Grammy and Daytime Emmy winner John McDaniel, as previously reported, will direct and conduct Into the Woods: In Concert for the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts. The Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musical will be presented March 8 at 8 PM and March 9 at 2 PM and 8 PM. The performances will include limited staging, sets, and costumes, and actors may perform with scripts-in-hand.
Newly announced for the concerts are Tony nominee Melissa Errico as the Baker's Wife, Tony nominee Constantine Maroulis as Cinderella's Prince and the Wolf, Ali Ewoldt as Cinderella, Alan Muraoka as the Narrator and Mysterious Man, Ayla Schwartz as Little Red Riding Hood, Tyler Jones as Jack, and Darren Ritchie as Rapunzel's Prince.
Non-Equity cast members include Alexandra Imbrosci as a Stepsister, Megan Gallagher as a Stepsister, Julia Bain as Cinderella's Stepmother, Jonathan Fluck as Cinderella's Father, Amy Jane Finnerty as Jack's Mother, James Schultz as the Steward, and Madison Wyatt as Rapunzel. The roles of the Baker and the Witch will be announced shortly.
The cast will be backed by a 15-piece band. Casting is by Stephen DeAngelis.
McDaniel was the music director and/or arranger for Broadway's Bonnie and Clyde, Catch Me If You Can, Brooklyn, Taboo, Annie Get Your Gun, Patti LuPone in Concert, Grease, and Company. He has frequently collaborated with Rosie O'Donnell, including as a producer and composer as well as her bandleader for her Emmy-winning talk show.
For tickets, priced $39-$69, visit PatchogueTheatre.org.
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