Southern Kids In Theatre and ACT Productions will celebrate the history of Broadway and the heritage of musical theatre on May 3, at Pellissippi Performing Arts Center. ACT Productions, Maryville’s first adult community theatre, will open the first act with a concert version of Stephen Sondheim’s most popular musical “Into The Woods” tells the story of a baker and his wife who journey into the woods on a quest to lift a witch’s curse. On the way they cross paths with Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Cinderella, and a menagerie of other fairy tale characters. “Into the Woods” is a family-friendly work that appeals to audiences of all ages and is a great showcase for the talented ensemble cast. Featured in this production are some of the areas finest professional actors. Debra Lonsdale stars as the witch, Gayle Greene as the baker’s wife, Bobby Gintz as the baker, Gregg Roberts as the narrator, Tiffany Tallent as Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood, Justin Chambers as Cinderella’s prince and the wolfe, and Brian Michaux as Rapunzel’s prince and Jack.
Opening the second act is Southern Kids In Theatre (SKIT) ShowKids choir performing a choral medley from Disney’s High School Musical. The second act continues with the musical “100 Years Of Broadway” from the music of Tin Pan Alley to state-of-the art contemporary Broadway. Join SKIT as they re-create the biggest moments from the biggest shows of the century as the performers light up the stage with singing and dancing from all of the notable Broadway shows.
Show times are Saturday, May 3, with the matinee performance at 2 p.m., and the evening encore performance at 7 p.m., at the Pellissippi Performing Arts Center, Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville. Adult tickets are $15, children 10 and under are $10. Tickets are available online at www.skitproductions.net with a small processing fee. Group rates are also available for 20 or more. For more information call 865-621-0216 or 865-982-0600.