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SMSU Theatre is partnering with Marshall High School Tiger Theatre to present the fairy tale musical, Into the Woods. Performances are April 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Schwan’s Community Center for the Performing Arts, and April 28 at 7:30 p.m., April 29 at 2 p.m., and April 30 at 4 p.m. in the SMSU Fine Arts Theatre. Dinner theatre is available Friday, April 28. Show tickets are $10 and are available at www.SMSUtickets.com and at the door. The performances on April 28-30 are free to SMSU students with a valid student ID.
Stephen Sondheim’s beloved musical brings to life famous characters, including Jack (of Beanstalk and Giant fame) and Little Red Riding Hood, while also conveying the very human, Sondheim-created story of the Baker and his wife who desperately want to have a child. While the first act chronicles what the characters do to achieve their goals, the second act examines what the fairy tales leave out — the questions, consequences, and realizations that come after “happily ever after.”
Into the Woods is directed by Dan Smith of Marshall, Minn., an English and Theatre teacher and director at Marshall High School. Cheryl Jeska, a Vocal Music teacher at Marshall High School, is the music and vocal director. Denise Smith, a Language Arts teacher at Marshall Middle School, is the choreographer and also plays the Witch. Assistant Professor of Theatre and SMSU Theatre Arts alumnus Mike Lenz of Cottonwood, Minn., is the scenic and lighting designer and technical director, and also plays the Narrator. Professor of Theatre Sheila Tabaka of Marshall, Minn., is the costume designer. Sariah Cheadle, a sophomore English major with minors in Theatre and Coaching, from Fulda, Minn., is the stage manager. Professor of Theatre Nadine Purvis Schmidt of Estelline, S.D., is the producer. The cast and major crew include:
The dinner theatre available on April 28 is an add-on option for $22 (for a total price of $32 for dinner and the show), and must be booked by April 24. The dinner features a Spring-themed menu created and prepared by the SMSU Student Hospitality Opportunities (SHO) Club: spring salad with citrus vinaigrette dressing, spaghetti squash with vegetarian marinara sauce and turkey meatballs, green beans, homemade rolls, and Red Velvet mousse for dessert. The vegetarian meal option omits the meatballs. Dinner seating will be 5:45-6:15 p.m. in Individualized Learning 116, the Culinology Restaurant.
Into the Woods is produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). For more information, please call the Theatre Office at (507) 537-7103.
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