Into The Woods is a musical journey that intertwines the several beloved Brothers Grimm characters and explores the consequences of their individual’ wishes and wants. Characters include Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and the Beanstalk), Rapunzel, and Cinderella to name a few. At the centre of the story is a childless baker and his wife who will do anything to have a family but they encounter a powerful witch who has placed a curse on them. Throughout this magical journey, characters from different fables encounter each other as they fight for what they believe is their happily ever after.
Based in Barrie, ON, Talk Is Free Theatre (TIFT) focusses on a range of work, including new writing, radical retellings of the classics, while emphasizing off-centre musicals and immersive work.
The company brings their productions to audiences across Canada and abroad. With a recent immersive odyssey, The Curious Voyage, TIFT invited patrons to travel from Barrie, Canada to London, UK, as part of a three-day narrative. The company also tours Darrell Dennis’s Tales of an Urban Indian, staged on a moving bus, across Canada and internationally. TIFT produced the Canadian Capsule, featuring three immersive productions, in Adelaide, Australia in 2020.
Book by James Lapine
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Director – Michael Torontow
Music Director – Wayne Gwillim
Choreographer – Lori Watson
Set and Lighting Designer – Joe Pagnan
Costume Designer – Laura Delchiaro
Cast of Characters
Baker – Aidan deSalaiz
Cinderella’s Prince, Wolf, Lucinda – Griffin Hewitt
Witch – Alana Hibbert
Rapunzel’s Prince, Florinda, Milky White – Richard Lam
Baker’s Wife – Jamie McRoberts
Jack’s Mother, Stepmother, Granny, Giant – Charlotte Moore
Jack, Steward – Justin Stadnyk
Little Red, Rapunzel – Amy Swift
Narrator, Mysterious Man, Cinderella’s Father – Kristian Truelsen
Cinderella – Kimberly-Ann Truong