CYT Chicago: NW Cook Presents...

Be careful what you wish for as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical.  Into the Woods JR. features all of your favorite characters – Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.

The musical centers on a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever.

Please call for handicap seating. School field trip ticketing information is available here.

Dates / Times:

  • Wednesday, Feb 20th @ 9:30am  
  • Wednesday, Feb 20th @ 11:45am  
  • Friday, Feb 22nd @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 23rd @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 23rd @ 6:00pm
  • Sunday, Feb 24th @ 2:00pm
  • School Days Performance

Ticket Prices:

* Prices may vary by performance.

All ticket sales are final.

Prairie Lakes Community Center:

515 E. Thacker St., Des Plaines, IL 60018

Show Notes:

Congrats to the Cast of Into the Woods.  So proud of every one and the hard work you all put into your auctions and callbacks.  The directors and I can’t wait to journey Into the Woods with you.
Below is the Cast List.  Please remember there is no rehearsal next weekend (December 7 & 8).  We will start on the 14th.  I will post more information on the callboard early this coming week.
Thank you all for being so awesome this weekend.

Into The Woods Cast List:

Elisha Azcoitia
Baker’s Wife:
Jessica Schneider
Annalise Panken
Michelle Nagle
Little Red Riding Hood:
Megan Ferro
Jackson Clark
Jack’s Mother:
Jeri-Ann Day
Milky White:
Rachel Fitzgerald
Marie Tako
Rapunzel’s Prince:
Andrew Cox*
Cinderella’s Prince:
Josh Fermin*
The Wolf/Beast:
Matthew Tomaszewski*
Narrator - Rye:
Elly Moldovan
Narrator - Jackson:
Sean Fielding
Narrator - Ruby:
Ela Sommer
Narrator - Ella:
Rosemary Heckard
Narrator - Harriet:
Eily Nelson
Mysterious Man:
Matthew Nagle
Cinderella’s Stepmother:
Meredith McDonough*
Kayla Walton*
Amanda Pilotte*
Cinderella’s Steward:
Caleb Pilafas*
Rapunzel’s Steward:
Landon Bond *
Cinderella’s Father/Geppetto:
Matthew Eshaya*
Cinderella’s Mother/Tree Spirit:
Holly Aiello
Mary Fitzgerald
Tree Spirits:
Elena Azcoitia
Amadea Christian
Sofia Herrera
Brianna Hughes
Kayla Joyner
Micah Morales
Mikayla Patten
Katie Ryerson
Kayln Zitsch

Storybook Characters

Little Red’s Mother
Jenna Vander Ark
Papa Bear:
Ray Sulak
Mama Bear:
Lauren Lura
Baby Bear:
Grace Crawford
Grace Asper
Goldilocks’ Mother
Mia Patla
3 Pigs
Pig 1: Emma Schuth
Pig 2: Annabelle Otto
Pig 3: Hope Bitter
Big Bad Wolf:
Nathan Brumby
Timmy Sulak
Molly Dittmer
Hansel and Gretel’s Mother
Gabby Rukstales
Leena Lugo
Courtney Murphy*
Wolfpack/Ballroom dancer:
Savannah Bensing*
Margot Burm*
Jeremiah Gascho*
Paige Kelley*
Gabriella Sandoval*
Madeline Schmika*
Megan Sulak*
Snow White:
Bethany Littauer*
Ashton Bond*
7 Dwarfs
Dwarf 1: Hailey Habeeb
Dwarf 2: Mikayla Chance
Dwarf 3: Brooke Neri
Dwarf 4: Addison Crawford
Dwarf 5: Olivia Cheeks
Dwarf 6: Liv Lura 
Dwarf 7: Grace Younglove
Sophia Gillespie
Delaney Marquette
Arianna Olivares
Linzey Lucas
Rachael Stark
Thea Bond
Mareea Bond
Antonia Gomez
Daniela Herrera
Jayla Matarazzo
*Denotes Ballroom Dancers