PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Day With The Baker's Wife! Arielle Jacobs Takes Us Backstage at Into the Woods, With Tituss Burgess as The Witch
The musical, which is directed by Justin Fortunato, marks the inaugural production of DreamCatcher Theatre, a South Florida-based company led by the brother-sister team of Natalie and J.J. Caruncho. Performances are scheduled through Feb. 15 in Miami's Carnival Studio Theater.
The cast is headed by Broadway actor Tituss Burgess as the Witch, the role created on Broadway by Tony winner Bernadette Peters. Burgess will play the role as written. The company also includes J.J. Caruncho (Baker), Arielle Jacobs (Baker’s Wife), Annemarie Rosano (Cinderella), Magan Dee Yantko (Little Red Riding Hood), Bruno Vida (Jack), Laura Turnbull (Jack’s Mother), Laura Hodos (Step Mother), Cristina Flores’ (Florinda), Elaine Flores (Lucinda), Marina Pires (Rapunzel), Justin John Moniz (Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf), Matthew Janisse (Rapunzel’s Prince), Elizabeth Dimon (Granny/Giant), Jeni Hacker’s (Cinderella’s Mother), Oscar Cheda’s (Cinderella’s Father), Roland Rusinek’s (Steward), Wayne Legette (Narrator/Mysterious Man), Kelsey Flynn’s (Sleeping Beauty) and Annette Navarro (Snow White).
Into the Woods, according to press notes, "takes place in the fairytale kingdom of the Brothers Grimm where, once upon a time, a baker (J.J. Caruncho) and his wife (Arielle Jacobs) were sent on a quest into the woods by a mysterious witch (Tituss Burgess). Thrust into a world of magic and adventure, they find their story intertwined with a group of legendary characters including Cinderella (Annemarie Rosano), Little Red Riding Hood (Magan Dee Yantko), and a certain young man named Jack (Bruno Vida) who happens to have some very magical beans."
The production also has music direction by Robert Neumeyer, choreography by Kiesha Lalama, set design by April Soroko, costume design by Alberto Arroyo, lighting design by Bryan Kaschube, sound design by Rich Szczublewski and prop design by Jodi Dellaventura. Ron Castonguay is the conductor.
Tickets are $50 and may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722 or online at arshtcenter.org.