The Arkansas Repertory Theatre has announced the full company for their production of Into The Woods, running April 19 - May 15. Former Secretary of State, NY Senator, and First Lady Hillary Clinton will voice The Giant.
The role of The Giant is an offstage role, and it is likely that The Rep will follow the recorded dialogue convention established by previous revivals of Into the Woods, rather than having Clinton backstage for every performance.
Performances run April 19 - May 15. Further information can be found at www.TheRep.org.
Clinton has deep ties to Arkansas, having previously served as the First Lady of the state during her husband Bill Clinton's governorship.
The production will also star Jacob Keith Watson as the Baker, Ximone Rose as the Baker's Wife, Miranda Jane as the Witch, Erica Durham as Cinderella, William Romain as Jack, Annslee Clay as Little Red Riding Hood, Monica Clark-Robinson as the Narrator, Hannah Gothard as Rapunzel, Augustine Nguyen as Rapunzel's Prince, Satia Spencer as the Stepmother, Hannah Fairman as Florinda, Bridget Davis as Lucinda, Shelton Harden as Cinderella's Father, Karen Q. Clark as Cinderella's Mother, Judy Trice as Granny, Ben Grimes as the Steward, Jacob Rivera as Milky White, Hannah Hill, Ruby Reeves, Chad Bradford, and Frederick Webb Jr.
The production will also feature guest artists Mimi Bessette as Jack's Mother, Cooper Grodin as Cinderella's Prince/Wolf, and Aidan O'Reilly as the Mysterious Man.
The production will be directed by Addie Gorlin-Han, music directed by Michael Rice, and choreographed by Dorse Brown, with scenery and costumes by An-Lin Dauber, lighting by Bill Miller, and sound by Michael Costagliola. Into The Woods features Tony winning music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a Tony winning book by James Lapine.