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BPC Music, Communications to present 'Into the Woods'
The Divisions of Music and Communications at Brewton-Parker College will present Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical "Into the Woods" on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 28-30, at 8 p.m. with a matinee performance Sunday, May 1, at 2:30 p.m.. The performances will be held in the Tatnall Theater at Southeastern Technical College in Vidalia.
"Into the Woods" is a charming, satirical, poignant compilation of a variety of beloved fairy tales into a two-act statement on the nature of being human.Familiar characters like Cinderella show sides of their personalities that we always suspected were there, but never saw in any of Grimm’s writings. The show moves swiftly from outrageous laughter to bitter tears in the sparkling fashion now so well known as distinctly “Sondheim.”
"Into the Woods" will be performed entirely by Brewton-Parker students: Lisa Vincent (Cinderella), Theresa Beverly (The Baker’s Wife), Dallas Wilke (The Baker), Amanda Crosby (Little Red Riding Hood), Sharon McHenry (The Witch), Brian Hodges (Jack), Krista Vickery (Rapunzel), Steven Dawson (Cinderella’s Prince Charming), Doug Pittman (Rapunzel’s Prince Charming), Joseph Penton (The Mysterious Man/Narrator), Karen Taylor (Jack’s Mother), Michelle Zamaftas (Cinderella’s Stepmother), Corrine Bird and Erin Bower (Cinderella’s Stepsisters), Whitney Johnson (Cinderella’s Mother/ Snow White), Daniel Peavy (Cinderella’s Father), Molly Spivey (Granny), John Wolters (The Big Bad Wolf), and Renia Stevenot (Sleeping Beauty).
Both the director and the musical director of the show are also Brewton-Parker students. Steven Dawson, a senior, has provided all stage direction for this production. No novice to theater, Dawson has performed in countless shows and made his professional debut last summer as a member of the cast of Bigfork Playhouse in Montana, where he performed leading roles (Old Deuteronomy in "Cats" and Charlie Davenport in "Annie Get Your Gun") as well as chorus. Dawson will be returning to Bigfork this summer where he will play Teen Angel in their production of "Grease," and he will wield his directorial skills there by staging their children’s show at the end of the season.
Brandon Herrington, also a senior at BPC, has served as the musical director for "Into the Woods." Herrington been an integral part of all the musical activities at Brewton-Parker since his arrival. He has played keyboard and percussion with the Wind Ensemble, the Jazz Band, Lyric Theater, the Choral Society and the Baron Singers, and has served as a staff accompanist for the college as well.
Tickets for "Into the Woods" are available at either of the following locations: Brewton-Parker College Division of Music, the Miller Music Building, Mount Vernon, GA (912-583-3136) or the Ohoopee Regional Council for the Arts Office, 117 Main ST. SE, Vidalia (912-537-8459). Admission prices are $10 for adults, and $5 for children and students with valid ID. Brewton-Parker faculty, staff and students are free with valid ID. General seating.
Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Kandie Kearley Smith at 912-583-3134 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mark Stokes at 912-583-3107 (email@example.com)..