1998

Into The Woods - State Fair

Into The Woods

The Synopsis

Into The Woods is no ordinary show. Stephen Sondheim is no ordinary composer. James Lapine is no ordinary writer.

Into The Woods is a magical musical journey into a world that will bring your imagination to life. You will meet the characters of your favourite fairy tales as they are brought to life with new meaning. Some of the characters you will meet include Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack, Rapunzel, and The Witch.

As we begin our journey remember:

“Careful the things you say, Children will listen”.

The Production Team

Director – Greg Wood

Choreographer – Kerrie Lawton

Musical Director – Suzanne Spiteri

Assistant Director – David Barron

Rehearsal Pianist – Helen Short

The Cast

Barbie Benson (The Witch), Scott Evans (The Narrator), Jeff Fisher (Jack), James Ford (Rapunzel’s Prince), Robyn Goldman (Granny), Lorraine Grant (Cinderella’s Mother and Voice of the Giantess), Linda Hale (Little Red Riding Hood), Michele Jericevich (Cinderella), Anne Kitto (Cinderella’s Stepmother), Rosslyn Lindsay (The Baker’s Wife), Keith MacBeth (The Steward), Adam Majsay (The Baker), Kerry MacMillan (Cinderella’s Father), Lara Miller (Snow White), Nicole Rea (Lucinda), Matt Reynolds (Cinderella’s Prince and The Wolf), Jim Simmons(The Mysterious Old Man), Betty Tougher(Jack’s Mother), Jane Mullen(Rapunzel), Kristy Wills(Florinda).

State Fair

The Synopsis

Rodgers & Hammerstein's only musical written directly for the screen is now a stage musical that's had critics raving from coast to coast. Set against the colourful backdrop of an American heartland tradition, STATE FAIR travels with the Frake family as they leave behind the routine of the farm for three days of adventure at the annual Iowa State Fair. Mom and Pop have their hearts set on blue ribbons while their daughter and son find romance and heartbreak on the midway. Set to the magical strains of an Academy Award-winning score and augmented by other titles from the Rodgers and Hammerstein songbook, STATE FAIR is the kind of warm-hearted family entertainment only Rodgers & Hammerstein could deliver!

The Production Team

Director – Ron Brown

Choreographer – Julie McEwan

Musical Director – Susan Mills

Rehearsal Pianist – Peter Novakovich

The Cast

John Brown (Abel Frake), Nola Jones (Melissa Frake), Mark Baines (Wayne Frake), Magdalena Roze (Margie Frake), David Sims (Pat Gilbert), Rosslyn Lindsay (Emily Arden), Andrew Klusman (Harry), Hilary Lawrence & Elaine Clarke (Violet), Elisa Butcher (Eleanor), Jim Simmons (Judge Heppenstahl), Fiona Jones (Jeanne), Mandy Marley (Vivian), Betty Tougher (Mrs Edwin Metcalf), Owen Childs, Steven Peksis, Ken Bond, Michael Hayes, George Herok, Thomas Petit, Keith McBeth, Leanne Jackson, Patricia Rafter, Di Marley, Caroline Mills, Michelle Jones, Robyn Goldman, Julie McEwan.

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