Fairytales Come to Snow

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Go to the woods! The Snow College Theatre Department has taken on the momentous task of bringing the Tony-Award winning musical Into the Woods to the Snow College stage. 

Into the Woods production starts on Feb. 22-24 and the plays the next weekend on March 1-3. The show starts at 7:30 and the cost is $3 with a current student ID. Photo by April Carver

Into the Woods is an artistic retelling of classic fairytales, whose characters’ stories intertwine to form a stunning and gripping plot that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats. The cast and crew are composed of Snow College students, faculty, and community members that have come together and worked tirelessly to bring this wonder to the stage. 

Morgan Branch, who portrays Little Red Riding Hood, said “I don’t know where to start with this show. It is truly magical in every aspect of the word. Trent Bean (the director) has a remarkable vision of the show that I have never seen done before. Everyone is giving it 110% and I can guarantee this is something people are going to want to see.” 

The musical features well-known characters such as Cinderella, Jack from “Jack and the Beanstalk,” Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, and so forth, who all have a necessary item that a baker and his wife need to present to a witch in order to be able to have children. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a script by James Lapine, this musical is a darker, more thrilling version of the stories most people grew up with, and is sure to leave audiences with the songs in their heads and the characters in their hearts. 

Davis Underwood, the music director, said, “Audiences, if they have never seen the show, can expect to go on a journey of both familiarity and the unknown. The fairy tales you think you have always known growing up are presented in a little different format than usual. The notion of happily ever after is challenged. If you have seen the show, or the movie, prepare to be transported to a different time than you are used to seeing. The staging is brilliant, the set and costumes are fantastic, and there are amazing surprises around every corner. The cast performs very well and sounds fantastic. I’m excited for you to see this show!”  

This musical is set to be a spectacle. The show runs February 22-24 and March 1-3. Tickets cost $3 with a student ID and can be purchased on the Snow College website, or at the box office in the Eccles Building. Students are encouraged to invite friends, family, and roommates to see the show and take a trip to a mystical fairytale land. 

Emma Parnell grew up across the United States, and now resides in North Carolina when she is not at Snow College. She is currently working towards her Associates of Science, and is a member of the Honors Program at Snow College. Emma loves writing, reading, and baking, and in her off time is an avid Netflix enthusiast and tea drinker.

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