Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Follow the fairies

Take a lyrical trip through the stories we hold dear


By JENNIFER LIEBRUM
Express Staff Writer

    The fairy tale never ends in the valley with Company of Fools and the Sun Valley Center for the Arts presenting a concert to coincide with The Center’s current exhibition, “Happily Ever After?”    
    On Friday, Nov. 9, and Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m., Broadway talent will perform an enchanting concert at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey that explores fairy tales in the American musical theatre.
“Happily Ever After?” will feature music from some of Broadway’s favorite fairy-tale musicals, including “Into the Woods,” “Cinderella,” “Once Upon a Mattress” and “The Little Mermaid.”
R.L. Rowsey and John Glenn direct an ensemble cast of extraordinary talent—from Broadway and the Wood River Valley—to create the happiest of evenings. This program has been fully sponsored by Jeri Wolfson, and all ticket revenue will support the evolving partnership between Company of Fools and the Sun Valley Center for the Arts.
    Through Nov. 30, The Center is exploring the fairy tale through the visual arts, classes for teens and adults, music and lectures. The project is an exploration of fairy tales’ roots, commonalities and hidden meanings. In addition to music from a wide range of musicals will be several songs from Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s musical “Into the Woods,” whose title song captures the reason that fairy tales have captivated young and old through the centuries:


“Into the woods, each time you go, there’s more to learn of what you know.”
From the musical “Into the Woods.”


“Into the woods to find there’s hope
Of getting through the journey.
Into the woods, each time you go,
There’s more to learn of what you know.
Into the woods, but not too slow--
Into the woods, it’s nearing midnight--
Into the woods to mind the wolf,
To heed the witch, to honor the giant,
To mind, to heed, to find, to think, to teach, to join, to go to the festival!
Into the woods,
Then out of the woods—
And happy ever after!”
    For this special production, Company of Fools has assembled a stellar ensemble of guest and local artists featuring Jana Arnold, Teri Bibb, Garrett Long, John Mauldin and Andy Umberger.
Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for seniors (62 and over) and $10 for students (18 and under). “Ten for $10” tickets will be available for these performances as well as a special group rate—groups of six or more receive $20 tickets.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.companyoffools.org, by phone at 578-9122 or at the box office starting one hour prior to curtain. The box office is located at 110 N. Main St. in Hailey, with hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Broadway on Main
What: “Happily Ever After?” concert.
Where: Liberty Theatre in Hailey.
When: Friday, Nov. 9, and Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m..




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