James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.
The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
ACT is excited to partner with the Keeseville Elks Club to create a special Opening Gala Event. Those in attendance will be treated to:
--4 Course Meal: Appetizers, Salad, Choice of Entree, Dessert
--Pre Show Entertainment
--Performance of Into the Woods
If you are unable to attend the Gala but would still like to attend the performance opening night, tickets are $20 as it will include dessert.
July 21, 2021 at 7:00pm
July 22, 2021 at 7:00pm
July 23, 2021 at 7:00pm
July 24, 2021 at 2:00pm
July 25, 2021 at 5:00pm
Elks Lodge #2072
1 Elks Ln, Keeseville, NY 12944
General Admission: $15
Cash or Check Only
Credit Cards Not Accepted at this Time
Tickets Available at the Door
Since moving to this beautiful area, Brenda has played the title role in Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter, a one-woman show at the Essex Theatre Company, and performed with Artistry Community Theatre, Adirondack Regional Theatre, Clinton Drama Club, and for Mountain Lake PBS. Brenda lived in the Boston area where she was a member of several theater groups, including Showstoppers, Inc., a troupe which traveled extensively in New England. Favorite acting experiences have included Laurie in Oklahoma, the Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd, the Mistress in Evita, Agnes in I Do, I Do, Gladys in The Pajama Game, Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know, an extended run of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, and the “nice” witch Glinda in The Wizard of Oz. She was also thrilled to be a part of the Boston-area premiere of the musical Are We There Yet?, where the cast used talk-back sessions with audiences and the authors to aid the show’s development. Brenda met her husband at a cast party in 1987. He proposed to her on stage during a Holiday Show in 1989. Not to be outdone, she in turn surprised him on stage with the news of her 2nd pregnancy! The family that ‘plays’ together, stays together!, and Brenda has had the blessing of performing on stage with her whole family twice: once as Noah’s Wife in Children of Eden, and again as Miss Hannigan in Annie. Brenda loves her job as a special needs aide in Peru, where she lives with her frequent stage partner and forever leading man, Bill McColgan.
Megan Land is excited to welcome the return of live theater as part of ACT’s Into the Woods. Most recently a part of ACT’s The Music Man after a hiatus from theater, Megan has also had the pleasure of participating in shows like Beauty and the Beast, Cats, Annie, and The King and I in the past. She would like to thank her wonderful family for their unending support and Derrick for teaching this old dog new tricks!
Bill is thrilled to share the stage with Brenda and Finn, and to work in his third Artistry Community Theatre production, having also portrayed cranky Horace Vandergelder in Hello, Dolly! and creepy Jonathan Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace. Bill has also worked with Adirondack Regional Theatre, playing Max Bialystock in The Producers.and George Bailey in It’s A Wonderful Life. Among his favorite shows/roles: Urinetown (Lockstock); Children of Eden (Father); Me & My Girl (Bill Snibsen); Cabaret (Cliff), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Miles Gloriosus); and Les Miserables (Bishop of Digne); along with the murderous trio of Jasper in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Jud Fry in Oklahoma!, and the title role of Sweeney Todd. Bill’s professional stage experience includes I Do! I Do! as Michael (partnered with the exquisite Brenda Chase McColgan), Sugar as Jerry/Daphne, the New England premiere of Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know, and more than 300 performances in New England and around the country as Smudge in Forever Plaid. Next month Bill and Brenda will again be featured at Plattsburgh’s Curbside at Harborside Summer Concert Series, performing on August 14th. When not treading the boards, Bill is very proud to serve the North Country as a member of the team at Mountain Lake PBS.
Laura is very excited to be part of ACT’s production of Into the Woods. She has been participating in theatre since 2010. Some of her favorite past roles include Kathy Selden in Singin' In the Rain, Kitty in The Drowsy Chaperone, and CB’s Sister in Dog Sees God. She has a BA in Music with a minor in Theatre from SUNY Plattsburgh. In addition to singing and acting, she loves photography, drawing, and making jewelry. Laura would like to extend thanks to her family for their unending support, and to her director for bringing one of her favorite musicals to life. “Enjoy the show!”
Avery Tromblee is an AVCS alumna, and just graduated from Clinton Community College with an Associates of the Arts. Avery is continuing her studies this fall at SUNY Potsdam, Majoring in Music Education with a minor in Musical Theatre. While at at AVCS, she performed with the AuSable Valley Players. In 2015, she was in the ensemble of Mary Poppins. In 2016, Avery played Ariel in The Little Mermaid. In 2017, she played Mother Superior in Sister Act. Her final show with the AVCS Players was in 2018, when she performed as Ariel Moore in Footloose. Avery is beyond excited to perform on stage again! She hopes you enjoy this show and this amazing cast!
