Sunday, December 1, 2013


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Music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Nook by James Lapine
Directed by Fuzz Roark
Musical direction by Michael Tan

WHEN: November 22 - December 22, Friday & Saturday at 8 PM; Sunday at 2 PM, Special Children's Matinees (Children under age 12) Saturdays at 4 PM*
Spotlighters Theatre,
817 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore
Adults $20; Seniors
$18; Students & Military $16
Ten Spot Thursday - ALL TICKETS JUST $10:  Thursday, Dec 12, 2013 at 8 PM no other discounts apply.
Talk Back with Cast & Director:  Sunday, Dec 8, 2013 immediately following the performance.

  • An Ambivalent Cinderella?    
  • A blood-thirsty Little Red Riding Hood? 
  • A Prince Charming with a roving eye?
  • A Witch ... who raps?

They're all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairy tale.  When a Baker and his Wife learn they've been cursed with childlessness by the Witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects—a cow as white as milk... a cape as red as blood... hair as yellow as  corn... a slipper as pure as gold—required to break the spell.

Swindling, lying and stealing from Cinderella (with the slipper as pure  as gold), Little Red Riding hood (with a cape as red as blood) Rapunzel (with the hair as yellow as corn) and Jack (the one who climbed the beanstalk - with the cow as white as milk).

Everyone's wish is granted at the end of Act One but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later, with disastrous results. A Giant (A female Giant, that is) steps down from the heavens and straight upon some beloved characters. It takes a few lives before the survivors realize that they have to act altogether in order to succeed. Thus, what begins a lively irreverent fantasy becomes a moving lesson  about community responsibility and the stories we tell our children.

Special Children's Matinee Performances
Act1 (Only for Children under age 12) will be presented on Saturdays at 4 PM during the run of the performances.    Tickets $12


Witch  -  Evangeline  Ridgaway
Baker  -  Michael Rostek
Baker's Wife  -  Tiffany Spaulding
Cinderella  -  Meryem Ahmadian

Jack  -  Sean Dynan
Little Red  -  Isabel Gordon
Narrartor/Mysterous Man  -  John Hurley
Rapunzel  -  Claire Iverson
Wolf / Cinderella's Prince  -  Juan Rodriguez
Rapunzel's Prince  -  Brian Kraszewski
Cinderella's Step-Mother  -  Christina Holmes
Florinda  -  Autumn Boyle
Lucinda  -  Rachel Verhaaren
Jack's Mother  -  Gillian Kramer
Cinderella's  Father  -  Micah Chalmer
Footman/Steward  -  Patrick Gorirossi
Cinderella's Mother/Red's Grandma  -  Claire Iverson

Creative Team:

Director - Fuzz Roark
Musical Director - Michael Tan
Stage Manager - Brandon Shaw
Set Design & Scenic Art - Alan Zemla
Costume Design - Laura Nicholson
Lighting Design - Brad J. Ranno