeteria in the lower lobby.
Handicapped Accessible bathrooms are located in the lower lobby under the stairs
Flash photography and videography are NOT PERMITTED. Please enjoy the show while respecting CC Theatre policy. Thank you.
Open and Closed Captions
All performances will be open-captioned in English by projection on the proscenium wall. Closed-captions in English and Mandarin can be accessed on your phone or tablet.
Assisted Listening Devices
Assisted listening devices are available at all performances at the Accessibility Table in the lower lobby. They include over-the-ear headsets. Patrons may also use their own mono headsets.
The actor playing one of two Narrators is Sarah Kiefer. The Narrators tell the story and help the audience experience it. They remind us that we can see ourselves through the stories we read and that we learn from every decision the characters make.
The other actor playing the second Narrator is Harrison Wei. The Narrators tell the story and help the audience experience it. They remind us that we can see ourselves through the stories we read and that we learn from every decision the characters make.
The actor playing Cinderella is Julia Smith. Cinderella is a kind young woman forced to be a servant for her family. Her only wish is to go to the King's festival.
The actor playing Jack is Tara Johnson, Jack is an adventurous, curious, caring, and dimwitted young boy whose impulsivity annoys his mother. His best friend is his pet cow, Milky-White. His Mother, a single mom, tries to provide for them and loves him very much.
The actor playing Jack's Mother is Faye Bergman. Jack’s Mother is a single mom who is trying to provide for herself and her naive son. The two of them live on a farm with their cow who is no longer able to produce milk. She wants to teach her son to take responsibilities or they will be too poor to survive. Despite his oblivion, she loves Jack very much.
The actor playing The Baker is Jack Gilmore. The Baker deeply empathizes with and despises the existence of others' suffering. He strives to be strong and independent and is reluctant to acknowledge how much he depends on his Wife, who has those qualities he desires and does her best to create the life they long for: that of having a child.
The actor playing Baker's Wife is Clara McKennitt. A worn-out spouse to the Baker, she possesses all qualities of a caring mother without a child to care for. She is attentive to all the details around her and does her best to create the life she and the Baker long to have.
Little Red Riding Hood
The actor playing Little Red Riding Hood is Jules Serafini. Red is a feisty young girl who is curious about the world and the things that one can take from it.
The actor playing The Witch is Alessandra Giragos. The Witch is a complex woman whose trust was met with deceit and betrayal. She lets her need for control outweigh her love for Rapunzel. She wants to be understood, not feared.
The actor playing Cinderella's Prince is Ben Pixley. Charming, egotistical, and seemingly perfect, Cinderella's Prince feels entitled to whatever he wants; he is a disloyal lover. His Steward is a grumpy man who is treated poorly but who holds back his complaints.
The actor playing Rapunzel's Prince is Wilbur Moffitt. Rapunzel's Prince lives in the shadow of his older brother, Cinderella’s Prince. He enjoys the luxuries of regality but wants more, or maybe to be his older brother’s equal.
The actor playing Rapunzel is Nadine Johnson. Rapunzel is a vulnerable young woman with incredibly long hair. Her life has been spent banished in a tower in the woods. Her only wish is to see the world outside her window.
Cinderella's Step Mother
The actor playing Cinderella's Step Mother is Robyn Herbert. Cinderella's Step Mother is A fierce, selfish, and two-faced woman. She tries to climb the social ladder. She and her daughters often insult and mistreat Cinderella. They try to mislead the prince, but get blinded and lose a few toes in the process.
The actor playing Florinda is Mallory Kosiba. Florinda is one of Cinderella's two evil stepsisters and she often mistreats Cinderella. She tries to marry Cinderella's Prince but gets blinded and loses a few toes in the process.
The actor playing Lucinda is Emma Rowland. Lucinda is one of Cinderella's two evil stepsisters. From a young age, she and her sister, Florinda, began following in their mother's footsteps of mistreating Cinderella. But in her hopes and attempts of marrying a prince, she ultimately loses her heel and gets blinded by Cinderella's bird friends.
The actor working the puppet Milky White is Noah Bruns. Milky White is Jack's sassy and loving cow. She is sold to the Baker and his wife so the Witch can make a mysterious potion.
The actor playing Cinderella's Father is Alex Koh. Cinderella's Father has resigned himself to life as it is and shut his feelings away. He tries to stay out of the way, coming off as bored and uncaring
The actor playing The Mysterious Man is Thomas Griffin. The Mysterious Man is an eccentric and theatrical man who lives alone in the woods. Be careful, though, he's got a dark secret!
The actor playing Granny is Dia Wang. Granny is a feisty old lady who loves her granddaughter dearly. After being swallowed by a wolf, she gifts Little Red a dagger and a new cape made of wolf pelt to protect her.
The actor playing Cinderella's Mother is Ava Katz. Cinderella's mother is a kind and passionate woman who wants the best for her daughter. Even though she is deceased, she still tries to help her daughter from the other side.
The actor playing The Wolf is Georgia Blunt. The Wolf is a sly, old animal who lives in the woods. He hopes to lure Little Red into trusting him, which does not go as planned.
The Giant's Wife
The actor playing The Giant's Wife is Meilynn Teng. Jack betrays The Giant's Wife's good treatment and causes the Giant's death, so she attempts to hunt him down to get her revenge.
The actor playing Cinderella's Prince's Steward is Charles Mastromarino. The Stewards are grumpy men who serve their prince. Although the Stewards are treated as little more than a dog, they hold in their complaints and do whatever is needed of them.
The actor playing Rapunzel's Prince's Steward is Sadie Butler. The Stewards are grumpy men who serve their prince. Although the Stewards are treated as little more than a dog, they hold in their complaints and do whatever is needed of them.