TMSG: Into the Woods

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A popular musical in Owosso may not only fill up the seats of the theatre it's playing at, but also one that hasn't re-opened yet.

There are plenty of moments still to discover at the OCP Production of Into The Woods, the timeless fairy tale feature from Stephen Sondheim.

“Cinderella, Little Red, Jack and the Beanstalk. All their paths cross as they're looking for their happily ever after,” said Director Garret Bradley.

That search takes the audience on a laugh-out-loud, and sometimes sing-out-loud, journey for every performance. Also introducing us to the Big Bad Wolf, two charming princes, a pair of evil stepsisters and the baker and his wife.

“A song will click and the audience will just experience something palpable that you can feel,' said Mike Windgale who plays the Baker.

There's plenty to feel good about these days in Owosso. Five years after a fire destroyed the city's main performing arts building, the community is nearly ready to re-open it thanks to the strong support behind shows like Into The Woods.

“This building was home for so many people and now that it's rebuilt, people will be able to come home and perform back where they grew up,” said Maggie Brainerd who plays Cinderella.

 

The new Lebowskey theatre has hopes of re-opening in early 2013. Until then, this cast hopes you'll head into the woods next door.

Our own Evan Pinsonnault is also in the show. He plays the Wolf and Prince Charming. Into The Woods runs this weekend and next at the Studio Theatre in downtown Owosso. For tickets and showtimes, head to the Seen on 6 section of our website.

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