CONTACT: Janis Johnson-Tartt
For Immediate Release
Falls Church, VA – The 2021-22 Season “Reignite, Reimagine!” Continues at Creative Cauldron with Into the Woods, the beloved hit musical with book by James Lapine, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The show is directed by Matt Conner, who won a Helen Hayes Outstanding Director award for Beauty and the Beast, another gigantic show in terms production and legacy. Conner is adept at creating intricate worlds in Cauldron’s intimate space with out losing spectacle, and Into the Woods is no exception. This time, Conner says, “We will be visiting the ruins of an old castle wall where this timeless story unfolds in a plethora of periods that has touched generation after generation.” Into the Woods runs from May 5 – 29, 2022. The production is sponsored by Mark Werblood.LLC. Press night is Saturday, May 7 at 7:30 pm.
Into the Woods’ imaginative book by James Lapine skillfully intertwines the stories and characters from Grimm fairy tales. Paired with a luscious score by Stephen Sondheim, this Tony Award-winning musical has become a timeless masterpiece. A baker and his wife wish for a child, Cinderella wishes to go to the King’s Festival and Jack wishes to sell his cow, so into the woods they must go in search of their prize. Happily ever after eludes them, however, as they soon learn the thorny consequences of getting exactly what you wished for.
Conner has assembled a talented cast including Creative Cauldron veterans Susan Derry (The Witch), John Loughney (The Baker), Erin Granfield (the Baker’s Wife) and Amber Gibson (Jack’s Mother/Evil Stepmother). Making their Cauldron debuts are Chad Wheeler as The Narrator/Mysterious Man, Brett Klock as Jack/Steward, Brooke Bloomquist as Cinderella/Red Riding Hood's Granny, Holly Kelly as Rapunzel/Cinder’s Mother, Bobby Libby as Rapunzel’s Prince, Santiago Alfonzo Meza as Cinderella's Prince/Wolf, Ashley Nguyen as Little Red, and Rachel Lockett and Angelica Miguel as the Stepsisters.
The creative team includes Music Director Elisa Rossman, previously served as Musical Director for Creative Cauldron’s Helen Hayes nominated Disenchanted, and for numerous cabarets. Margie Jervis, Cauldron’s Award-winning resident Scenic and Costume designer, incorporates her sculpture and puppetry background in the elements of this piece. Helen Hayes nominated Lyn Joslin returns as Lighting Designer.
Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased at www.creativecauldron.org or by calling 703-436-9948. Masks are required for all patrons at all times, and proof of vaccination OR a negative CDC approved COVID test is required for all patrons over 5 years of age.
About Creative Cauldron
Creative Cauldron is an award-winning non-profit theater and educational arts organization whose innovative programs in the performing and visual arts embody collaboration, experimentation and community engagement. Creative Cauldron was founded by Producing Artistic Director Laura Connors Hull in 2002. In June of 2009, Creative Cauldron acquired a permanent home in ArtSpace Falls Church, a 3,000 square foot flexible arts space that provides a venue for year-round classes, live performances of theater, music and dance and visual art exhibits. Programs are presented in part through grants from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts, ArtsFairfax, the City of Falls Church, the Little City CATCH Foundation and the Robert W and Gladys S Meserve Charitable Trust. Generous corporate and individual sponsors also support creative Cauldron’s programs.
Who/What: Creative Cauldron’s Into the Woods
When: May 5 - 29, 2022, Thursday 7:30PM, Friday 7:30PM, Saturday 7:30PM,
Sunday 2:00PM & 7:00PM
Where: Creative Cauldron 410 South Maple Avenue Falls Church, VA 22042
Info and tickets: creativecauldron.org, 703-436-9948