DU's Singer's Theatre Workshop Features "Into the Woods"
Date of Event: April 26, 2008
Posted: April 14, 2008
In its next production, the Denison Singer’s Theatre Workshop will embark on a journey exploring the consequences of classic fairy tale characters’ quests. The group will present two student performances of the award-winning musical “Into the Woods” at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27, in Burke Recital Hall (240 West Broadway St.). The event is free and open to the public.
“Into the Woods,” with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, was inspired by Bruno Bettelheim’s 1976 book, “The Uses of Enchantment.” The musical combines the plots of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales. The main characters are taken from the stories of “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Rapunzel” and “Cinderella,” are tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife and their quest to start a family.
Directed by Belinda Andrews-Smith and accompanied by pianist Kevin N. Wines, the Singer’s Theatre Workshop is an ensemble that highlights singers who enjoy performing on stage. Class literature ranges from Broadway musicals to light opera. Singer's Theatre has a production history of almost 20 different shows, and is celebrating its 10-year anniversary at Denison next year.
The concert features Singer’s Theatre Workshop student performers: Jordan Wolff ’09; Taryn Hicks ’09; Raymond Havey ’09; Ben Jacoby ’09; Brynn Lewallen ’09; Katherine Damisch ’11; Carolyn Coppedge ’09; Erin Mulhern ’11; Erica Hughes ’10; Laura Kamin ’09; Jenni Messner ’11; Davis Bourland ’09; Kasey Alfonso ’11; Kevin Lynch ’11; Katie Knisely ’08; Zach Elmassian ’09; Allie DeFries ’10; Matt Coon ’08; Travis Sterner ’10; Leah Ewing ’10.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville –The Singer’s Theatre Workshop features two performances of the musical “Into the Woods,” 3 p.m., Sat., April 26, and Sun., April 27, Burke Recital Hall (240 West Broadway Street). Free and open to the public. To confirm, call (740) 587-6220.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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