KES hosts a fairy tale like no other

Carole Morris-Underhill editor@hantsjournal.ca
Published on March 6, 2012
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Junior school students attending King’s-Edgehill School got into their fairy tale roles when they put on Into the Woods. Pictured, from left, are the Baker’s Wfe and Baker (Layla Green and Orion Leidl Wilson) cowering as the Witch (Elsa Hodder) explains the curse.

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The Witch (Elsa Hodder) scares the Baker’s Wife (Layla Green) as she tells of the family curse.

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Little Red (Emma Dufour) has a cookie as she leaves the Baker’s home.

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Jack’s Mother (Alex Creedom) gives him (Michael Dennis) a good tug on the ear to get him to sell Milky White (Charlotte Hache). Looking on is the narrator (Andrew Canete).

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The Mysterious Man (Raven Cameron LeBlanc) approaches Jack (Michael Dennis) as he travels through the woods to sell Milky White (Charlotte Hache).

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Little Red (Emma Dufour) tells the Wolf (Miranda Walsh) she’s on her way to Grammy’s house.

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Little Red (Emma Dufour) tells the Wolf (Miranda Walsh) she’s on her way to Grammy’s house.

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Jack (Michael Dennis) tells his trusty cow, Milky White (Charlotte Hache), he’d be back for her someday. Also pictured is the Baker’s Wife (Layla Green).

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The play’s narrator, Andrew Canete, tells the audience of Rapunzel’s life in the tower.

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Little Red (Emma Dufour) speaks with the Baker (Orion Leidl Wilson) on her way to Grammy’s house.

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My what big teeth you have! The Wolf (Miranda Walsh) tricks Little Red (Emma Dufour) into coming closer.

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After being eaten by the Wolf and cut from his belly by the Baker, Little Red (Emma Dufour) sings I Know Things Now.

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The play’s narrator, Andrew Canete, tells the audience of Rapunzel’s life in the tower.

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The Baker’s Wife (Layla Green) leads Milky White (Charlotte Hache) through the woods.

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Jack (Michael Dennis) performs Giants in the Sky.

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Rapunzel’s Prince (Brayden Graves) and Cinderella’s Prince (Matthew Pothier) jest about love as they perform Agony in the first act.

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The Baker’s Wife (Layla Green) tries to convince Cinderella (Emma Belliveau) to give her a shoe.

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The Baker (Orion Leidl Wilson) and his wife (Layla Green) share a moment singing It Takes Two.

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The Witch (Elsa Hodder) scolds Rapunzel (Madeleine Ahern) for not listening to her.

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The Witch (Elsa Hodder) sings Stay With Me as she tries to convince Rapunzel (Madeleine Ahern) not to leave her.

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Jack (Michael Dennis), holding his golden goose, argues with Little Red (Emma Dufour) and says he can get the golden harp.

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After Rapunzel (Madeleine Ahern) heals her prince’s eyes (Brayden Graves) with tears of joy after being reunited, their happy moment is cut short when the Witch (Elsa Hodder) shows up as a young, beautiful woman.

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The Baker (Orion Leidl Wilson) and his wife (Layla Green) celebrate her pregnancy as Act I comes to a close.

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Rapunzel (Madeleine Ahern) and chorus singer Jessica Bennett assist the ensemble in the singing of Ever After.

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Charlotte Hache (who played Milky White the cow) also performed with the ensemble.

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As Act I closes, the characters gather around the narrator — a boy who ran away from home and took shelter in the woods.

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Rapunzel’s Prince (Brayden Graves) and Cinderella’s Prince (Matthew Pothier) jest as they perform Agony Reprise in the second act.

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As Act II gets underway, the happily ever after the group dreamed of is shattered with the arrival of a giant.

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The characters sacrifice the narrator to the giant in hopes of appeasing her.

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Cinderella’s Prince (Matthew Pothier) charms the Baker’s Wife (Layla Green) as the second act unfolds.

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The Baker’s Wife (Layla Green) sings Moment in the Woods after a fling with Cinderella’s Prince.

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The Witch (Elsa Hodder) performs Last Midnight.

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Little Red (Emma Dufour) and Cinderella (Emma Belliveau) hatch a plot to kill the giant and end the suffering in the kingdom.

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Junior students at King’s-Edgehill School put on the twisted fairy tale Into the Woods March 2-3 at the Fountain Performing Arts Centre.

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim created this lively, fractured fairy tale that tells a lesson about community responsibility and lying.

The play featured the talents of Andrew Canete (narrator), Emma Belliveau (Cinderella), Michael Dennis (Jack), Orion Leidl Wilson (Baker), Layla Green (Baker’s Wife), Elsa Hodder (Witch), Emma Dufour (Little Red), Madeleine Ahern (Rapunzel), Miranda Walsh (Wolf/Florinda), Matthew Pothier (Cinderella’s Prince), Brayden Graves (Rapunzel’s Prince), Alex Creedon (Jack’s Mother), Daniel Nickerson (Cinderella’s Father), Melissa Bancroft (Cinderella’s Mother), Eleanor Gallant (Cinderella’s Stepmother), Sarah Hickman (Lucinda), Raven Cameron LeBlanc (Mysterious Man), Jenna Seaboyer (Granny), Charlotte Hache (Milky White), Anthony Canete (Steward) and Janis McCulloch (giant). The chorus also consisted of Jessica Bennett, Brenda MacDonald, Annie MacRitchie, Justin Nelson and Vanessa de Graaf.

Behind the scenes helping out were Toven MacLean, director, Nicole Barrett and Debby Chao on piano, Patrick Wu, lights, Caroline Hamilton, set and backdrop design, Karen Jones, stage painting. The stage crew consisted of Katrina Thomas, Emily MacMillan, Ben Jodrey, Adam Murphy and Erin MacMillan.