Fine Arts Department Presents Sondheim’s “Into The Woods”

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Bailey Diamond

Big Night: The opening night for "Into the Woods" is this Thursday. Shown here are the cast members: Front row: Leah Overstreet; second row: Nicole Spektor, Katherine Atkinson, Gillian Schuh; Third row: Taylor Diamond, Mitch Gerding, Devon Gates, Lenox Johnson.

At long last, The North Atlanta Fine Arts Department is happy to present its Spring Musical, “Into the Woods.” Performances will be held in the school’s Linda Stevenson Theater on Thursday, March 16; Friday, March 17; Saturday, March 18. All shows will be held at 7:00.

Stephen Sondheim’s cautionary tale, “Into the Woods” tells the story of an age old narrative brought to life through the eyes of fictional characters we all know and love. The musical tells the story of a baker and his wife attempting to undo a spell cast on their family by an evil witch years before. Throughout the tale, their journey crosses paths with characters such as Little Red Riding-hood, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel. The audience will have to watch with caution as this musical tells no ordinary tale; however the gripping story captivates its listeners and passes on wisdom to last generations like any good fairytale should.

The Tony Award-winning Broadway classic has made its name as an unchallenged staple in the performance world. The North Atlanta cast features actors including Mitch Gerding as The Baker, Katharine Atkinson as The Baker’s Wife, Taylor Diamond as Jack, Nicole Spektor as Little Red Riding-hood, Devon Gates as Rapunzel Cole Bickerstaff as Mysterious Man, Gillian Schuh as Cinderella, Leah Overstreet as the Narrator and Lenox Johnson as The Witch. (Other actors include: Lili Hurst, Bailey Driver, Chloe Senter, Dargan Cole, DeAndre Brown, Emmet Galloway, Fiona Liu, Jake Anderson, Judah, Kennedy, Loreley Nava, Noelia German, Sydney Blackburn , Emma Albright and Tabitha Randklev). All students have put in months of tireless work and dedication and are excited for the student body to come see the show.

Tickets, which will be sold at the theater door and are $5 for North Atlanta students, staff and adults. All members of the North Atlanta community are encouraged to come and support classmates at the show.