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Event (Edmonton): Into the Woods – Victoria School of the Arts

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Event (Edmonton): Into the Woods – Victoria School of the Arts

Victoria School of the Arts’ theatre students welcome you on an adventure to Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s INTO THE WOODS, which runs at Victoria School’s Eva O. Howard Auditorium (101 Street & Kingsway Avenue) March 13-15 at 7pm. Tickets are only $15 and are available by calling the Box Office at 780-392-3534.

In addition, the Victoria School Foundation for the Arts hosts its final fundraising gala performance Saturday, March 16 at 7:00 pm. Tickets for the Gala Performance are $100 and include a catered reception and incredible silent auction. All proceeds raised support the Foundation’s master class series and scholarships program.

Into the Woods follows the journeys of Cinderella, Jack the Giant Killer, Little Red Riding Hood and the Baker and his Wife as they venture out to make their wishes come true.  Hampered by life’s wolves, giants and witches, they eventually return home having achieved their happy ever after.  In the second act, they return once again to the woods, and are held to account for the toll that their individual actions have taken.

“The greatest joy in working on this show,” says director Greg Dowler-Coltman, “is to watch the students make true discoveries, about themselves as performers and about the deep and resonant themes that are represented in the journeys of the characters.” 

“I’ve never had to work harder for anything in my life,” says grade 12 student Owen Hamilton who plays The Narrator, “and I’ve never wanted anything more.”  Of the collaborative nature of putting a production onstage, company member Anna Irwin-Borg (Jack’s Mother) is inspired “daily by the amount of work and dedication that every team member has put into this production.”

The production features actor/singers, musicians and technicians from grades 10-12, mentored through a collaborative process.  The collaboration on this show has also included the artistic support of animation and design students from Guru Digital Arts.  These connections help to link Victoria students with the professional and educational community beyond the school.

For more information about our production of Into the Woods, please visit www.victoria-school.ca.

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