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BC’s production of ‘Into the Woods’ re-imagines classic fairy tales

Cinderella, played by Alisa White, stands with her Prince Charming, Jack LaVigne, while the witch, Elle Luts, looks on. All will perform in Bethlehem High School’s 2013 production of “Into the Woods.”

Cinderella, played by Alisa White, stands with her Prince Charming, Jack LaVigne, while the witch, Elle Luts, looks on. All will perform in Bethlehem High School’s 2013 production of “Into the Woods.” Photo by Marcy Velte.

— Senior Alisa White, who plays Cinderella, said the story is more fast-paced and exciting then some may expect.

“This is about being careful what you wish for; I think that’s the moral,” she said. “Every different character has their own moral, but that’s the overall one. As people, we are constantly wishing for things, but we need to be accepting of what we have.”

Eventually the story morphs into something new, and unlike most fairy tales, not all of the characters have a happy ending.

Yeara warns that some of the characters do die, and the story may not be for younger audiences.

“It’s a bit morbid and graphic, but this also isn’t “The Walking Dead,” said Yeara.

The production will rely heavily on the special effects created by student lighting and sound designer Chris Uhl. The sets were designed by Bill Morrison. The production has a cast of 30 and a crew of 20, with music and choreography by Jason and Lindsay Dashew.

White said she finds her character of Cinderella very relatable. As a high school student, she still isn’t sure what she wants out of life, and she feels the thinks the young princess would feel the same way about the prince pursuing her.

“It’s been a good experience just to be able to use my own life just to put into the character,” she said.

“Into the Woods” runs April 11, 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. and April 14 at 2 p.m. in the BCHS auditorium. Tickets are $10 adults and $8 for seniors, students and veterans. Visit www.stage700.org for more details.

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