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"Into The Woods"


Michael Luongo as Jack, Billy Casey as Cinderella’s Prince, Kaylee Annable as Little Red Riding Hood, Brooke Bauersfeld as Cinderella (front)


By Angela Ash

INTO THE WOODS will be playing at the Derby Dinner Playhouse through April 3rd. This Broadway hit is a whimsical, heart-warming tale that illustrates that wishes may be granted, but not always according to plan.

Expect plenty of fun, for after all, this musical is so beguiling that even Disney felt the need to put it to film! Witch's curses, scavenger-like hunts through the woods, and the power of wishes are just a few of the wondrous moments that completely fill this magical stage.

This Tony-award winning production features a score by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine. Muscial numbers include "Into The Woods", "Hello Little Girl", and "Ever After".

Directed by Lee Buckholz, with Musical Direction by Scott Bradley and Choreography by Heather Paige Folsom, the cast includes such Derby Dinner favorites as Sara King, Matthew Brennan, Jillian Prefach, Jim Hesselman, Paul Kerr, Elizabeth Loos and many more! It is recommended for ages 13 and up.

Hesselman, in the role of the narrator is brilliant! He absolutely engages the audience and carries them along this multi-faceted tale. Michael Luongo in the role of Jack is light-hearted and endearing, and Brooke Bauersfeld as Cinderella completely enraptures the crowd with her nearly mesmerizing control of the stage.

And it would be remiss not to mention Sara King in what just may be her best Derby role to date! From her transformation from the cursed old woman to the many splendoured siren in a red dress, King's ability to incite drama with each gesture is electrifying.

And not to be left out, the Footnotes, the pre-show entertainment, always start the night off with a string of beautiful song and dance routines, often connected in some manner to the evening's production.

The Derby Dinner Playhouse is located in Clarksville, Indiana... right over the bridge from Louisville, Kentucky. It is a theater in the round, and has been in operation since 1974, making it one of the oldest and largest continuously operating theatres in the country!

You will receive a top notch production for your ticket price, along with a mouth-watering meal, served buffet style, boasting favorites like fried catfish, mouth-watering pasta selections, and a meat carving station. Some of the best desserts around are also offered, like the HUGE brownie sundae!

Visit the Derby Dinner Playhouse for more information, or call 812-288-8281 to order your tickets today!