Cody is overjoyed to be back on stage in his first show with Artistry Community Theatre. He is honored to be playing the role of Jack after such a long break from performing. He most recently played Horton in NCCS's 2019 fall production of Seussical and has also performed with the NCCS drama club as The Wolf/Cinderella's Prince in Into the Woods, Giles Ralston in The Mousetrap, and Admiral von Schreiber in The Sound of Music. He was also a part of Chazy Music Theatre's production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as Sid/Inventor/Featured Dancer/Ensemble. When he is not performing, Cody is busy studying Theatre and Business Administration at SUNY Plattsburgh. He is thrilled to be heading back Into the Woods again, but as a different character, and he hopes that everyone enjoys watching the show just as much as he enjoyed performing in it!
Matvey is notedly excited to be a part of unveiling live theater in the North Country once again. He will receive his BA in Political science and a Minor in Theater from the University at Albany, SUNY at the end of the summer with credits including Our Country's Good with the University at Albany Theater Production, and Philostrate in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Working with the entire cast has made an incredibly positive impact on the stressful days he's had during quarantine and brings back nostalgic memories previously playing Frank in ACT's Hello, Dolly ! He has been performing since pre-K at Willsboro Central School, and has worked with Mr. Hopkins for many insightful years. As always, he hopes you enjoy the show!
Gigi Mason is thrilled to be back with her ACT family! She last appeared as Mrs. Paroo in the summer of 2019 production of The Music Man. Prior credits with ACT include Truvy in the February 2019 production of Steel Magnolias, and an ensemble role in Hello Dolly in July of 2018. Gigi has directed and acted in several regional theatre companies including the Essex Theatre Company, Clinton Community College and the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, and she sang in the trio “Ya Got Treble”. She has sung with the Pleasant Valley Chorale for almost 20 years. Favorite roles include Truvy in Steel Magnolias, Sister Robert Anne in Nunsense and Nunsense II, Lois Lane in Kiss Me Kate, Mona in Chicago, and all of her roles in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change! Gigi was associated with Boquet River Theatre Festival (BRTF) from the summer of 1998 through 2018 as a costumer, director and producer, and is passionate about nurturing young actors. Most recently, Gigi joined the directorial staff of the AuSable Valley Players and has had the privilege of choreographing Willy Wonka, Mamma Mia and Footloose, as well as assisting in directing the AuSable Players first ever live radio play War of the Worlds during COVID this past March. Gigi is particularly grateful for this challenging and funny role this summer and wants to thank Derrick, her very patient husband Eddie, and all of the directorial staff for this opportunity. After the past year we are all very blessed to be together and performing again….we surely do not take any of this for granted.
Alex is thrilled to be serving in his first production with Artistry Community Theater as both the Mystery Man and Assistant Music Director. You may remember seeing Alex not too long ago as the Toymaker & Music Director in Chazy Music Theatre's production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. and in a few of the murder mystery dinner theatre productions hosted by the Adirondack Region Theatre! He has also served as Pit Director for ART/CMT's production of Shrek the Musical, as well Music Director/Directed productions for the Valatie Community Theater in Valatie, NY (where he's from) such as Annie Jr, Beauty & the Beast Jr, Seussical Jr, School House Rock Jr, and Honk Jr. Other acting credits also include servas Tom Joad in the Valatie Youth Theater's production of Grapes of Wrath, Demtrius in VYT's a Midsummer Night's Dream. Alex currently serves as the Elementary General Music and Jr/Sr High Chorus Teacher at Chazy Central Rural School in Chazy, NY. He thanks his family for their love and support and his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for giving Alex his gifts of music and theatre to help bless others.
Jesse Coté is thrilled to be back in theatre and honoured to be a part of ACT’s production of Into the Woods! Some of his favorite previous roles are: a Phantom in ART’s Rocky Horror Show, a member of the ensemble and featured dancer in ACT's The Music Man, Jack in PDC’s Newsies, Mereb in PDC’s Aida, and Earthworm in PDC’s James and The Giant Peach Jr. Offstage he likes to read, sing, and dote on his cat. He hopes you appreciate the hard work of the cast and enjoy the show!
Sophia Defayette is thrilled to be back doing community theatre with ACT again! When she’s not home for the summer, Sophia attends Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, where she is studying childhood and education. Other shows Sophia has done within the past few years include ACT’s Hello Dolly (Minnie) and The Music Man (Mrs. Squires), HCT’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Yitzhak), and PDC’s Rock of Ages (Justice). Sophia would like to thank everyone involved in this production for their commitment and talents, as well as her family and friends who continue to love and support her in everything she does.
