"Into the Woods"

From left: Jack (Katelyn Shaw of Morrisville), Rapunzel (Annalise Durocher of Fairfax), Cinderella (Jennifer Benjamin of Morristown), and Little Red Riding Hood (Holly Ray Sherrer of St. Albans) appear in Lamoille County Player’s production of “Into the Woods” July 18 to 28, at the historic Hyde Park Opera House.

The Lamoille County Players continue their 67th season with the Tony-award winning musical “Into the Woods,” Thursday to Saturday, July 18 to 20 and July 25 to 27 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, July 21 and 28, at 2 p.m. at the Hyde Park Opera House, 85 Main St.

The musical is a mature, modern twist on the Brothers Grimm fairy tales, tied together by an original story involving a baker (Dave Gabaree), his wife (Alicia Banach) and the witch (Julianna Banach) who has put a curse on them. On their journey to lift the curse, the baker and his wife meet fairy tale characters including the Big Bad Wolf (Candice Bryan-Broe, also playing the Narrator), Cinderella (Jennifer Benjamin), Little Red Riding Hood (Holly Ray Sherrer), Jack (Katelyn Shaw), and Rapunzel (Annalise Durocher).

Other cast members include Julie Banach, Arianna Belfield, Taylor Cammer, Beth Carrier, Aidan Hamilton, Becky Laird, Doug McGown, Michael McLure, Becky Millard, Danny Miller, Marcy Perrotte, Anna Sargent and Audrey Teague.

Catie Smith of Cambridge directs the production, with music direction by A.J. Banach of Colchester and choreography by Holly Sherrer of St. Albans. Musicians include A.J. Banach, Anthony Barrows, Shaun Booher, Bailey Brown, Kelly Daige, Madeline Daly, Patricia Fitzgerald, Makayla Jones, Jody Racht and Lauren Zwonik.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for students and seniors age 60 and up. All tickets for the 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, July 21, are $10. Tickets are available online at lcplayers.com. The box office (888-4507) opens an hour before each performance.

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