High School Theater Talents Showcased with ‘Into the Woods’

Morgiana McDevitt as Cinderella

For four nights in January, the high school’s theater arts class brought beloved storybook characters to life in a very non-traditional way in their production of “Into the Woods.” This memorable Broadway play, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, served as a remarkable showcase for the students’ vocal talents.

During the course of the story, a baker and his wife, played by Emma Regina and John DelGenio, had to reverse a curse brought upon them by a wicked witch, played by Alexandra Morrissey and Nicole Poliandro. Cinderella (played by Morgiana McDevitt) garnered sympathy from the audience., while Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Jack and his mom, the royal princes, Cinderella’s family, Snow White, the Narrator, Sleeping Beauty, the wolves, and Jack’s cow Milky White brought the message “no one is alone” to fruition.

“The audience was in awe of the talent on stage and behind the curtain, knowing that this production was a result of the students’ work as part of a class assignment,” said Superintendent Susan Schnebel, who attended the performance. “As I sat in my seat, I could not help but marvel at the talent, dedication and passion the cast and crew displayed.”

Read the original article at http://www.islipufsd.org/news/article.aspx?id=44873


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