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Be careful what you wish for...

Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this family friendly adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical.  Into the Woods features all of your favorite characters — Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch — in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.

The musical centers on a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse, and wind up changed forever.

These performances were brought to life through the collaboration of the Adoro Te Alumni Association & The Theater Initiative, as a fundraiser for AMDG Productions.

This is a fundraising event for AMDG, an organization that creates performance opportunities for Catholic Homeschooling students across Connecticut. Learn more about the organization here: https://www.adorote.org/

Donations can be made via cash or check the day of the event, or via venmo @AdoroTeAlumni, subject line: Into the Woods. 

Performances August 12th & 13th
7:00pm

See Ticket Registration for more details.

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Donations can be made via cash or check the day of the event, or via venmo @AdoroTeAlumni,
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production team

Dolores Ann Mihaliak 

Producer

Dolores Ann Mihaliak is best known for her site-specific work, changing bars, parks and downtown breweries into settings for live theater events. Her producer & director credits include Rozencrantz and Guildenstern are DEAD! (2019), Much Abrew About Nothing (2020), In Defense of the Tuna Jelly (2020), Eumenides (2021), An Evening with Chekov (2022), and Oklahoma! (2023). ​

Micheal Lerner 

Director 

 Michael Lerner is an acting teacher, director, actor, playwright, stage combat choreographer and puppet maker. He has directed and taught professionally throughout CT and the northeast for the past 35 years. One of the highlights of his work over the past 10 years has been the time he spends auditioning and briefly working with the students and production staff at Adoro Te!  Michael is grateful to Adoro Te for the opportunity last fall to direct The Importance of Being Earnest. He is especially grateful to have been invited to work with the Adoro Te Alumni Theater on this, their debut production!  This company of mature actors continues to devote themselves passionately, as they did when they were students, to producing excellent theater by creating unique and dynamic characters, beautiful musical entertainment, and performing with unbridled joy!  Michael is also especially grateful to the Mihaliaks for inviting the Adoro Te Alumni to perform such an excellent play in such an idyllic venue!  The magical spell that this property casts over those creating and enjoying a play is unparalleled anywhere!  Michael hopes you will enjoy the Adoro Te Alumni this evening as much as he’s enjoyed working with them on Into the Woods!​

Gioia Gedicks 

Music Director 

Known for her vibrant performance style and engaging musicality, Gioia Gedicks is a classically trained violinist with a myriad of experiences and interests.  Gedicks has won the Boston Conservatory at Berklee Concerto Competition (Boston Conservatory Orchestra, Boston, MA), the Lee Strebel Memorial Competition (Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Ithaca, NY), the Rhodes Competition (Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Springfield, MA) and was named alternate to the national Finals of the Music Teachers National Association Competition (MTNA). She is a member of the award-winning Kourdisma Quartet, which had their New York Debut in May 2022. She has performed as a soloist with the Boston Conservatory’s Hemenway Strings and Conductor’s Orchestra, as well as served as concertmistress with the Lynn Philharmonia, Boston Conservatory Orchestra, and the Berklee Performance Orchestra. Gedicks has performed and coached as an Artist in Residence for pianoSonoma, a music festival directed by Michael and Jessica Shinn, and as an Emerging Artist with the chamber festival Music from Salem directed by Lila Brown. She is recipient of the John Jorgensen Memorial Award, the Hartt Community Division Director’s Award, and the Abraham M. Huang Memorial Senior Award.  Gedicks has performed across the United States and throughout the world, including Germany, Spain, and Canada. Additionally, she is a featured soloist on a Cannes International Film Festival Official Selection, as well as featured on several albums released by singer/songwriter Charles Paul. Gedicks received her Bachelor of Music from Boston Conservatory at Berklee studying with Katie Lansdale, and her Master of Music degree at Lynn Conservatory with Guillermo Figueroa.

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