Geneva School’s Fine Arts Department performed “Into the Woods, Jr.” March 3-5 in the school’s Multi-Purpose Building. The cockeyed fairy-tale came to life in this adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine.
The musical centers on a baker and his wife who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s festival; Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk, and Little Red Riding Hood who just wants to look after her ailing granny. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever.
The highly-entertaining fairy-tale features favorite characters including: Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) a witch and others in this retelling of classic fairy-tales. Cast, crew and orchestra members performed to a full house in three separate showings over the weekend.
“We are grateful for all the support we received in putting this show together. Fairy-tales are a wonderful way to remind us of things we ought to know, and used to know—once upon a time,” Rick Poole, Geneva drama department director said.