Into the Woods....a DCHS Spring Musical Production!

BAILEY GATZ - Cinderella

Bailey

What is it about this character that you enjoy performing?
She's a very realistic version of what Cinderella might be. She isn't perfect, and she struggles with knowing exactly what she wants.  Her character arc is pretty strong, and she ends up growing from her experiences and learns to fight for her own happiness. 
 
What do you like most about the production and why?
The community and family we all build together. We take care of one another and we'll always be there for one another. It's a difficult thing to put on such an intense show in just about a month, but we support each other and band together to end up creating something really special.
 

ISAAC SOMBKE - Cinderella's Prince

Isaac

What is it about this character that you enjoy performing?
How I can picture and act exactly the way I would imagine him being, especially in the Broadway version of him which I really like.
 
What do you like most about the production and why?
 That this is the production that influenced so many others in theater history, and that the fact that we get to be a part of that history together is really amazing. Also no matter what part you play you will always have someone that will tell you what their favorite parts are that you were a part of.
 

JUBAL NELSON - Baker

Jubal Nelson

 What is it about the character that you enjoy performing?
 I enjoy how challenging the Baker is to play. I find myself thinking  " How do I say that?" to many of his lines. Additionally, the Baker shows nearly every emotion over the course of the show.
 
 What do you like most about the production and why?
 Finding every point of humor and every little lesson and nuance hidden within the show.
 
 
ELI DENSMORE - Jack
 
eli  What is it about the character that you enjoy performing?
 I enjoy performing as Jack because he is an interesting character overall.  I get to interact with many characters, I even get to sing a few solo songs.
 
 What do you like most about the production and why?
 I love how this production takes completely different fairytale stories and merges them all together because it makes for an intriguing plot. I also love the music in this production,  because it's really catchy. I'll have the songs stuck in my head for months to come.
 
 
JESSICA WORKMAN - Witch
 
jessica  What is it about the character that you enjoy performing?
 I enjoy being the villainous character that the witch portrays as well as the nicer side of her being a caring mother.
 
 What do you like most about the production and why?
 I love the music in the show, especially the challenge of it all and just how great the entire cast is doing with it.
 
ELLEN AHO - Baker's Wife
 
ellen  What is it about the character that you enjoy performing?
 I love how she has so much development throughout the show. She has a tough side, which is a type of role I personally have never been before, but then we see a motherly side which is something I am familiar with, so the changes she undergoes proves a  challenge that is a lot of fun.
 
 What do you like most about the production and why?
 The reality of several characters because we often don't think of our fairy tale characters as greedy or vain unless they are the villain. This show brings out the human side of our characters.
 
LAUREN DENSMORE - Little Red Riding Hood
 
Lauren
 What is it about the character that you enjoy performing?
 I really love portraying a character who goes through so much development in the story. Little Red is young, spoiled, and sassy, but also fearless and smart. Her journey in the woods changes her,  making her so fun to play.
 
 What do you like most about the production and why?
 I grew up watching the show Into the Woods a lot, so it's just very fun in general seeing it all come together.  Some of my favorite moments in the show are the songs "Agony", "Your Fault", and the big finale group dance numbers. Working with the whole cast has been a blast.
 
GEORGE SMITH - Narrator and Mysterious Man
 
George
 What is it about this character that you enjoy performing?
 I enjoy how distinct I can make different characters I play and how many comedic lines I have.
 
 What do you like most about the production and why?
 I like the variety of themes and emotions and the score is fantastic.
 
ANNIKA SODERLUND - Jack's Mother
 
Annika
What is it about this character that you enjoy performing?
The thing that I most enjoy about my character is that, as the show progresses, I become more and more hysterical and I find it is much fun to portray and carry it out.
 
What do you like most about the production and why?
My favorite thing about this production is how far we've come and how everyone is so encouraging to each other.
 
BETSY GALLAGHER - Rapunzel
 
Betsy
What is it about the character that you enjoy performing?
I like playing Rapunzel because she is an innocent/naive girl who just wants freedom.  At parts can be very dramatic which is fun and a good challenge to portray. She has also been my favorite princess since I was a little girl.
 
What do you like most about the production and why?
I like how all the characters fit together in some way or another. As well as dramatic scenes there are also a good amount of comedic bits which I hope everyone can enjoy. I know I do.