Go ‘Into the Woods’ with Farmington Players

“Into The Woods,” the Tony award winning musical, opens Friday, April 27, at the Farmington Players Barn, with a special event dedicated to helping the “Make-A-Wish Foundation.”

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Front row, from left: Terie Spencer, Celeste Blanch, Taylor Dalton, Jason Wilhoite (kneeling) Allison Boufford; Back row, from left: Bob Cox, Wendy Krekeler (Jan Cartwright)

This classic mash-up of beloved childhood stories tells a “coming of age” tale about characters coping when their lives fall short of expectations. It twists and combines various Grimm Brothers and Charles Perrault stories into a fantastic fable exploring the reality that unfolds once the fairy tale ends.

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The witch confronts the Baker and his wife in this scene with (from left) Jason Wilhoite, Wendy Krekeler, and Allison Boufford. (Jan Cartwright)

The musical focuses on a childless Baker and his wife who go on a journey into the woods to reverse a curse placed on their house by a witch—a spell that prevents them from having a child. Along the way they encounter a group of psychologically damaged characters including: Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and the Giant-killer Jack, all living out their familiar stories.

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From left, Jack’s mother, played by Terie Spencer, chastises her son, played by Bob Cox. (Jan Cartwright)

 

Since “Into The Woods” is all about wishes and dreams, the Farmington Players are on a mission to help make dreams come true for sick children. On opening night, the Barn will donate proceeds from the 50-50 ticket sales, to The Make-A- Wish Foundation.

Reserved seats are available farmingtonplayers.org or at the box office, 248-553-2955.

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Fighting over Cinderella’s slipper are Celeste Blanch and Wendy Krekeler (Jan Cartwright)