Our high school students stepped into the spotlight this week and gave our community three tremendous performances of the Tony Award-winning musical “Into the Woods.” It was a powerhouse ensemble cast that demonstrated the talented vocals of seniors Nicole Kang (L11) and Amy Xu (L11) as the Witch and Rapunzel, and showed the deep talent pool of our younger students, including sophomore Lauren Rothman as Cinderella, junior Savannah Moler as the Baker’s Wife, sophomore Gavin Floyd (L13) as the Baker, freshmen Leila Giannetti (L14) as Red Riding Hood and freshmen Liam Castagna as Jack.
Hopefully our younger children weren’t frightened by senior Connor Floyd’s portrayal of the evil Wolf, which thankfully was balanced with his performance as the pompous Prince Charming. Freshman Jacob Tadlock (L14), whose comedic timing we’ve enjoyed in previous performances at Lower Campus, showed his whimsical touch yet again as the Granny and the other charming Prince.
Congratulations to the entire cast and crew, which included more than 40 students and 16 teachers, dorm parents, staff, alumni and former faculty members. Special thanks to John and Lisa Boyd, who for 29 years have guided and inspired OVS students to find their voices on and off stage.