Into the Woods at Bryan College

woods-signage-date-768x432Written By: Madison Keck and Weslee Clark

In just a few short weeks, the Bryan College theatre department will begin the showing of Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim, and the cast could not be more excited. Teagan Hughes, a sophomore musical theatre major told us, “I really wanted to audition for this show because it is such an iconic one, and I`m so excited to be playing the part of the witch.”

This has always been a popular show, but ever since the movie came out in 2014, theatres around the country have been even more eager to perform it. “This is going to be a great show, but it`s also going to be very interesting show to perform,” quoted Shelbi Metts, a senior majoring in theatre arts. Metts concluded with this statement: “Although this is a difficult show, I am very excited to see everyone’s reactions once they see it. All the hard work will pay off.”

And just like Metts mentioned, with such a difficult show comes a lot of hours of hard practice, and late night rehearsals. One of the most difficult things about the show is the music. We asked Dr. Vaughn Cordona, the musical director of the show, how he goes about helping students through the process of learning their music. He responded, “It starts with an organized rehearsal process and schedule. I like to set high expectations from the get go, and help along the way.”

Needless to say, the cast and crew is very enthusiastic to perform the show, and are thrilled about opening night. The dates of the show are October, 27th– 29th at 7:30. Tickets are $7 for the Bryan community, $9 for non-Bryan students, and $11 for adults. You can purchase tickets from Darlene Lestmann on the third floor of Rudd. Come and support the Bryan theatre department, with a night filled with fun and fairytales. See you there!