ONE NIGHT ONLY:
Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 8pm
Broadway luminaries and Riverdale’s most talented performers will join forces for a 25th Anniversary concert production of Stephen Sondheim’s classic fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS, to be performed at the Riverdale YM-YWHA on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at 8pm.
This one-night only Gala event will benefit the performing arts programs at the Riverdale Y, including the Riverdale Rising Stars scholarship fund, which will enable children and teens to participate in the organization’s productions.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Follow the stars and travel INTO THE WOODS! Everyone thinks they know the stories of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel. But what happened after “happily ever after?” This witty and sophisticated musical about the legacy we pass on to future generations features an ingenious book by James Lapine and a timeless Stephen Sondheim score which includes the songs “Children Will Listen” and “No One Is Alone.”
Riverdale Rising Stars Director of Performing Arts Laurie Walton (the Broadway revival of Show Boat) stars as the Witch alongside Broadway veterans Jim Walton (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, 42nd Street, Merrily We Roll Along), Emily Walton (Peter and the Starcatcher, August: Osage
County), Joe Cassidy (Catch Me If You Can, Next to Normal, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Joseph Kolinsky (Titanic, Les Misérables, A Christmas Carol), Jamey Hood (How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Shaggs), and Maryrose Wood (Merrily We Roll Along).
The cast is rounded out by teenagers and adult alumni from the Riverdale Rising Stars program, many of whom have performed Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, and on national tours. Joining the Broadway talent will be Annette Arnold, Lily Bayrock, Eric Berger, Wiley Cohen, Arianne DeCerb, Jim DeBlasi, Patrick Dwyer, Leora Einleger, Shara Feit, Gregory Kanter, Jacob Levi-Dabby, Drew Lewis, Leo Lopez, Katleen Lozada, Luz Montez, Ezra Mutnick, Liz Powers, Marilyn Raider. Elia Rangel, Michal Schorsch, Catherine Schwartz, Diego Velazquez, Breffni Ward, and Chris Wilson.
This concert production will be directed by Bob Walton (performer in Broadway’s The Drowsy Chaperone, 42nd Street, Show Boat, and City of Angels), and the full orchestra will be led by music director Justin Fischer.