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Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Book By:
James Lapine

Music & Lyrics By:
Stephen Sondheim

Originally Directed on Broadway:
James Lapine

Orchestrations by:
Jonathan Tunick

Into the Woods in presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Directed by:
Christy Montour-Larson

Choreographed by:
Debbie Stark
Ronni Stark

Music Direction by:
Mac Merchant

We think we know how the fairy tales go: Little Red Riding Hood. Cinderella. Rapunzel. Jack and the Beanstalk. Think again.

As a childless baker and his wife try to start a family, they discover a host of fairy tale characters seeking the fulfillment of their own wishes and dreams. Princes and princesses trying to find love; a witch trying to reclaim youth and beauty; and families trying to put food on the table. As they venture deeper into the woods, they discover the realities of life, as well as its consequences. Winner of 5 Tony Awards including Best Original Score (1988) and Best Revival of A Musical (2002), this Sondheim classic reminds us that life is an unpredictable journey – “to mind, to heed, to find, to think, to teach, to join” – and that no one is alone.

Cast and Crew

Production Team

Director: Christy Montour-Larson
Choreographers – Debbie and Ronni Stark
Music Director – Mac Merchant
Scenic Designer – Kevin Nelson
Costume Designer – Nicole M. Harrison
Lighting Designer – Stephen D. Mazzeno
Sound Designer – Craig Breitenbach
Props Designer – Cheryl Brodzinsky, Wayne Breyer
Puppet Designer – Cory Gilstrap
Stage Manager – Paul Behrhorst*
Musicians – Amber Hansen, Leslie Wilburn, David Short, Dustin Arndt, Harry Grainger


Cinderella – Jenna Bainbridge*
Jack – Adam Johnson
Jack’s Mother – Amber Marsh
The Baker – MacGregor Arney*
The Baker’s Wife – Regan Linton*
Cinderella’s Stepmother – Maggie Whittum
Florinda – Esha Mehta
Lucinda – Rachel Graham
Little Red Riding Hood – Kirsten Lang
The Witch – Erin Schneider
Cinderella’s Mother – Juliet Villa
Mysterious Man – Lucy Roucis
Wolf – Trenton Schindele
Rapunzel – Lyndsay Palmer
Rapunzel’s Prince – Jeremy Palmer
Cinderella’s Prince – Jeff Parker
Steward – Daniel Traylor
Narrator – Albert Tharpe III
Giant’s Wife/Granny – Laurice Quinn
Milky White – Molly Nash
Cinderella’s Father – Phillip Lomeo
Snow White – Miranda Ireland
Sleeping Beauty – Shannon Sauer
Ensemble – Maria Ciobanu, Carson Hanna, Vianca Marez, Aloukika Patro, Riley Tuttle

*denotes member of Actor’s Equity Association



Promo Video


Phamaly Theatres Company’s ‘Into the Woods’ is a refreshingly inclusive fairytale romp by Pris Blossom