‘Into the Woods’ Enjoys Smash Run at Annenberg

The entire cast and orchestra of “Into the Woods” on the stage of the Wallis Annenberg Center. The orchestra included AFM musicians from Oregon and Los Angeles, contracted by Dan Savant and led by Martin Majkut, who performed front and center on the stage during the entire three-hour performance. Photo: Kevin Parry

The entire cast and orchestra of “Into the Woods” on the stage of the Wallis Annenberg Center. The orchestra included AFM musicians from Oregon and Los Angeles, contracted by Dan Savant and led by Martin Majkut, who performed front and center on the stage during the entire three-hour performance. Photo: Kevin Parry

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival production of hit musical “Into the Woods” took Beverly Hills by storm during its run at the new Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

Martin Majkut conducted a small, talented orchestra contracted by Dan Savant comprising AFM members from Los Angeles and Oregon. The musicians were featured front and center on the stage during the entire three-hour performance.

With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, “Into the Woods” is a modern and notably darker twist on classic fairy tales, and everyone from Rapunzel to Little Red Riding Hood makes an appearance. The fantastic staging was directed by Amanda Dehnert, who also served as musical director.

Violin: Peter Kent
Violin 2: Sharon Jackson
Viola 1: Kimberly Fitch
Viola 2: Caroline Buckman
Cello: Michal Palzewicz
Bass: Paul Morin
Piano: Matt Goodrich
Keyboard: Alan Steinberger
Percussion: Reed Bentley
Flute 1/Piccolo: Debra Harris
Flute 2: Sharril Kannasto Wood
Clarinet: Sal Lozano
Bass Clarinet: Jay Mason
Bassoon: Bill Wood
French Horn: Dylan Hart, Annie Bosler
Trumpet 1: Jon Lewis
Trumpet 2: Dan Savant

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