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INTO THE WOODS Opens this Weekend at The DIXIE

4/12/2010
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bethel
(McKENZIE, TN) A beautiful princess, Little Red Ridinghood, Prince Charming who is not-so-charming, and a witch...who raps is just a touch of what audiences will experience this weekend at The Dixie Carter Performing Arts and Enrichment Center in Huntington, TN. They're all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairy tale.
When a aker (Mike Murphy) and his wife (Jessica Montoya) learn they've been cursed with childlessness by the witch (Erika Blake) next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects required to break the spell, encountering many other characters along the way including Cinderella (Brittney Ham), Little Red (Lindsay Bowman), Rapunzel (Cayley Thompson) and Jack(Drew Montoya), the one who climbed the beanstalk. Everyone's wish is granted at the end of Act One, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later, with disastrous results. What begins as a lively irreverent fantasy in the style of "The Princess Bride" becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility, family, and the stories we tell our children.
The combination of amazing performers, an outstanding orchestra, and ravishing costumes will leave audiences in awe. With the help of Jasmine Sterling, a professional costumer from Hollywood, the costumes for this show have a professional edge. Jasmine is currently residing in both Los Angeles, Calif. and in Paris, Tenn. During her time here in West Tennessee, she spends her time doing contract work locally and in Nashville. Some of her credits include lead fashion stylist for Dillard Department Stores seasonal campaigns, Ugly Betty, Deal or no Deal, and multiple country artists. “Jasmine brings a professional eye and a high standard of excellence to our costuming,” said Director Brian Hill. “We are lucky to have such a talented and skilled person to contribute her abilities to this show. Her work will be evident the moment the first character steps on stage!”
Shows will be April 16-18. A special 'Bethel-only' show is scheduled for Thursday evening, April 15. Tickets are available by calling The DIXIE box office at 731-986-2100, or by going online to www.dixiepac.net. Friday and Saturday night shows will begin at 7:00 pm and the Sunday matinee begins at 2:00 pm. All seats are reserved and tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for children and seniors. Contact The Dixie box office for specifics on tickets.