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Putnam County Playhouse Presents ‘Into The Woods’


The Baker (Ric McFadden) and his wife (Kayla Myer) discuss the possibility of a giant in the neighborhood with Cinderella (Meghan Armitage). (Courtesy Photo) The Baker (Ric McFadden) and his wife (Kayla Myer) discuss the possibility of a giant in the neighborhood with Cinderella (Meghan Armitage). (Courtesy Photo) The third production of the 54th season of the Putnam County Playhouse is the musical “Into the Woods.’ The Tony-Award winning show with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine will be presented August 12-15. All performances begin at 8 p.m.

The production is sponsored by First National Bank. Stage director and musical director is Lee Reberger. Pit conductor and pianist is Marilyn Burdsall Rush. She will be joined in the pit by Lynne Tweedie-Wurster on keyboard, Drew Brattain on bass guitar, and Michael Mc- Claine playing percussion.

Linda Gjesvold is scenic designer. Shelly McFadden served as costume designer. Light design is by Bryan Schroder, and sound design is by Craig Armitage. Choreography is by Sarah Bond.

The musical is a combination of several fairy tales and what happens after “happily ever after.”

The cast is headed by Ric McFadden in the role of The Baker, and Kayla Myer playing his wife. The Witch is played by Shelly McFadden. Other leading roles include Jack played by Cameron Callan, Jack’s Mother played by Kathi Elliott, Cinderella played by Meghan Armitage, and Andrew Ranck as the Narrator.

Other roles are Little Red Riding Hood, Samantha Flannelly; Cinderella’s stepmother, Mira Hoffman; Cinderella’s stepsisters, Hannah Brattain and Sarah Arnold; and her real parents, Jim Rambo and Robin Schneider.

Brad Sandy is The Wolf, Dale Grove is the Mysterious Man, and Eleanor Howard is Granny and the voice of the Giant. Michaela Semak is Snow White, and Chloe Hayes is Sleeping Beauty. Abe Anglin plays the Prince’s steward.

Elijah Brattain is the prince in search of Cinderella, and Jake Glidden is the prince in search of Rapunzel, played by Sarah Bond.

Elise Merrell is running the sound board, and Alex Briones is running the light board. Spotlight operators are Brandon and Cameron Wunderlich. Working on the stage crew are Rachel Lubinski and Aaron Swartz.

Tickets are $10 each and can be reserved by calling the box office at 765-653- 5880 Monday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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