Fairy tale fun in Coronado performance

       A collaboration of Coronado High School drama, choir and orchestra students will perform “Into the Woods” in the new school auditorium Wednes-day to Saturday, Nov. 19-22. The stories of (from left) “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Jack and the Beanstalk” and “Cinderella” intertwine in “Into the 
Woods” Nov. 19-22.
Courtesy of Rioux Jordan
       Open to the public, the shows will be at 7 p.m. each night. Tickets are $10 at the door.
       According to stage manager Andrea Aiello, the cast consists of about 20 students and two teachers (drama instructor Elizabeth Kahn and choir director Jeff Hodur). Live music will be provided by orchestra members, directed by Mindi Loewen, in the auditorium's new orchestra pit.
       Written by Stephen Sondheim, “Into the Woods” is a two-act, “dark musical comedy,” Aiello said. “It is an organized mix of several different fairy tales, including 'Jack and the Beanstalk,' 'Little Red Riding Hood' and 'Cinderella.' Characters interact with each other while trying to get what they want and overcome challenges. The biggest test of all comes when their kingdom is inhabited by a giant.”
       The show, with intermission, is about 2 ˝ hours long.
       Coronado is at 1590 W. Fillmore St. For more information, call 328-3600.

Westside Pioneer/press release