Cast List Announced for 2018 Musical Into the Woods


Last year, the musical Beauty and the Beast filled the auditorium for both show nights. This year’s production of Into the Woods hopes to have the same attendance.

The cast list has just been posted for the musical and rehearsals have already started.

I’m humbled and honored to be given the title of Student Director for this musical. I feel that this musical will be great but challenging as well. I can’t wait to start working with everyone

— Junior Aary Wright

“This show is more of a challenge than Beauty and the Beast. There is more subtext and the music is more difficult. This is a college-level musical, but I know they can pull it off,” said show director Ms. Charlie Wynn.

This 1980’s musical contains many plots and characters. In the musical, under the curse of a witch, a baker and his wife are childless. Three days before the rise of a blue moon, they venture into the forest to find the ingredients that will reverse the spell and restore the witch’s beauty: a milk-white cow, hair as yellow as corn, a blood-red cape, and a slipper of gold. During their journey, they meet Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack, each one on a quest to fulfill a wish.

This musical won Tony Awards for Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in 1988. In 2002, it won Best Lighting Design and Best Revival of a Musical.

“This year is very exciting for me because I have never gotten a character role. I have always been in the ensemble, and now I finally get to wear a microphone,” said senior Morgan Bridges.

With a cast of over thirty students, this is a very challenging show for a small school.  Fortunately, there is a lot of talent to go around.

“I’m very excited that we are doing this play. I love the people in the show and how much fun we all have,” said junior Maqqel Kosoglow.

“I’m humbled and honored to be given the title of Student Director for this musical,” said student director Aary Wright, “I feel that this musical will be great but challenging as well. I can’t wait to start working with everyone.”

One of the stars of last years show, Brent McNeel is also excited for the show.

“This musical is going to be such a great learning experience. It’s not going to be easy, but it is going to be great,” said McNeel.

The performance will be April 13 and 14 in the Tyrone High School auditorium.  Tickets will be$8 for reserved seats and $6 general admission and will go on sale at the high school main office in March.  More details on ticket sales will be published in the Eagle Eye when available.

The full cast list is below:

Narrator –Logan McKernan

Cinderella Lindsey Walk

Jack Zackery Webster

Jack’s Mother Hannah Gampe

Baker Nick Vasbinder

Baker’s Wife Olivia Reese

Cinderella’s stepmother Ava Focht

Florinda Alexis Umholtz

Lucinda Kendall Markley

Cinderella’s father- Tyler Eaken

Little Red Ridinghood Erin McKenna

Witch Molly Harris

Cinderella’s mother/Ensemble Becca White

Mysterious Man Tyler Beckwith

Wolf Matt Beam

Granny Morgan Bridges

Rapunzel Maqqel Kosoglow

Rapunzel’s PrinceEthan White

Cinderella’s PrinceBrent McNeel

Steward Dean Grassi

Giant/Ensemble- Emma Hoover

Milky White Lillian Wise

Snow White Brittany Weaver

Sleeping Beauty Makenna Bauer

Ensemble/Storybook Characters

Momma Bear– Shyanne Webster

Papa Bear– Brandon Escala

Baby Bear– Scott Sessamen

Alice– Aaryanna Wright

GoldilocksLaura Kohler

Ensemble: Jamal Hicks, Cheyenne Weaver