June 24-25: Local students on stage in Into the Woods in Ponte Vedra

The cast of Into the Woods, on stage at 2 and 8 p.m. June 24-15 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Contributed image

The cast of Into the Woods, on stage at 2 and 8 p.m. June 24-15 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Contributed image

 

From Apex Studio Theatre

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – The Apex Theatre Studio will present Stephen Sondheim’s Into The Woods on June 24th and 25th at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, located at 1050 A1A North in Ponte Vedra Beach.

In its first act, this playful riff on traditional Grimm’s fairy tales recounts in hilarious fashion the trajectories of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel as they struggle to live “happily ever after.”

During its second half, the work plunges deeper into the meaning of happiness and contentment with a mixture of compassion and humor. Ultimately, the play’s haunting epilogue delivers a thoughtful message of what it is parents decide to tell their children.

“This is our third year, and our advanced level artists wanted to take on a challenge,” Ian Mairs said, producer for Apex Theatre Studio. “It doesn’t get anymore stimulating than Sondheim.”

Vocal director and co-producer Matt Morgan added, “It is a pleasure to scale such musical heights with these performers because they bring energy and passion to their work. But I made it clear from the start; this music would push them out of their comfort zone.”

A cast of 16 college and high school students was chosen from over 50 applicants. Schools represented in this year’s production include University of Florida, Florida State University, the University of Central Florida and Flagler College as well as area high schools such as Nease, Stanton, Episcopal and Douglas Anderson School of the Arts.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the box office of the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in advance, or one hour prior to each performance. Go to www.pvconcerthall.com

IF YOU GO

  • WHAT: Into The Woods Musical
  • WHEN: Friday, June 24th at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, June 25th at 2:00pm (Matinee Performance) and 8:00 p.m. (Evening Performance)
  • WHERE: Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
  • TICKETS: $25.00 – General Admission Reserved Seating; $20.00 – Students and Seniors
  • WEBSITE: www.apextheatrejax.com; www.apextheatrejax.com

 

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