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May, 2015

Spirited Opening Night for “Into The Woods”

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[Posted May 8, 2015] An enthusiastic cast and an equally-happy audience enjoyed the debut of Uni’s Spring 2015 production of “Into The Woods” at the Stivelman Theater on campus on Friday evening. Pictured above: Billy Ortiz as Cinderella’s Prince, pines for the girl who fits the golden slipper (Photo courtesy UHEF) From the energetic opening that filled the stage to Sarai Benitez’s charming portrayal of Little Red Riding Hood, the program moved briskly through the tale of the Baker (Ryan McNeil) and his wife (Alex Strong) who were childless due […]



Feb, 2015

Stunning turnout for “Into The Woods” Auditions at Uni

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[Posted February 25, 2015] Thanks to the wide success of the motion picture version of “Into The Woods,” Uni Director of Theatre Arts Ronnie Sperling ‘76 expected good interest for parts in his Spring 2015 version when auditions opened in mid-January. But 70 applicants for only half as many parts? “Huge turnout!!!,” noted Sperling. “Three days of auditions.” The lengthy casting process involved not just reading for parts, but singing and movement trials to fit into the show. The number of auditions is the most in recent memory, signaling high […]