Into the Woods is the story of a baker and his wife’s journey into the woods in search of a cow, a red cape, a strand of yellow hair and a golden slipper. These ingredients are necessary to lift a curse that has left them childless, put upon them by a witch. Along the way they encounter princes, wolves, giants and a host of familiar fairy tale characters. Through romance, magic, passion, tragedy and forgiveness, they soon discover that wishes can come true, but a happy ending is never as easy as it seems.
This production is led by stage director Corin Hollifield and music director Dr. Todd Florin. Hollifield, from Calgary, Alberta, received his degrees from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. He currently resides in New York, NY. This is his 15th summer with CLOC and he last directed She Loves Me! in the 2013 season. He also directed CLOC’s last production of Into the Woods in 2004.
Florin, from Cincinnati, OH, received his degrees from University of Rochester, University of Rochester School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania. Florin began at CLOC as an associate conductor in the 1999 season and has served as principal conductor thereafter. Todd met his wife Kemper at CLOC when she was a member of the 2003 Vocal Company. Last summer he music directed The Most Happy Fella.
The cast will feature Lindsay Cabaniss as The Witch (Tolland, CT – Hartt School of Music ’15), Joshua Gronlund as Rapunzel’s Prince (Detroit, MI – Michigan State University ’15), Will Hawkins as The Narrator (Alexandria, VA – UNC Chapel Hill ’14), Jens Jacobson as The Wolf (Platteville, WI – Belmont University ’14), Maggie Langhorne as Little Red Riding Hood (Santa Barbara, CA – Oberlin Conservatory of Music ’16) Nick Martiniano as Baker (Troy, NY – Russell Sage College ’15), Mike McCann as Cinderella’s Prince (Winslow, ME – Middlebury College ’15), and Caitlin Ruddy as Baker’s Wife (Land O’ Lakes, FL – Eastman School of Music MM ’15),