‘Into the Woods’ opens Thursday


Story by Amanda Hackleman, Staff Writer

Learning lines.  Practicing music. Building the sets. Costuming the cast. Preparing the make up. Lighting the stage.Welcome to Texas High Theatre Company.

Operation: Into The Woods.Into The Woods, a broadway play, is being performed by the theater department at 7 p.m. tonight in the John Thomas Theatre.

The cast and crew have put in hours of hard work producing the show.

“We work almost everyday,” said sophomore Alexis Savage, the makeup artist. “I usually put in about 16 hours a week. We’ve been working really hard and everyone works together well. To me, makeup is just as hard as being up there on stage. It takes a lot of creativity.”

The cast has been rehearsing since October to make sure they are ready when the curtains go up on opening night.

“It’s the biggest show the company has ever done,” sophomore Camryn Parsons, who plays Sleeping Beauty, said. “I’m like majorly excited. The whole company is psyched.”

Sophomore Caroline Parks, who plays Little Red Riding Hood in the show, is sure that the show will be a success.

“I love the thrill of being on the stage in front of everyone,” Parks said. “I’m not nervous at all because I’m confident in the show. I think it’s going to be awesome.”

Tiger Theatre Company director Micah McBay is also looking forward to the opening.

“I am very excited about the show,” McBay said. “I have been working on it since last May, and now that we have cast it and are rehearsing, we have lots of work left to do but it’s going to be an awesome show. Everyone needs to come and see it. Bring a date and come on Valentine’s Day.”

In addition to tonight, other performances are Friday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Admission prices are $5 for students and $7 for adults.