More Thoughts on Favorite Moments

We had a couple more cast members chime in on their favorite lines/lyrics:

Ben Buchanan – Wolf:

“I really dig the line ‘Goodbye Mister Wolf!’
Because she has no idea she’s just been sweet on the thing that is about to lead to her and her grandmother’s double homicide.

Granted, it doesn’t take long for that meddling baker to come along. But you have to take these victories while you have them.
To be honest, I really try hard not to compare it to a heavy episode of Scooby Doo. Except for the fact that if it were, I’d be getting a Scooby Snack.
Or maybe a sandwich.
Neither of which are provided.

Can you really blame the Wolf, in that case? “

Gene Chin – Baker

“My favorite lines:

Sondheim’s clever use of vegetable vocabulary. It’s a Veggie Rap!!!

‘Greens, greens and nothing but greens:
Parsley, peppers, cabbages and celery,
Asparagus and watercress and
Fiddleferns and lettuce-!


Rooting through my rutabaga,
Raiding my arugula

And ripping up my rampion’”

 

Lots of fun stuff in the Gallery too!!

Favorite Moments

Our Director, Mark, asked us to put together a little something about our favorite lines in the show that our character didn’t say.

Here are some thoughts:

Traci – The Witch

“But if life were only Moments, then you’d never know you had one.” – Baker’s Wife

I think if I had to choose just one line, I would be debating with myself forever. But I think this is one of my favorites not said by the Witch.

It goes a long with the whole”you don’t know the good without the bad” theme that seems to be popping up again and again in my life.

You truly have to go through Hell to be able to appreciate Heaven. And the Character’s from this show have been to Hell and back, and now are wandering blindly through the Woods trying to find someplace safe. Cinderella’s Prince has just rocked the foundations of the Baker’s Wife’s life, and she is realizing that you have to have moments occasionally to truly appreciate the in-between times.

It’s a good lesson for all of us, that even is “now” seems bad, just think how much better it will make “soon” seem once you get there.

 

Cathy Becker – Grandmother

“Just remembering you’ve had an AND, when your back to OR, makes the OR mean more than it did before. Now I understand, and it’s time to leave the woods.” – Baker’s Wife

When Mark asked us to share a favorite passage from a song that we don’t sing, my first thought was of the Baker’s wife’s song from Moments in the Woods. I really love Sondheim’s sentiment here, and of course, the clever, humorous and touching way he conveys his message. After having her romantic encounter with the Prince she sings Moments in the Woods.

 

Emily Westlund – Little Red Ridinghood

“Now I have two friends, a cow and a harp!” – Jack

My favorite line is when Jack says, “Now I have two friends, a cow and a harp!” It just makes me laugh because his cow is one of his best friends and an inanimate object is the other! He is so excited about this cow and I think it is funny that he never mentions any friends that are humans until the end when he asks Little Red Riding Hood to be his friend. It’s just a funny line!

 

Also!! Check out new Photos in the Gallery!!

New photos and Bios added!

It’s been a few days, but we are a week into blocking and it is going AMAZINGLY!!

Check out the Gallery for more photos and almost all of the Bios are up!

We will have some really nice photos and video clips from our Very Own Austin VanderPlaat!

Stay Tuned!

The momentum is picking up!!!

Be sure to get your tickets SOON!! Get them HERE!

A Couple New Photos! And Who’s Fault is it anyway?!?

We have added just a couple of candids of one of our vocal rehearsals in the Gallery. We will have more bios and photos up by the end of this week!

A couple of thoughts from one of our Cast members:

“Things are really starting to roll! We worked on one of the hardest songs in the show last night.

If you are not familiar with the song “Your Fault” here is the original Broadway Cast killing it:

It all seems very simple when you watch it done by others, but the sheer amount of COUNTING that has to happen to make all of these little bits line up is kind of mind boggling.

It starts with Jack and the Baker arguing over who’s fault it is that the Giant has come to their land. Then Little Red decides to take sides and Cinderella and the Witch get pulled in as well.

It all builds to all four of them blaming the Witch for raising the Beans in the first place.

It was a little rough at first when Cody, Gene, Alexis and I were trying it out, but we worked it really hard and the first time we got all the way through to the end at nearly full tempo without a mistake I literally whooped out loud I was so excited.

Hearing the chords and the words line up just the way they are supposed to is magical. It’s like when you are tuning and instrument and you can hear the warble in the notes change as they get closer and closer together then it all clicks and you wonder how you ever heard any way but that way before.

It’s and amazing experience getting to hear this show, which is my favorite, and one of the reasons I got into theatre and acting in the first place, come to life right before my eyes. I’m learning to love, and sometimes bemusedly despise these characters and all their flaws all over again! It’s quite the trip!!” -Traci Knights

A Beautiful Interpretation!!

One of the amazing things about theatre, is that you can have so many interpretations of any one piece! The possibilities can be endless!

Available from Digital Theatre is a beautiful rendition by Regent Park’s Open Air Theatre!