By Carey Purcell
12 Jul 2014
Fiasco Theater's production, which originated at McCarter Theatre Center, officially opens July 17. Performances continue through Aug. 10.
Directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, the acting company includes Jessie Austrian (Baker's Wife), Noah Brody (Lucinda, Wolf, Cinderella's Prince), Matt Castle (Pianist), Alison Cimmet (Witch), Paul L. Coffey (Mysterious Man), Andy Grotelueschen (Milky White, Florinda, Rapunzel's Prince), Liz Hayes (Cinderella's Stepmother, Jack's Mother), Claire Karpen (Cinderella, Granny), Patrick Mulryan (Jack, Steward), Ben Steinfeld (Baker) and Emily Young (Little Red Ridinghood, Rapunzel).
"One of the greatest musicals of all time returns in triumph to its birthplace, nearly three decades after its world premiere at The Old Globe, in an inventive new production from the critically acclaimed Fiasco Theater that originated at McCarter Theatre Center," press notes state. "Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning masterpiece weaves together beloved fairy tales, then ventures into the unknown territory of life after 'happily ever after.' Directors Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld conjure a mythical world of theatrical invention where an ordinary rope becomes Jack's famous beanstalk, a ladder becomes Rapunzel's enchanted tower, and the power of transformation creates a beguiling theatre of the imagination."
The creative team includes Lisa Shriver (choreographer), Derek McLane (scenic design), Whitney Locher (costume design), Tim Cryan (lighting design), Darron L West (sound design) and Matt Castle (music director, orchestrations). Michael Perlman is associate director, and Marcy Victoria Reed is stage manager.
A film adaptation of the musical will be released Dec. 25.
The Old Globe is located in San Diego's Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. Tickets and more information are available by calling (619) 23-GLOBE or visiting TheOldGlobe.org.
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