We are kicking off our next show this month - with a read-through with the cast.
Its going to be a full scale production (of course) of the Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, fairytale inspired musical.
An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Ridinghood?
A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch … who raps? They’re all among the cockeyed characters that we will be bringing to the stage in September (19th-21st). When a Baker and his Wife learn they’ve been cursed with childlessness by the Witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects ( a cow as white as milk, a cape as red as blood, hair as yellow as corn and a slipper as pure as gold) required to break the spell, swindling, lying to and stealing from Cinderella, Little Red Riding hood, Rapunzel and Jack (the one who climbed the beanstalk).
Everyone’s wish is granted at the end of Act One but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later, with disastrous results. A Giant (A female Giant, that is) steps down from the heavens and straight upon some beloved characters. It takes a few lives before the survivors realize that they have to act altogether in order to succeed. Thus, what begins a lively irreverent fantasy becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility and the stories we tell our children.
Watch this space for pictures and interviews as the rehearsals progress !