Into the Woods Jr.

ITWJrTreeHere is a review of the show in the Saugus Advertiser by Neil Zolot.

The Theatre Company of Saugus presents Into the Woods Junior.  Performed by our Youth Theatre Workshop 2014.

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.  Book by James Lapine.

Comprising the first act of the full show, a mash-up of several familiar fairy tales.  Including Cinderella and her Prince, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf.  Also, the stories of the Baker and his Wife, a Witch, and a Mysterious Man.

Performances are Friday 25 July 2014 at 7:00 PM, and twice on Saturday 26 July:  a matinée at 2:00 PM, and an evening show at 7:00 PM.  The location is Cliftondale Congregational Church  /  50 Essex Street  /  Saugus, Massachusetts  01906.  Tickets are $15 for adults, or $12 for seniors, students, and children.  Please see our Tickets and Directions pages.

The talented Cast (shown in alphabetical order) ranges in age from eight to seventeen, and includes both veterans and newcomers to the summer workshop:

Serena Cacciola – Narrator, Mysterious Man
Emma Cassier – Little Red Riding Hood
Eliana Coppola – Baker’s Wife
Will Fafard Jr – Wolf, Cinderella’s Prince
Anna Falasca – Milky White
Ryan Freeman – Rapunzel’s Prince
Grace Goldberg – Granny, Cinderella’s Mother
Jenna Linehan – Rapunzel 
Olivia MacKenzie – Jack
Paige McNeil – Jack’s Mother
Zack Perry – Baker
Adriana Shanahan – Cinderella
Isabella Totino – Florinda
Sofia Totino – Lucinda
Emma Sullivan – Witch
Caitlyn Wilson – Cinderella’s Stepmother
Connor Wilson – Cinderella’s Father, Steward 

The show is guided by our team of workshop teachers, all of whom are TCS or Workshop veterans:  Musical Director/Vocal coach:  Shawn Gelzleichter.  Choreographer/Dance coach:  Amanda Allen.  Stage Director/Acting coach:  Britt Mitchell.  Technical Director/Technical Theater coach:  Jen Gelzleichter.  Teaching Assistant:  Jess Stockton.


Originally directed on Broadway by James Lapine.  Original Broadway production produced by Heidi Landesman, M. Anthony Fisher, Rocco Landesman, Frederick H. Mayerson, Rick Steiner, Jujamcyn Theaters.  Originally produced by the Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, California.

Into the Woods Jr. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.  421 West 54th Street  /  New York, NY  10019.  Phone:  212-541-4684.

The videotaping or other video or audio recording of the production is strictly prohibited.  Our contract with MTI prohibits anyone from making, using, or distributing any sort of recording.  If you want your friends or family to see the show, they should come and see it in person, as live theatre is meant to be seen.  By purchasing a ticket, you help us cover the cost of our presentation.

This photo below shows the seventeen talented kids of the Theatre Company of Saugus Youth Theatre Workshop 2014 on a break from rehearsal of Into the Woods Jr., the musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine.  Performances on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 7:00 PM, and twice on Saturday, July 26, a matinée at 2:00 PM, and an evening show at 7:00 PM.  At the Cliftondale Congregational Church / 50 Essex Street / Saugus, Massachusetts.  For tickets and more information, see the website at, call 781-816-7019, email