I could gush about the stunning design, the impressive singing, or the fun of putting on a show with so much joy and emotion. But all of that pales in comparison how delightful it was to work with this group of people. The company of actors, singers, musicians, designers, directors, and technicians is one of the most talented I have had the privilege to work with. Daily, they would surprise me with their instincts, creativity, and generosity as we worked to put this beautiful show onstage.
I regularly say that caring for people is at the heart of what we do as stage managers. For my last show at U of I to be filled with such lovely, caring, and talented people is something for which I will forever be grateful.
Credits for the photos below:
Into the Woods, Lyric Theatre @ Illinois, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts; Directed by Jessi D. Hill; Conducted by Louis Bergonzi; Scenic Design by Joe C. Klug; Costume Design by Kim Curtis; Lighting & Projection Design by Joseph A. Burke; Hair & Makeup Designed by David Mounce; Photos by Darrell Hoemann
Cast: Nora Benedict (Cinderella), Maggie Blackburn (Rapunzel), Ed Brennan (Rapunzel’s Prince), Ellen Denham (Stepmother), Amber Farish (Baker’s Wife’s Cover), Ellen Fred (Witch), Sara Freedland (Little Red Ridinghood), Aaron Godwin (Jack), Dawn Harris (Cinderella’s Mother), Amanda Kasem (Lucinda), Dawn McDaniel (Jack’s Mother), Marla Moore (Rapunzel), Michael Patterson (Steward), Caitlin Powell (Florinda), Mariel Saavedra (Granny), Adrian Sanchez (Baker), Mindy Shore (Baker’s Wife), Jerold Siena (Narrator/Mysterious Man), Claire Swale (Cinderella), & Anson Woodin (Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince)