The IMS players performed “Into the Woods Jr.” on Friday, April 20. The musical was a difficult endeavor with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, but the students rose to the challenge under the direction of Stephanie Hahn.

“Into the Woods Jr.” combines the well-known fairy tales of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Little Red Riding Hood with the story of the Baker and his Wife who desperately want a child. Unfortunately, the Baker and his Wife have been cursed with childlessness by a witch and must perform various missions involving the characters in the other fairy tales to break the spell. The Baker and his Wife must bring the witch a cow as white as milk, a cape as red as blood, hair as yellow as corn, and a slipper as pure as gold. As they search for these items they meet Little Red Riding Hood on her way to Granny’s house, Jack before he goes up his beanstalk, Cinderella running from the ball and other unexpected inhabitants of the forest. As these characters journey “into the woods” they each overcome obstacles in pursuit of what they care about most and discover the true meaning of loyalty, family, love, and leaving home.

Narrators: Riley Bona, Olivia Garofalo, Phoebe Torres
Baker: Cormac Bell
Baker’s Wife: Alex Barnes-Schwartz
Jack: Patrick Madden
Milky White: Egun Im
Cinderella: Ella Schmidt
Cinderella’s Father: Harry Shea
Cinderella’s Stepmother: Mary Ma
Florinda: June Leigh
Lucinda: Rachel Yerks
Belinda: Zoe Acord
Little Red Riding Hood: Izzy Freund
Jack’s Mother: Maddi Devey
Witch: Ji Anne Kang
Cinderella’s Mother: Kelly Yu
Mysterious Man: Harry Shea
Wolf: Maleek Mathiesen
Rapunzel: Abby Quinn
Rapunzel’s Prince: Min Chan Kim
Granny: Lizzie Devlin
Cinderalla’s Prince: Ken Park
Steward: Joe Kim
Music Directors: Donald Sosin, Joanna Seaton
Choreographer: Caitlin Hogan
Set Designer: Craig Pecchia
Cover Artwork: Lizzie Devlin
Technical Advisor: Chris Renkert
Stage Manager: Kika Reinhardt
Lighting: Michael Carter, Zane Acord, Khari Smart, John Sutor
Crew: Wyatt Belotti, Lorrisa Luo, Glen Yin, Eva Wagner, Elena Gas Paramo
SCENE I: Jack’s barn, the kitchen of the Baker and his Wife, the home of Cinderella.
SCENE II: The Woods. Later that afternoon.
SCENE III: The Woods. The next day. Morning.
SCENE IV: The Woods. The next day. Morning.
SCENE V: The Woods. Ever after……..

Special thanks to…

Marcus Olson and The Hotchkiss Theater Dept.
Ken Marti and Crew
Tory Jadow
Ram Miles
JoAnne Tuncy
Donna Stoetzner
Lauren Frankenbach
John Snelling
Karen Kane and Andrew Torres
The parents and families of our cast and crew!
Indian Mountain School’s continued and enthusiastic support of the arts