INTO THE WOODS: Pennington Players Ready to Bring Classic Musical and Film Adaptation to Kelsey

by Patricia Bradford

INTO THE WOODS – Pennington Players
Press Contact: Kyrus Keenan Westcott (Director & Choreographer)
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Contact Phone Number: 609-532-6402

West Windsor, New Jersey – While the movie is still fresh in movie theaters, The Pennington Players will be bringing the classic story to New Jersey with the live-staged production of INTO THE WOODS – set for a limited two-weekend run inside The Kelsey Theatre from January 23, 2015 to February 1, 2015.

The forests are not always what they seem in Stephen Sondheim’s spellbinding, romantic, and brilliant INTO THE WOODS Weaving everyone’s favorite fairy tales together, this delightful, dark, and witty musical asks: What happens AFTER happily ever after?

In this story, you will see many of the fairy tale characters that you have grown to love come to life in one epic story. These characters include Cinderella, her Prince, her wicked Stepmother and Stepsisters, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk), Rapunzel, and her Prince. All of these tales are woven together by an original story that involves a Baker and his Wife – and their wish to begin a family sets off a series of twisted events within the confines of the dark woods.

“Audiences have a very unique opportunity to see two versions of INTO THE WOODS in two different mediums, all within a month of each other,” said Kyrus Keenan Westcott, the production’s director and choreographer, “and The Kelsey Theatre provides a unique, intimate space that allows for theater-goers to be fully immersed in this epic and extraordinary story.”

The live production features a unique and diverse cast that will surely take audiences by storm. The show stars Ben Menahem (Plainsboro, NJ) as Cinderella’s Prince, Bill Weir (Chalfont, PA) as the Narrator, Christina Kosyla (Lawrence, NJ) as Cinderella, Frank Ferrara (West Windsor, NJ) as The Steward, Jenna O’Neill (Hamilton, NJ) as The Witch, Jennifer Winn (Ewing, NJ) as Jack’s Mother, John Zimmerman (Hamilton, NJ) as The Baker, Julie Stein (Monroe, NJ) as Florinda, Kara Wilson (Rahway, NJ) as The Baker’s Wife, Karl Weigand (Lawrence, NJ) as Jack, Kyla Mostello Donnelly (Levittown, PA) as Cinderella’s Stepmother, Kevin Palardy (Doylestown, PA) as Rapunzel’s Prince, Misha Barker (Plainsboro, NJ) as Rapunzel, Natalie Romeo (Piscataway, NJ) as Little Red Riding Hood, E. Nicole Spadafino (Flemington, NJ) as Milky White Puppeteer, and Taylor Lloyd (Hamilton, NJ) as Lucinda.

The show is directed and choreographed by Kyrus Keenan Westcott (Hamilton, NJ), and musically directed by Mike Gilch (Princeton, NJ). The rest of the creative team includes set design by Bryan Schendlinger, costume design by Rusty Miller, stage management by Sally Page, sound design by Wayne Irons, properties by Dottie Farina, and lighting design by Vicki Kaiser.

Tickets for Into the Woods are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and $14 for students and children. Free parking is available next to the theater. Tickets and additional show information can be found by visiting and then clicking on the INTO THE WOODS link.



Theater/Organization The Pennington Players/The Kelsey Theatre
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Theater/Organization Address: 1200 Old Trenton Road West Windsor, New Jersey 08550 (Map It)
Theater/Organization Phone: (609)570-3333

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