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Fi Fo Fo Fum, Here Comes a Giant of a Show!

Tavis Bancroft as Jack - Photography by Mark Duffus Photography
Tavis Bancroft as Jack - Photography by Mark Duffus Photography

Savoyards @ The Star is bringing ‘Into the Woods’ to the Star Theatre, Manly, this March for a very limited season.

“Be careful what you wish for” seems to be the ongoing theme in Stephen Sondheim
and James Lapine’s Brothers Grimm inspired musical, ‘Into the Woods’. Following a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to go to the King’s Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give some milk. The Baker
and his wife are visited by the Witch next door, who reveals to them that she placed a
curse on their family. They set off on a journey into the woods to reverse the curse. In
the woods, we also meet Little Red, who is trying to visit her grandmother, the Wolf
with an insatiable appetite, Rapunzel lonely and locked in a tower, and two handsome
Princes chasing love and adventure. By the end of Act I, everyone has gotten their
wish and dreams of living happily ever after. But will it last?

This is the first time Brisbane Community Theatre company Savoyards is producing this show and regular Savoyards performer, Vanessa Wainwright, is swapping the stage for the Director’s seat.

“Into the Woods is one of my favourite musicals and it is so exciting to be part of bringing this production to the Savoyards community. I have loved this show for so long that I jumped at the chance to be able to direct this show for Savoyards at the Star.”
Vanessa Wainwright
Director

The production will star Warryn James as the Narrator, Andrew Dark as the Baker, Astin Hammermeister as the Baker’s Wife and Jacqui Cuny as The Witch among other wonderful Brisbane talent.

Lara Boyle as Cinderella - Photography by Mark Duffus Photography
Lara Boyle as Cinderella - Photography by Mark Duffus Photography

Savoyards @ The Star is an initiative that has been developed to provide opportunities

for the public and Savoyards Alumni to broaden their skills and knowledge in
theatrical production by welcoming them to be part of the production team. This
includes experience in directing, choreographing, musical direction, lighting, prop
design, set design, sound design, stage management, costuming and the like with the
support of our expert Savoyards production teams.

Featuring a cast of 17 fabulous Brisbane performers and held in the intimate Star
Theatre, Manly in the beautiful Brisbane bayside, this musical will take you on a
magical journey Into The Woods.

The season runs from 7th-14th March and tickets are available from 5th February 2020 online at www.savoyards.com.au

Paige McKay as Little Red Riding Hood - Photography by Mark Duffus Photography (2).jpg
Paige McKay as Little Red Riding Hood - Photography by Mark Duffus Photography