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October 30, 2017

K-State Theatre's 'Into the Woods' performs in Chapman Theatre

Submitted by Emily Trube


K-State Theatre presents Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's classic "Into the Woods," directed by Jerry Jay Cranford in the newly renovated Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall. 

This magical musical follows a baker and his wife on their journey to reverse the witch's curse, which has left them childless. Along the way, they meet Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Jack, who are all looking to have their own wishes granted. A modern twist on classic fairy tales, "Into the Woods" cautions, "be careful what you wish for."

Evening performances run Thursday through Saturday for two weeks, starting Thursday, Nov.  2, and ending Saturday, Nov. 11, all at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees are at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 5 and Nov. 12. 

Family Day in the Woods meet and greet events will take place following the Sunday matinee performances, Nov. 5 and Nov. 12. These events allow audience members to talk to the show characters and take pictures with them. Note: Children under the age of 5 are not admitted into K-State Theatre productions.

Tickets are $19.50 for the general public; $17.50 for seniors, military, faculty and staff; and $14 for students and youth. They can be purchased at the online K-State Theatre and Dance box office at k-state.edu/mtd/tickets, or by phone at 785-236-8638. Tickets also can be purchased one hour prior to show time at the Chapman Theatre. All tickets, regardless of purchase method, are free from convenience fees and sales tax is included.


The following Kansas State University students are in the cast and crew of "Into the Woods":

Teva Spencer, sophomore in theatre, Andover, assistant director; Evan Brandt, junior in theatre, Beloit, as Jack; Blake Cordell, senior in applied music, lighting designer, and Brooke Merriam, junior in theatre, as Jack's Mother, both from Derby; Aaron Rojas, senior in theatre, Garden City, assistant stage manager/props master.

From Greater Kansas City: Cooper McGuire, junior in applied music, Gardner, as Baker; Anthony Bandy, sophomore in applied music, Kansas City, as Milky White/Footman; Kerstin Messmer, senior in theatre, assistant sound designer, and Lauren Taylor, sophomore in applied music, as Cinderella, both from Olathe; Ashleigh Tysick, freshman in applied music, as Lucinda, Morgan Lynn Sterrett, junior in theatre, as Little Red Ridinghood, and Kelly Urschel, senior in applied music, as Baker's Wife, all from Overland Park; and Christian Kennedy, freshman in secondary education, Prairie Village, as Florinda.

Kristen Cruz, senior in theatre, stage manager, Hutchinson; Will Averna, junior in theatre, Leavenworth, assistant sound designer.

From Manhattan: Charlotte Benjamin, junior in theatre, as Cinderella's Mother/Red's Grandmother/Giant; Sam Massey, senior in applied music, as Wolf/Steward; Willie Michaels, junior in applied music, as Rapunzel's Prince; and Daniel Myers-Bowman, senior in theatre, sound designer.

Sterling Oliver, junior in theatre, Marysville, as the Narrator; Addie Price, sophomore in theatre, Scott City, assistant stage manager; Kelli Jones, senior in theatre, Smith Center, assistant director.

From Topeka: Jesse Barnes, junior in animal science and industry, assistant lighting designer; Noah Lindquist, senior in applied music, as Cinderella's Prince; and Lucero Padilla, junior in applied music, as Cinderella's Stepmother.

Cody LaCrone, senior in theatre, Wichita, as Cinderella's Father/Mysterious Man.

From out of state: E.H. Petropulos, master's student in music, Larkspur, Colorado, as Witch; and Samantha Williams, sophomore in applied music, Branson, Missouri, as Rapunzel.

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