Immaculate Heart Academy proudly presented Into the Woods as our 2017 fall musical. The show was produced by Lucille Franco Conzo'79 and directed by Jodi Capeless. Thank you to choreographer, Kimberly Galberaith; musical director, Ed Ginter; and set and lighting designer, Ryan Bell. We are grateful for IHA teachers, Ms. Maureen McNulty and Miss Kerry Carroll'04, who worked tirelessly as the faculty musical liaisons. And thank you to the several parents who volunteered their time and energy to help make this show a memorable one.
This year's musical featured a large cast of principal characters and supporting cast members, all of whom impressed audiences with their outstanding performances. Both the cast and crew were made up of students from IHA, St. Joseph Regional, Don Bosco Prep, and Bergen Catholic. The Witch was played by Sarah Becker'20, Rapunzel by Caroline Dyson'21, the Baker's Wife by Emily Hernandez'18, and Cinderella by Jenna Clover'20. Rapunzel's Prince was played by Luke Berninger (SJR'19), the Baker by Vincent Simpson (SJR'18), Cinderella's Prince by Bill Fitzpatrick (SJR'18), Cinderella's Father by Quinn Burns (SJR'21), and Jack by Chris Coniglio (DBP'18). Amanda Potenza'21 played a great Little Red Riding Hood, Alaina Harris'18 was Granny, Emily Ash'19 was Jack's Mother, and Anna Gaul'18 and Jada Gotay'18 were fabulous as Florinda and Lucinda. Carmela Cogliano'21 played Cinderella's Mother and Angelina Boris'21 played Cinderella's Stepmother. The Mysterious Man was Ryan Kitz (BC'19), the frightening Wolf was played by Trevor DeLello (DBP'18), and Allie Sandt'20 took on the role of the Giant's Voice. Owen Mitsinikos (SJR'19) was the Steward and Chris Marzulla (SJR'18) narrated the show.
This year's production would not have been possible without the dedicated crew and production team including Myra Chaudhry'19, stage manager; Grace Tuohey-Kay'18, wardrobe mistress; Joanne Semelsberger'20, sound director; and Marisa Billings'21, lighting director. We are especially appreciative of the parent, student, and faculty volunteers who helped to make Into the Woods another spectacular IHA musical production!
Photos courtesy of Mike Hamlett Photography.