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BBMS to journey ‘Into the Woods’ for its winter musical this weekend
February 2, 2023 at 7:03 a.m.
Jack (sixth-grader Connor McCreath) gets his ear pulled by his mother (seventh-grader Emma Ashley), who is angry after he sold their cow Milky White for magic beans. McCreath and Ashley practice the scene during a dress rehearsal for Blind Brook Middle School’s production of “Into the Woods, Jr.” on Monday, Jan. 30.
From the left: Cinderella’s father, her stepsisters and stepmother (played by sixth-grader Matthew Annunziata and seventh-graders Manuela de Moraes Lucca, Danielle Elkowitz and Hallie Zinn, respectively) laugh at her (eighth-grader Hannah Levine) for expressing interest in attending the royal ball with them. A filthy peasant like her would embarrass the family at such an upscale function.
The Witch (eighth-grader Maya Hazan) explains the curse she placed on the Baker (right, eighth-grader Cassandra Brunetti) and his family as he and his wife (eighth-grader Holly O’Neill) listen with horror.
Rapunzel (eighth-grader Gabriela Gonzalez) lets down her hair for the Witch, who kidnapped her from the Baker’s parents when she was a baby. She remains locked in a tower in the woods, hidden away so no one can find her.
Little Red Riding Hood (sixth-grader Samantha Beadle) sings “I Know Things Now” following her adventures in the woods on the way to her grandmother’s house.
Cinderella’s prince (seventh-grader Rory Mayer) feigns a stab to his heart as he sings “Agony.” How could she run away from him, the daring, handsome, perfect prince?
The entire cast of Blind Brook Middle School’s production of “Into the Woods, Jr.” poses on stage and in the aisles at the conclusion of the opening number.
Cinderella’s mother (eighth-grader Annabelle Hirsch) gives her advice and grants her wish to go to the royal ball as the heroine (eighth-grader Hannah Levine) kneels at her mother’s grave in the woods.
Jack (sixth-grader Connor McCreath) is reluctant to sell his cow Milky White (eighth-grader Annabelle Hirsch) to the Baker and his wife (eighth-graders Cassandra Brunetti and Holly O’Neill) for magic beans. Milky White is Jack’s best friend, but the couple needs “the cow as white as milk” to break the Witch’s curse, which prevents them from having children.
From inside a translucent cottage prop on stage, the Baker (eighth-grader Cassandra Brunetti) slashes the stomach of the Wolf (seventh-grader Andy Montvelisky) after he ate Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother. In doing so, he frees them from the beast’s innards.