VP 2014 Into The Woods

Into The Woods

Into The Woods, a production of The Upton Players, ran July 17-20, 2014

Synopsis 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, a cape, hair, a slipper) required to break the spell; swindling, lying to, and stealing from the most well-known fairy tale heroes and heroines. 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 into (or is it onto) our story. It takes a few lives before the survivors realize that they have to act together 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.

  • Book by James Lapine
  • Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
  • Directed by: Sara Speelman
  • Assistant Director: Laura Crawford
  • Musical Director: Sarah Dusseau
  • Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International 

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The People…..

Andrew Keller – Baldwin Wallace University
Rachel Intrater – University of Toledo
The Baker
Michael Devon Barlos – Bowling Green State University
The Baker’s Wife
Rhianon Cowden – Bowling Green State University
Amber Breault-Albain – Owens Community College
Andrew Haugh – The Ohio State University
Little Red
Samantha Kerger – Wright State University
Cinderella’s Prince
Tyler Seybold – Bowling Green State University
Rapunzel’s Prince
Joseph Ball – Kent State University
Jack’s Mother
Anna Irwin – Bowling Green State University
Mysterious Man
Steven Finelli – Professional Musician
Paige Luther – Hairstylist
Kyle Trek – University of Toledo
Christina Pinciotti – University of Toledo
Victoria Pinciotti – Cardinal Stritch High School
Sabryna Ashby – Bowling Green State University
Cinderella’s Mother/Giant’s Voice
Erica Lockard – Southern New Hampshire University
Becca Martin – Kent State University
Cinderella’s Father
Cameron Lightfoot – University of Findlay
Emily Cottle – Perrysburg High School
Carrie Swartz – Purdue University

Sara Speelman
Assistant Director:
Laura Crawford
Music Director:
Sarah Dusseau
Sarah Dusseau
Chris Jagodzinski
Robert Duris
Tierney McClure
Kenton Davey
Joel Lathon
Michael Reed
Armond Wimberly
Stage Manager:
Megan Guidry
Lighting Design:
J. Judson Lohman
Lighting Crew:
Allen Wilkinson
Spot Light Operator:
Katie Pach
Sound Designer:
Patrick Drummond
Sound Crew:
Laura Crawford & Patrick Drummond
Props Gatherer:
Chris Jagodzinski
Costume Designer:
Sue Braun & Liz Speelman
Sue Braun, Lisa Smith, & Liz Speelman
Hair & Makeup:
Jake Drouillard, Sarah Hammye, Erica Lockard, & Paige Luther
Jake Gordy
Set Designer:
Chris Jagodzinski
Set Builder:
Jake Gordy, Chris Jagodzinski, & Nathan Naugle
Set Painters:
Chris Jagodzinski, Nathan Naugle, & Tommy Trease
Scenic Artist:
Laura Hansen & J. Judson Lohman
Stage Crew:
Jake Drouillard
House Manager:
Ann Veasey
Box Office Manager:
Ann Veasey
Box Office, Lobby, & Usher Staff:
Jake Gordy, Chris Jagodzinski, Ann Veasey, and Parents
Chris Jagodzinski
Jake Gordy
Program Art & Cover Design:
Christopher Jagodzinski
Production Logo:
Christopher Jagodzinski
Program Printing:
AIM Specialists
Marquee Sign:
Jake Gordy & Christopher Jagodzinski