LBC’s Production of ‘Into the Woods’ Takes the Stage Sept. 16-24!

by LBC Marketing

September 7, 2022

Posted: September 7, 2022

LBC’s Production of ‘Into the Woods’ Takes the Stage Sept. 16-24!

by LBC Marketing

The cast and crew for the Lancaster Bible College’s upcoming production of “Into the Woods” has been hard at work to bring an excellent show to the Good Shepherd Chapel stage beginning Friday, Sept. 16.

“Into the Woods” is a 1987 musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine. Intertwining at least four Brothers Grimm fairytales—Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel and Cinderella—the hit musical explores the consequences of the characters’ desires and actions, taking a somewhat darker turn than a run-of-the-mill fairytale. For this reason, LBC’s Music, Worship & Performing Arts Department is suggesting the show is suitable for ages 12 and up.

After debuting in San Diego in 1986 and premiering on Broadway in 1987, “Into the Woods” won three Tony Awards while facing the strong competition of 1988’s “The Phantom of the Opera.” The musical has since been produced many times at virtually all levels of theatre and is currently experiencing a revival that opened in late June 2022 at the St. James Theatre on Broadway. Disney’s 2014 film adaptation grossed over $213 million worldwide and received both Oscar and Golden Globe nominations.

One interesting fact is that the Lancaster Bible College presentation of “Into the Woods” will feature one of the largest orchestras of any local production in recent history. The LBC Orchestra is comprised of both current students and local professional musicians.

Lancaster Bible College’s “Into the Woods” show times are:

  • Friday, Sept. 16—7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 17—2 and 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 22—7 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 23—2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 24—7 p.m.

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‘Into the Woods’ Cast

Laura Aines – Cinderella’s Stepmother

Delaney Bigley – Witch

Paris Black – Little Red Riding Hood

Ashley Eick – Milky White Puppeteer

Alex Ernst – Steward

Griselda Jiminez-Gomez – Lucinda

Ethan Goss – Narrator / Mysterious Man

Brayden Halter – Cinderella’s Father

Sydney Hersch – Cinderella’s Mother

Ashtyn Hess – Granny

Chad Hughes – Jack

Mackenzie Islip – Baker’s Wife

Hannah Lingenfelter – Cinderella

Brad Myer – Baker

Elsa Rogers – Rapunzel

Carter Rutkowski – Cinderella’s Prince / Wolf

Elly Schulz – Sleeping Beauty

Korri Slamans – Florinda / Giant

Alex Vogelgesang – Rapunzel’s Prince

Sarah Vogelgesang – Jack’s Mother

Sarah Ziegler – Snow White


Alex Ernst

Bethany Fasarakis

Ashtyn Hess

Elly Schulz

Sarah Ziegler


Mariposa Maxim – Stage Manager

Avonlea Angelino – Assistant Stage Manager

Bethany Fasarakis – Assistant Stage Manager

Rebecca Barker – Crew

Kimi Earl – Crew

Andrew Kelly – Crew

Careth Noll – Crew`

Vladimir Podgorodniy – Crew


Conductor – Scott Williams

Flute – Michelle Barraclough

Clarinet – Doris Hall-Gulati

Bassoon – Robin Plant

Horn 1 – Shari Gleason-Mayrhofer

Horn 2 – Jill Graybill

Trumpet – Dan Stauffer

Piano – Scott Williams

Synthesizer – Chris Lehigh

Percussion – Sean Rode

Violin – Tara Kenkelen, Lydia Talbott

Viola – Jenny Huerter, Annette Driver

Cello – John Caldwell

Bass – Charlie Burnette

Production Team

Executive Producer – Stephen Atherholt

Director – Randall Frizado

Assistant Director / Choreographer – Cody Smith

Music Director – Scott Williams

Production Manager – Jennifer Rutkowski

Costume Designer – Beth Dunkelberger

Lighting Designer – Phil McLeod

Sound Designer – Tony Guyer

Set Designer – Philadelphia Scenic Works

Production Coordinator – Brianna Wilhelm

Guest Services Manager – Ariella Hoover

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