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Evangel University Theatre Presents “Into the Woods”

Published on Mar 23, 2022 by Erin Hedlun

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – Evangel University’s Humanities and Music Departments and Theatre program proudly present “Into the Woods,” the blockbuster musical composted by the late Stephen Sondheim. Showtimes are March 31 through April 2 at 7 p.m., April 7 and 8 at 7 p.m., and April 9 at 2 p.m. in Evangel’s Barnett Fine Arts Center. The community is invited to attend.

Ticket prices are $20 for adults (19-59), $15 for senior citizens (60+) and students/children (4-18), and $10 for current EU students with valid I.D. Tickets may be purchased in advance at or on site.

Production and performers

“Into the Woods” follows several well-known fairytale characters, including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and Rapunzel, as they journey through a mystical forest to obtain their greatest wishes. However, danger lurks within the woods, and the characters must band together to save each other and their kingdom.

“On its face, ‘Into the Woods’ appears to be a cute children’s show full of laughter as we watch our favorite Brothers Grimm characters come to life, but in fact, the musical deals with serious life lessons and challenges we all face,” said Dr. Vickie Wisdom, professor of theatre at Evangel.

The cast features Evangel students, alumni, and faculty:

  • Cinderella – Olivia Ingamells, sophomore
  • Jack – Chandler Gray, senior
  • Jack’s Mother – London Redstone, sophomore
  • Baker – Jonathan Falconer, senior
  • Baker’s Wife – Mikayla Baker, sophomore
  • Cinderella’s Stepmother – Aubre Stagner, senior
  • Florinda, Cinderella’s Stepsister – Chloe Stoddard, junior
  • Lucinda, Cinderella’s Stepsister – Lisa Spence, alum (EU ’21)
  • Cinderella’s Father – Yaya Like, senior
  • Little Red Riding Hood – Lily Slater, sophomore
  • Witch – Anna Pratt, senior
  • Narrator / Mysterious Man – Jon Spence, alum (EU ’19)
  • Cinderella’s Prince / Wolf – David Farmer, senior
  • Rapunzel’s Prince – Ben Paris, junior
  • Granny – Emme Stinson, sophomore
  • Giant – Lori Lawley, faculty and alum (EU ’85)
  • Rapunzel – Peyton Allen, junior

“We chose to do this show to honor the life and work of the recently deceased Stephen Sondheim, whose brilliant music and lyrics will forever present a worthy challenge for the instrumentalist, vocalist, and actor,” said Wisdom.



About Evangel University

Evangel University, with the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Christian university committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the Church and society globally. Evangel and AGTS serve more than 2,200 students from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries, offering 70 undergraduate majors and 19 master and doctoral degrees.