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Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Book by James Lapine

Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine

Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

March 30 - April 22, 2023  

8 PM Thursdays-Saturdays

Additional performances 2 PM Sunday, April 2 and 2 PM Sunday, April 16.

When fairy tales collide, familiar characters must brave the darkness of the woods in an effort to break a curse, conquer their fears, and find out if what they’ve always wished for is what they truly want. This Sondheim classic reminds us that life is an unpredictable journey and that no one is alone.


Narrator/Mysterious Man: Jonathan Hey

Witch: Jennelle Gilreath Owens

Baker’s Wife: Margaret Stall

Baker: Tyler Luetkenhaus

Cinderella: Maggie Nold

Jack: Shannon Lampkin Campbell

Little Red Ridinghood: Grace Langford

Jack’s Mother: Laura Lee Kyro

Rapunzel: Dawn Schmid

Cinderella’s Prince/Florinda: Drew Mizell

Rapunzel’s Prince/Lucinda: Sarah Polizzi

Cinderella’s Stepmother: Madeline Black

Wolf/Cinderella’s Father/Steward: Michael Wells

Cinderella’s Mother/Grandmother/Giant: Jennifer Clodi


Piano/Conductor: Leah Schultz

Cello: Marie Brown*

Trumpet: Mo Carr

Viola: Chuck Evans

Violin: Steve Frisbee

Horn: John Gerdes

Flute/Piccolo/Reed: Lea Gerdes

Percussion: Mike Hansen

Reed: Ian Hayden

Cello: Paul Rueschhoff*

Bass: M. Joshua Ryan

*Appearing during select performances.

Directed by Justin Been

Music Direction by Leah Schultz

Costume Design by Eileen Engel

Wig Design by Sarah Gene Dowling

Sound Design by Jacob Baxley


Box Office/Will Call opens 1 hour prior to performance. Tower Grove Abbey is a “general seating” theatre. The receipt from tickets purchased online will act as your entry ticket until you check in at the Box Office.


All tickets are non-refundable. Individual tickets are not exchangeable. Any tickets that are not picked up by ten (10) minutes prior to curtain will be released to waiting customers.

Subscribers may exchange tickets up to 48 hours in advance of a performance. Missed subscriptions that are not addressed within 24 hours will not be able to be exchanged.


Audio Description


The 4/16 performance will be Audio Described by MindsEye.

Audio Described performances are suitable for audience members who are blind or partially sighted.


Please note that if you are interested in participating in the audio description of this performance you will need to call the Box Office to order your ticket. Please announce that you would like to also reserve a pair of headphones for the Audio Description.

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ASL Interpretation


The 3/31, 4/7, 4/14,  and 4/21 performances will be presented with ASL interpretation by students from Southwestern Illinois College.


ASL interpreted performances are suitable for audience members who are Deaf, deafened, or have hearing loss. They can also be valuable for people who are learning ASL.

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