Company of 'Into the Woods'. Photo by Scott Cooper

"Torontonians should count themselves lucky that TIFT brought its brilliant production of Into the Woods to town."

-Stage Door

"Tracy Michailidis...seeming to use up a whole pandemic’s worth of stored stage energy to dive into that character’s anguish...absolutely chilling..."

-The Globe and Mail

“…inventive in its presentation, creative, illuminating and accomplished...realizing Sondheim’s difficult piece.”  

-The Slotkin Letter

Into the Woods

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine

The masterful songs of Stephen Sondheim set in the fantastical world of these beloved Brothers Grimm characters as they search for their ‘happily ever after’.

Following two sold-out runs in Barrie, the company’s revival transferred to Toronto’s historic Winter Garden Theatre. This production was presented “In Concert,” highlighting the music, lyrics, and narrative of Sondheim and Lapine by selectively utilizing elements of choreography, costumes, and set pieces.

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CAST

2021

NOAH BEEMER Jack
TESS BENGER Cinderella
AIDAN deSALAIZ
Baker
GRIFFIN HEWITT
Cinderella's Prince & others
GERMAINE KONJI Little Red & Rapunzel (Winter Garden Theatre)
DEREK KWAN Mysterious Man
RICHARD LAM
Milky White & others
JAMIE McROBERTS
Baker's Wife
TRACY MICHAILIDIS
Witch
GLYNIS RANNEY Jack's Mother & others
KELSEY VERZOTTI Little Red & Rapunzel (Springwater Park)

TIFT Young Company (Winter Garden Theatre)

Brennan Bielefeld, Avery Da Cunha, Kayla Davids,
Laura Dumitrache, Emeline Edgett, Noa Gafni,
Owen Hinton, Lucas Kalechstein, Jesse Kline,
Isabel Silva
and Mazzy Toporoski

TIFT Young Company (Springwater Park)

Brennan Bielefeld, Brooklyn Chenard,
Griffin Dauphinee, Jack Dimou, Owen Hinton,
Matthew MacQuarrie-Cottle
and Charlee Rochon

2019

AIDAN deSALAIZ Baker
GRIFFIN HEWITT
Cinderella's Prince & others
ALANA HIBBERT Witch
RICHARD LAM Milky White & others
JAMIE McROBERTS
Baker's Wife
CHARLOTTE MOORE
Jack's Mother & others
JUSTIN STADNYK Jack
AMY SWIFT Little Red & Rapunzel
KRIS TRUELSEN Mysterious Man
KIMBERLY-ANN TRUONG Cinderella

TIFT Young Company

Claire Allen, Adam Ashby, Ellie Atton,
Sail Croker, Griffin Dauphinee, Arianna Goarley,
Emily Harvalik, Abigail Lelievre,
Matthew MacQuarrie-Cottle, Mary Jo Marshall,
Gaby Mirafuentes, Korol Pikulik,
Charlee Rochon, Jarod Tessier,
and Mary Witlib

CREATIVES

MICHAEL TORONTOW Director
WAYNE GWILLIM
Original Music Direction
LORI WATSON
Original Choreography
DAVID ANDREW REID New Choreography
JOE PAGNAN
Set and Lighting Designer
LAURA DELCHIARO
Costume Designer
MATT DAWSON
Sound Designer
JENNIFER WALLS Assistant Director
ECHO ZHOU Assistant Set and Lighting Designer
Band led by CHRIS TSUJIUCHI

Band (2021)

WAYNE GWILLIM Conductor, Piano
DENNIS KWOK Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet
EMILY HIEMSTRA Violin
ALYSSA WRIGHT Cello
JAMIE DRAKE Percussion

Band (2019)

WAYNE GWILLIM Conductor, Piano
PETER VOISEY Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet
VALERIE SELANDER Violin
ALYSSA WRIGHT Cello
JUSTIN HAN Percussion

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Winter Garden Theatre
October 28-30, 2021

Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Springwater Park
August 18-21, 2021

Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Georgian Theatre
November 15 - 24, 2019

Company of 'Into the Woods'. Photo by Scott Cooper
Company of 'Into the Woods'. Photo by Scott Cooper

Into the Woods

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine

The masterful songs of Stephen Sondheim set in the fantastical world of these beloved Brothers Grimm characters as they search for their ‘happily ever after’.

