No fancy title this time, just letting you know that this blog is about the play “Into the Woods.” The Fort Osage Theater Department performed this musical this past fall. It was great! You all missed out if you didn’t go see it. I’m blessed to be allowed early access and photographic freedom several nights. Here are some of the images I captured, some of the thoughts I had, and some of my favorite quotes.
My daughter has plans to go to college for Theater Tech. She does such an amazing job being responsible and working to make sure the show goes on as planned. Here she is running the light board.
The amount of time in rehearsal that the drama department puts in for three nights of a show astounds me. If you want to be good, I guess you need to practice!
No musical would ever be possible without the pit orchestra. These kiddos amaze me. Not only are they rehearsing for marching band, but this as well!
Getting the mics on and off at the write times is very difficult. The booth needs every bit as much work as the actors do.
Narrator: “Once upon a time… in a far off kingdom… lived a young maiden…”
Cinderella: “I wish... More than anything... More than life... More than jewels...”
Jack's Mother: "You foolish child! What in heaven's name are you doing with a cow inside the house?"
Jack: "A warm environment might just be what Milky-White needs to produce his milk!"
Jack's Mother: "It's a she! How many times do I have to tell you? Only shes can give milk!"
Witch: “It's your father's fault that the curse got placed and the place got cursed in the first place.”
Little Red Riding Hood: “I have no fear... Nor no one should... The woods are just trees...
The trees are just wood...”
Wolf: “There's no possible way… To describe how you feel… When you're talking to your meal!”
Cinderella: “But then what if he knew who you were… When you know that you're not what he thinks that he wants?”
Little Red Riding Hood: “Nice is different than good.”
Rapunzel's Prince: “You know nothing of madness 'til you're climbing her hair...”
Rapunzel: “I'm not longer a child. I wish to see the world.”
Jack’s Mother: Enough! Promise me, son, you won’t leave your surroundings!
Jack: But Mother, I’m a man now.
Jack’s Mother: You’re still a little boy in your mother’s eyes. I want you to promise…Promise!
Jack: I promise.
Bakers Wife: “We can't do this, you have a princess! and I have a... a baker…”
Jack's Mother: "You be careful with your children."
Baker's Wife: "I have no children."
Jack's Mother: "That's okay, too."
Cinderella: “Mother cannot guide you…Now you're on your own…”
Baker’s Wife: “Sometimes people leave you halfway through the wood… Do not let it grieve you, No one leaves for good… You are not alone… No one is alone...”
Baker: Shhh... Once upon a time... in a far-off kingdom... there lived a young maiden... a sad young lad... and a childless baker... with his wife...
Witch: “Careful the things you say… Children will listen... Careful the things you do… Children will see… And learn... Children may not obey… But children will listen... Children will look to you… For which way to turn… To learn what to be…”