Paris Community Theatre journeys Into the Woods Aug. 16-19
By Lindsey Harper, Paris Community Theatre
Aug 19, 2012
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Paris, TX – The Paris Community Theatre kicks off the 2012-2013 season with the musical, Into the Woods. Sponsored by Kimberly Clark and Dr. Richard Grossnickle, the production runs August 16­-19, 2012, in historic downtown Paris at the Plaza Theatre on the square.

In Into the Woods, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine masterfully weave together the classic fairy tales, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk and Little Red Riding Hood, with a more original story involving a baker and his wife and their pursuit to begin a family. While everyone is familiar with the traditional fairy tale ending of “happily ever after,” this musical follows these stories even further to explore the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. What begins as a lively irreverent fantasy becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility and the stories that we tell our children.

Some of Paris’ most beloved actors are cast in the Tony award-winning fractured fairy tale. “This show has been a collaborative effort, utilizing the talents of an immensely talented cast and crew,” says Director, Tim Wood. “I’ve never had such support and true love for this fabulous show. This cast has worked so hard to make this production of Sondheim’s Into the Woods, a powerful production for the entire family,” Wood admits.

Into the Woods was produced with special arrangement with Music Theatre International under the direction of Tim Wood with Assistant Direction by Lisa Martin. Musical Direction by Sydney Young, Stage Design by John Presley Wright, Costume Design by Alan Jones, Lighting Design by Josh Maxwell, Choreography by Amy Braswell-Burrows, Music Conductor, Steven Pyles and Movement Consultant, Laura Hutchins.

Cast List

Narrator  --  John Presley Wright

Cinderella Michelle --  Jewett-Hobs         

Jack  --  Joshua Maxwell

Baker  --  Cody Head

Baker’s Wife --  Sydney Young

Florinda  --  Krysta Kelley

Lucinda  --  Kara Erickson

Jack’s Mother  --  Amy Burrows

Red Riding Hood  --  Brittani Spang-Klotz

Witch  --  Lee Jane Walker

Cinderella Father  --  Tray Turner

Cinderella Mother  --  Kelly Turner

Mysterious Man  --  Alan Jones

Wolf  --  Micah Halbert

Rapunzel  --  Cate Jones-Maxwell

Rapunzel Prince  --  Miquel Silva

Grandmother  --  Amanda Posey

Cinderella Prince  --  Gary D. Young

Steward  --  Cliff Scott & Lucas Robertson

Forest Folks  --  Edward Kelley, Micah Halbert, Spencer Sampson, Travis Pugh

Snow White  --  Madison Turner

Sleeping Beauty   --   Randi Johnson

Tickets can be purchased by calling 903-784-0259 or emailing  Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Matinee at 2:30 p.m.

Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Matinee at 2:30 p.m.