OCP to conclude season with ‘Into the Woods’
By Tommy Mann Jr. – For The Record
The Orange Community Players will conclude its current season with its presentation of “Into the Woods” next week.
The cast and crew of OCP presents “Into the Woods” at 7:37 p.m., nightly, Thursday, April 14 through Saturday, April 16 and again the following week on Thursday, April 21 through Saturday, April 23. Matinees will be held at 2:37 p.m., Sunday, April 17 and Sunday, April 24.
Tickets for all performances are $15 for adults and $10 for students and children and can be purchased at the box office on the night of the show. Reservations can be made by calling 409-882-9137.
According to Broadwaymusicalhome.com, “Into the Woods” incorporates multiple plots and characters which are well known from the Brothers Grimm fair tales into an epic adventure, which features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and is a book by James Lapine.
With characters from classic tales such as “Cinderella,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” and “Little Red Riding Hood,” along with several others, the tales twist and mesh into a fantastic story.
The Baker and his wife want nothing more to have a child, but they are unable to conceive one, while Jack wishes his cow, Milky White, would start providing milk again so he doesn’t have to sell her and Cinderella daydreams of attending the king’s ball and not having to deal with her wicked stepmother and step-sisters any longer.
The characters and stories are led to the woods where dreams come true and wishes are granted, but there are consequences for every action and the characters must join together to save the world from destruction.
“The cast has been working on the music and lyrics and is sounding more like a professional cast than a group of local amateur songsters,” a press release from OCP stated. “The set is imaginative and will be one of the most outstanding ever seen on the OCP stage.”
“Into the Woods” is being directed by Codie Vasquez with the assistance of Mike Hudnall. Theresa Cronin is the musical director.
The OCP Playhouse is located at 708 Division St. in downtown Orange. Visit www.orangecommunityplayers.com for more information.