After ten years of producing outstanding theatre for Greater Victoria audiences, The Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) Year III program, Company C returns to the magical and complex world of one of “Company C’s” inaugural productions, Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods”.
Winner of Tony awards for “Best Original Score” and “Best Book of a Musical”, “Into The Woods” has received several revivals on both Broadway and in London’s West End, and was made into a musical film by Walt Disney Pictures in 2014. The production (book by James Lepine and music by Sondheim) welcomes back classic fairy tale characters kicking off just as their tales ended with the words “and they lived happily ever after”. “We’re dealing with themes of love, growing up, and the consequences that follow when you achieve your heart’s desire just as we are about to graduate and launch our own careers”, says cast-member Lina Wahlstrom.
“Company C” welcomes, for the first time, renowned Canadian actor and director Sara-Jeanne Hosie, whose directing and choreographing credits include “Godspell” (Arts Club in Vancouver), “The Buddy Holly Story” (The Chemainus Theatre Festival), and “My Fair Lady” (The Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre). Fifteen of Canada’s most talented emerging artists will take on the stage roles and all aspects of the backstage production, with the guidance of local professionals including Musical Director Heather Burns and local musical theatre treasure Sarah Carlé, herself an alum of 2005’s original “Company C”.
Audience advisory: “Into the Woods” contains scenes of death and some sexual themes. For tickets and ticket information, contact the CCPA Box Office at 250-595-9970