This is Max Longware’s 21st production with Derrick, and he is so thrilled to be working with Artistry Community Theater’s Company in one of his favorite Broadway roles. Max Longware has done one other production with ACT, as Ambrose in Hello Dolly. His favorite roles working with Derrick were Jeff in [Title of Show], Buddy the Elf in Elf: The Musical, as well as his roles in Peter Pan, Proof, and Oliver. He is currently enjoying having completed his Undergraduate degree, and spends his time annoying his friends with his overly deep analysis of their problems. He is grateful to the support of the cast and crew of Into the Woods, and wants everyone to know what a special experience it is working with everyone.
Daria has been performing in community theater for six years in Prescott, Arizona. Roles include Inga in Young Frankenstein the Musical, Hedy LaRue in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Sylvia the dog in the play by the same name, Gloria in Boeing Boeing, and Lucy in Bram Stoker's Dracula. Having recently relocated to Peru she is thrilled to be welcomed by the theater family here and looks forward to being the most extreme stereotypical "Stepmother" in this wonderful production.
This is Amos's first production since relocating to the North Country. He has previously performed with different community theater and comedy groups in Arizona. He's having a lot of fun here with new people creating this show.
Carlinda Mahoney is thrilled to be doing live theatre again and is honored to be part of such a wonderful and talented cast. Her past theatre credits include Janet Van de Graaff (The Drowsy Chaperone), Millie (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Tessie Tura (Gypsy), and Inga (Young Frankenstein). She would like to thank Kimmybear for all the swaps and Liam for holding the fort. She hopes you enjoy the show!
Finn McColgan is very excited to again be on stage with Artistry Community Theatre after his previous role of basement light and corpse mover in Arsenic and Old Lace. Finn has been performing since first grade and has studied piano, dance, and theater. Previous roles include: Skuttle in The Little Mermaid, Stacee Jaxx in Rock of Ages, Aida in Aida, and Wadsworth in Clue. He has performed with The College Theater Association, as well as several community theaters both here and in his native Massachusetts. He also enjoys being a member of the improv troupe, Fowl Play. He owes everything to his beloved parents, who are appearing with him tonight and, in no way, wrote this bio. Enjoy the show!
Gina Lindsey teaches communication at both CCC and PSU, and she has been performing in local theatre since 2003. Gina sings with the Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir as a featured soloist, and she was especially excited to make her screen debut in the Showtime miniseries, Escape at Dannemora. Gina is also very happy to be a part of Artistry Community Theatre again after the long Covid hiatus. She started with ACT by participating in their summer production of Hello, Dolly! and the fall play reading series, both in 2018. She also performed in The Music Man the following summer (2019), as Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn, the mayor’s wife, and then again as Martha Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace in late February 2020, right before the world shut down. What a joy and privilege to return to the stage and to live theatre!
Ethan Luoma will be attending Manhattanville College in the fall as a musical theatre major. Ethan has been heavily involved with the productions at the Peru Drama Club. This is his 7th musical in high school, and his second with ACT! His previous roles include Angus Tuck (Tuck Everlasting), Joseph Pulitzer (Newsies) and Prince Eric (The Little Mermaid). In his spare time Ethan enjoys spending time with his dogs and playing the guitar.
Lee Fay is thrilled to be back with ACT this year for Into the Woods. This is Lee’s second show with ACT, after being involved in The Music Man as Winthrop. Lee was most recently in the radio play War of the Worlds with the AuSable Valley Drama Club this winter. Lee has also been involved in the AuSable Valley Drama Club as well as other theater groups since they were 8, with some of their favorite rolls being Charlie in Willy Wonka and a Featured Dancer in Mamma Mia. In their free time, Lee enjoys reading, baking and writing music. Lee would like to thank their friends and family for supporting them.
Olivia is a Willsboro Central School alumna and is currently attending Saint Michael’s College for a degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. In previous years, Olivia was in many productions with WCS, including roles as Brigitta in The Sound of Music, the Artful Dodger in Oliver, Joanne Galloway in A Few Good Men, Heidi in [title of show], and the Scarecrow in Wizard of Oz. Olivia was also an ensemble member in ACT’s Hello Dolly! in 2018. Olivia is very excited to get back on stage after her short hiatus from musical theatre. In her free time, Olivia enjoys volunteering for EMS, hiking and hanging out with friends. She would like to thank Mr. Hopkins for reaching out to her to join the production and her family for their constant support.
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