Memorial Players Presents Into the Woods

For this year’s spring musical, Memorial Players presents Into the Woods, by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. Using familiar fairy tales, the work explores parent-child relationships in all their forms: difficult, scary and loving.
Six performances are scheduled over the last two weekends of the month, April 20-22 and April 27-29, at Memorial Episcopal Church, 1407 Bolton Street.
Up-and-coming teen actors are cast in some of the major roles, including Bolton Hill’s own Nampoina Randrianarivelo as Cinderella, Ruby Webb as Little Red Riding Hood, Brinley Fisher as Rapunzel, Tyler White as Jack, and Paris Weeks as the narrator.
Ginny Hornbeck plays the Baker’s Wife, while Jamie Griffith is double cast as the Wolf and as the Steward, and Megan Dimmock will grace the stage as Cinderella’s stepmother. You’ll see many more old and new friends on Memorial’s stage.
Director Stephen Deininger, who played Uncle Archie in Secret Garden and Tateh in Ragtime, is incorporating a children’s ensemble and an adult chorus into the show, which are sure to give Stephen Sondheim’s musical numbers even greater emotional power.
The audience will be treated to John Seeley’s creative and imaginative set, Beth Ratrie and Ros Kooser’s dazzling costumes, and the Orchestra conducted by Tim Viets, with lighting by Daryl Beard.
Pre-show receptions are held in several of Bolton Hill’s beautiful Victorian residences before each show. They’re a great way to donate to Memorial Players and to meet other members of the Memorial Players community. Attendees enjoy food and refreshments and receive a VIP card that guarantees a reserved seat near the front.
Please purchase tickets online for one of the receptions, and support the arts while having fun.
Performances: Friday & Saturday, April 20-21 and 27-28, 7:30 pm; and Sunday, April 22 and 29,3:30 pm. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the show.
As always, this Memorial Players production features open seating and free admission. However, the production depends entirely on voluntary contributions of time, talent, materials and funds to cover all expenses. Please consider donating online now or during the performance. Or purchase a $25 break-a-leg wish for a cast or crew member.
Volunteers are needed as concession workers, ushers, spotlight operators, and costume and set assistants. Contact Producer Paul Seaton to volunteer or with questions,  pseaton@memorialepiscopal.org or text/call 410-615-4532.
Memorial Players is an education and outreach program of Memorial Episcopal Church, a diverse community in historic Bolton Hill near downtown Baltimore.  As a community theatre we have been producing fully staged musicals and plays since 2002 and welcome everyone to participate in our productions.
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