Several Audrain County area residents participated in the “Into The Woods” production November 28-December 4 at the Presser Performing Arts Center in Mexico, Mo.
The musical follows the baker and his wife, who wish they could have a child. After the witch puts a curse on their family, the two go into the woods to reverse the curse.
Along the way, they meet Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, and more.
Executive Director Lois Brace and Martin Keller created a unique stage design featuring the tree trunk.
The large cast includes David Roland, baker; Kate Becker, baker’s wife; Sarah Kliethermes, Cinderella; Daniel Norman, Cinderella’s Prince; Ruth Nation, step-mother; Kelsey Kreyling, step-sister Florinda; Sarah Murdock, step-sister Lucinda; Jennifer Strunk, Rapunzel; Josh Lauer, Rapunzel’s Prince; Maria Lowrance, the Giant; Kylie Yeast, Jack; Sarah Gleeson, Jack’s mother; Abbie Smith, Little Red Riding Hood; David Dra-goo, mysterious man; Ayanna Shivers, narrator; Matthew Kimbel, steward; Vanessa Brink, witch; and Joe Long, wolf.
The wolf pack included Steve Case, Haden Frazier, Lane Masters, Ansel Herrera, Miriam Gleeson, Judy Horn, and Wade Horn.