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i am a mom/wife/textile designer gone haywire. I love to sing(music/arts AA degree), craft, exercise, and be goofy. Just living life outside the norm. And the norm thanks me for it. Oh yeah, and I like me some haikus. . . . . . . . . . What are we up to currently? Aaron recently started medical school at Ross University on the island of Dominica in the Caribbean, and the kids and I are along for the crazy ride :)

Into The Woods GROUP RATE

Friday, March 18, 2011

Hello Friends!
I've had many people tell me they're interested
 in purchasing tickets for our show at a group rate,
so we will again organize a group of Shumway supporters. 
We've chosen to purchase for the
Friday, April 15th at 7:30pm performance. 
If you'd like to tickets at the discounted rate of
$10 per ticket instead of the regular $15 per,
please let us know and we will include you in this group. 
We need to close the sale on April 1st,
so let us know by the end of the month. 
Please be prepared to use cash or check
(made out to either Aaron or me). 
I am playing Little Red Ridinghood and
Aaron is Cinderella's Prince.
(just so you know, you can get your own group together for a group rate on a different night- that's fine- or you can come individually and pay the regular rate- no biggie- we just like to do this for friends and family who don't wish to bother with coordinating it all.  Here is a link to our production for your convenience)

Art by Laurean
 In case you are unfamiliar with the show, here's a little "something" stolen from a random website:

Into the Woods is an award-winning musical featuring a score by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. The musical intertwines a collection of uncensored versions of 18th century Brothers Grimm fairy tales. An original story involving a Baker and his Wife's quest to begin a family ties together the stories of Little Red Ridinghood, Jack of Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, and Cinderella.

Act I opens with a wish, a witch, and a curse. Each separate tale intertwines throughout the story, each depending on a weakness or strength of another. The play's conflicts are motivated by selfish wishes, made for the betterment of individual characters.

Act II explores what happens after "happily ever after," when these wishes have come true. The land is ravaged by a giant, whose husband was killed when Jack chopped down the beanstalk. The show explores the consequences of actions taken in the first act, and the need for community in order to survive "the Woods". Among the many messages expressed in the musical, one of the strongest is that unless people are gathering for one mission, the mission cannot be accomplished, as long as each is egocentric.

The musical makes heavy use of syncopated speech. In many instances, the characters' lines are delivered with a fixed beat that follows natural speech rhythms, but is also purposely composed in eighth, sixteenth, and quarter note rhythms as part of a spoken song. Like many Sondheim/Lapine productions, the songs contain thought-process narrative, where characters converse or think aloud.

Lyric examples:

"On the Steps of the Palace" (Cinderella)
He's a very smart prince
He's a prince who prepares
Knowing this time I'd run from him
He spread pitch on the stairs
I was caught unawares
And I thought, 'Well, he cares,
This is more than just malice
Better stop and take stock
While you're standing here stuck to the steps of the palace.'

"I Know Things Now" (Little Red Ridinghood)
And I know things now, many valuable things
That I hadn't known before
Do not put your faith in a cape and a hood
They will not protect you the way that they should
And take extra care with strangers
Even flowers have their dangers
And though scary is exciting
Nice is different than good.

"No One Is Alone" (Cinderella)
Sometimes people leave you halfway through the woods.
Do not let it grieve you, no one leaves for good.
You are not alone, believe me.
No one is alone.

Stephen Sondheim musicals

Saturday Night • West Side Story • Gypsy • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum • Anyone Can Whistle • Do I Hear a Waltz? • Evening Primrose • Company • Follies • A Little Night Music • The Frogs • Pacific Overtures • Sweeney Todd • Merrily We Roll Along • Sunday in the Park with George • Into the Woods • Assassins • Passion • Bounce