Following two sold-out runs in Barrie, the company’s revival transferred to Toronto’s historic Winter Garden Theatre. This production was presented “In Concert,” highlighting the music, lyrics, and narrative of Sondheim and Lapine by selectively utilizing elements of choreography, costumes, and set pieces.

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DATES
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Duration

2 hours and 35 minutes, plus one intermission

ADVISORY
schedule
tickets
COVID-19 Policy

The Province of Ontario requires proof of vaccination to attend all indoor theatre events. Please note that we will require:

-Proof of Vaccination & Valid ID upon entry.
-Patrons complete a Covid-19 Self-Assessment for contact tracing purposes.
-Patrons wear their mask at all times when in the building (except when actively eating or drinking)

Only book tickets if you have received your second vaccination at least 14 days prior to the performance. If you do not have proof of vaccination and proof of identity, unfortunately, you will not be allowed access to the building.

Free Admission Policy

A security charge of $0.01 CAD is required to validate booking. Patrons can cancel or reschedule up to 4 hours before the performance without charge. Please email admin@tift.ca to make any changes.

In the event a patron fails to cancel or make alternate changes and does not attend the performance, a $25.00 charge will be applied per ticket to the patron’s credit card. This charge will be used as a donation to the theatre and a tax receipt will be issued.

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CAST

2021

NOAH BEEMER Jack
TESS BENGER Cinderella
AIDAN deSALAIZ
Baker
GRIFFIN HEWITT
Cinderella's Prince & others
GERMAINE KONJI Little Red & Rapunzel (Winter Garden Theatre)
DEREK KWAN Mysterious Man
RICHARD LAM
Milky White & others
JAMIE McROBERTS
Baker's Wife
TRACY MICHAILIDIS
Witch
GLYNIS RANNEY Jack's Mother & others
KELSEY VERZOTTI Little Red & Rapunzel (Springwater Park)

TIFT Young Company (Winter Garden Theatre)

Brennan Bielefeld, Avery Da Cunha, Kayla Davids,
Laura Dumitrache, Emeline Edgett, Noa Gafni,
Owen Hinton, Lucas Kalechstein, Jesse Kline,
Isabel Silva
and Mazzy Toporoski

TIFT Young Company (Springwater Park)

Brennan Bielefeld, Brooklyn Chenard,
Griffin Dauphinee, Jack Dimou, Owen Hinton,
Matthew MacQuarrie-Cottle
and Charlee Rochon

2019

AIDAN deSALAIZ Baker
GRIFFIN HEWITT
Cinderella's Prince & others
ALANA HIBBERT Witch
RICHARD LAM Milky White & others
JAMIE McROBERTS
Baker's Wife
CHARLOTTE MOORE
Jack's Mother & others
JUSTIN STADNYK Jack
AMY SWIFT Little Red & Rapunzel
KRIS TRUELSEN Mysterious Man
KIMBERLY-ANN TRUONG Cinderella

TIFT Young Company

Claire Allen, Adam Ashby, Ellie Atton,
Sail Croker, Griffin Dauphinee, Arianna Goarley,
Emily Harvalik, Abigail Lelievre,
Matthew MacQuarrie-Cottle, Mary Jo Marshall,
Gaby Mirafuentes, Korol Pikulik,
Charlee Rochon, Jarod Tessier,
and Mary Witlib

CREATIVES

MICHAEL TORONTOW Director
WAYNE GWILLIM
Original Music Direction
LORI WATSON
Original Choreography
DAVID ANDREW REID New Choreography
JOE PAGNAN
Set and Lighting Designer
LAURA DELCHIARO
Costume Designer
MATT DAWSON
Sound Designer
JENNIFER WALLS Assistant Director
ECHO ZHOU Assistant Set and Lighting Designer
Band led by CHRIS TSUJIUCHI

Band (2021)

WAYNE GWILLIM Conductor, Piano
DENNIS KWOK Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet
EMILY HIEMSTRA Violin
ALYSSA WRIGHT Cello
JAMIE DRAKE Percussion

Band (2019)

WAYNE GWILLIM Conductor, Piano
PETER VOISEY Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet
VALERIE SELANDER Violin
ALYSSA WRIGHT Cello
JUSTIN HAN Percussion

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