UND Theatre Arts to perform ‘Into the Woods,’ a classic fairytale with a twist, Nov. 13-15 and Nov. 20-22


Amy Halvorson

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UND's own first lady, Marcia Kelley, makes an appearance as the 'Giant's Wife' in this fun production

The University of North Dakota Theatre will perform Into the Woods , Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's award winning Broadway musical, from Nov. 13-15, and Nov. 20-22, at 7:30 p.m., in the Burtness Theatre on campus.

For tickets, contact the UND Box Office, which is open 3-6 p.m., and may be reached at 701.777.2587.

Into the Woods is the second production of the 2014-2015 season.

About 'Into the Woods':

Into the Woods is an original tale starring many classic fairytale characters audiences know and love, such as witches, princes and the Big Bad Wolf.

When a baker and his wife learn they cannot bear a child because of a witch's curse, they set off on a journey through the woods to break it. Along the way they meet Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack, from Jack and the Beanstalk. After everyone's wish is granted, these characters learn that life after "happily ever after" isn't quite what they expected.

A special addition to the cast is UND First Lady Marcia Kelley, who will play the role of the "Giant's Wife."

Into the Woods is the winner of a Tony Award for Best Score.

Production information:

Directors: Emily Cherry & Ali Angelone

Music Director: Kip Taisey

Set Design: Brad Reissig

Costume Design: Jacqueline DeGraff

Choreographer: Ali Angelone

Sound Design: Loren Leipold

Stage Manager: Kathryn Vocke

Assistant Stage Managers: Sarah Lawler & Madison Moen


The Baker: Joseph Bussey

The Baker's Wife: Jacqueline DeGraff

The Witch: Daniella Lima

Cinderella: Rachel Perry

Jack: Alex Barta

Little Red Riding Hood: Michelle Stahlecker

Jack's Mom: Hannah Diers

Cinderella's Prince: Zack Lee

Rapunzel's Prince: Daniel Johnson

Narrator/Mysterious Man: Nick McConnell

The Wolf: Brandon Wetch

Step Mother: Claire Wehry

Lucinda: Julia Amundson

Florinda: Ashley Restemayer

Rapunzel: Jackie O'Neil

Cinderella's Father: Joe Picardi

Steward: Jack Jeno

Milky White: Caleb Van Ornum

Granny: Brooke Anderson

Birds: Tyler Folkedahl, Sara Wells, Kacey Morgan

Giant's Wife: Marcia Kelley

Sleeping Beauty: Madison Moen

Snow White: Sara Wells