Into the Woods opens this Friday at the Haskell

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Elizabeth McElhaney as the Witch and Todd Cubit as the Baker in a scene from Into the Woods.
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DERBY LINE — The Borderline Players will present Sondheim’s celebrated musical “Into the Woods” at the Haskell Opera House in Stanstead, Quebec and Derby Line, Vermont.

The show dates are June 23-24-25-30 and July 1-2, 2023.

“Into the Woods” is a reimagining of Grimms fairy tales, directed by Meghan Corbett and featuring musical direction by Mark Violette.

The play intertwines the plots of several Grimm’s fairy tales, exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests.

Corbett praised the experience, stating, “Into the Woods has quickly become one of the best theatre experiences I’ve ever been a part of.”

She expressed her excitement over the cast’s preparation for the show and anticipation of performing on the Haskell stage.

“Into the Woods,” with its music and lyrics by Sondheim and book by James Lapine, originally debuted in San Diego in 1986 and on Broadway in 1987. The musical won multiple Tony Awards in 1988, including Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress in a Musical. In 2014, Disney produced a film adaptation.

The Borderline Players cast includes: Kathryn Maurice (Narrator), Todd Cubit (Baker), Sarah Comtois (Baker’s Wife), Holly Lillis (Cinderella), Neo Walsh (Jack), Jessica Maurice (Jack’s Mother), Kendyl Page (Little Red), Elizabeth McElhaney (The Witch), Sonia Patenaude (Stepmother), Emmie Wilkie (Florinda), Natalie Lawson (Lucinda), Autumn Cubit (Cinderella’s Mother/Grandmother/Giant), Ian Yarnall (Cinderella’s Prince/The Wolf), Ryan Carpenter (Rapunzel’s Prince/The Steward), Zoe Lucas-Yarnall (Rapunzel), Jon Comtois (Mysterious Man), Ben Gonyaw (Puppeteer).

Showtimes are 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, with Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at the MAC Center for the Arts in Newport, the Haskell Free Library, the Colby-Curtis Museum in Stanstead, and online. Adult tickets cost $20, with discounts available for seniors and youth aged 9-17.

Canadian audience members are reminded to park in Canada and walk into the United States to the main entrance. After the performance, they must return to Canada the same way. While passports are not required, patrons should have identification on hand should they be asked to identify themselves to border authorities.

For more information or to reserve tickets in advance, contact Borderline Players via email at [email protected] or visit their Facebook page.

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