2016-10-08 / The Bullhorn

RCS theatre department produces ‘Into the Woods Junior’

By Delaney Sullivan
Bullhorn Editor  The


Lucas Fuller (in red shirt) ran in the LUNGe Forward 5K in Raleigh on Sept. 25. The race benefits the Susan C Hicks Hope Charities, named for Personian Susan Hicks, a nonsmoker who died of lung cancer at age 51. Lucas Fuller (in red shirt) ran in the LUNGe Forward 5K in Raleigh on Sept. 25. The race benefits the Susan C Hicks Hope Charities, named for Personian Susan Hicks, a nonsmoker who died of lung cancer at age 51. Roxboro Community School (RCS) theatre department is producing Into the Woods Junior, a family friendly version of the play.

According to Music Theater International, Into the Woods Junior. “features all of your favorite characters – Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.

The musical centers on a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. 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.”

RCS theatre director Christine Morgan said her students had wanted to do the show for a while and the new stage gave a perfect setting for the performance.

“I knew that we would not [yet] have curtains and this show has a wonderful outdoor set that will look great on our stage,” said Morgan.

Both middle and high school students are participating in the play, which will be between 60 and 70 minutes in duration.

In order to make the play family friendly, some scenes and characters had to be altered or removed.

“For instance, although they speak of a giant and you see the hen, the golden egg, and the harp, you don’t actually see or hear from the giant,” explained Morgan.

The play will run Nov.16- 20. The performance on Nov. 16 is the understudy dress rehearsal for friends and family.

The next day will feature a possible lead dress rehearsal that will act as a fundraiser, if the production is ready; more information will be available later about the fundraiser.

The show opening night is Friday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. Performances will also take place on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov.20 at 3p.m.

Tickets will be $8 and will be available three weeks prior to the show.

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