S: Into the Woods - Yann's Grade 9 Play (2011)
FC: Into the Woods | Philemon Wright High School Play 2011
2: "Offsetting the weighty themes woven through the play were the farcical escapades of two Prince Charmings, one pursuing Cinderella (Yasha Shodjaee-Zrudlo) and the other pining for Rapunzel (Yann Tanguay). The fist-pumping, broad-chested strutting of the two self-absorbed alpha males was perfectly hammy. It may be easy to overdo acting, but it takes great skill and a certain degree of daring to use it to convey a purpose. In this case, the dynamic duo wittily poked fun at the flimsy superficiality of fairytale princes while drawing constant laughter from the crowd." by Qingyang Chen of Lisgar
3: Rapunzel's Prince in the making... | "What would a fairytale be without some handsome, charming princes? Rapunzel’s "Prince (Yann Tanguay) and Cinderella’s Prince (Yasha Shodjaee-Zrudlo) added an undertone of hilarity to every scene with their over the top strut and smoldering smirks." by Yifan Zhou of Lisgar
7: Hangin' back stage...
8: "An amusing aspect of the show took the form of the Princes, both Cinderella’s and Rapun-zel’s (Yasha Shodjaee-Zrudlo and Yann Tanguay respectively). Alone, each of the easily captured the audience’s attention and laughter, but together in their duet ‘Agony’ they brought the house right down." Cassie Harrison, Bell HS
9: Prancing princes
13: "The supporting characters were also very well done. The character ... of Rapunzel's Prince played by Yann Tanguay... was great comic relief. He had all his lines and song memorized well and he played the dumb muscle guy excellently." Abigail Laframboise of Sir Wilfrid Laurier HS
15: "With gorgeous sets, great en-thusiasm and excellent singing, Philemon Wright HS produced an amazing version of Into the Woods. They had beautiful sets, great costumes and, of course, talented singing voices. The cast worked well together and were able to stage an extraordi-nary version of the Broadway musical." | "Abbi Loomis as Little Red Rid-ing Hood was very good. She had great projection and was a very talented singer. She was very good at remaining in char-acter throughout the entire per-formance. With Abbi’s great enthusiasm, she was able to capture the character of Little Red Riding Hood amazingly." by Emma Hamer of Yitzhak Rabin HS
26: Nothing like a midnight frolic...
29: "With gorgeous sets, great enthusiasm and excellent singing, Philemon Wright HS produced an amazing version of Into the Woods. They had beautiful sets, great costumes and, of course, talented singing voices. The cast worked well together and were able to stage an extraordinary version of the Broadway musical. Into The Woods is a musical by James Lapine and songs by Stephen Sondheim. It debuted at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego in 1986 and appeared on Broadway a year later in 1987. The musical intertwines several plots from many different well-known fairy tales. The musical follows the fairy tales past where their stories normally end to look at the consequences of characters having their wishes come true. Abbi Loomis as Little Red Riding Hood was very good. She had great projection and was a very talented singer. She was very good at remaining in character throughout the entire performance. With Abbi’s great enthusiasm, she was able to capture the character of Little Red Riding Hood amazingly. Yann Tanguy as Rapunzel’s prince and Yasha Shdodjaee-Zrudlo as Cinderella’s prince played very well off each other. They were both very funny and definitely gave it their all and left us wanting more. Paulo Guedes as Jack was also an excellent addition to the wonderful cast. He had a beautiful voice and definitely played his part very well. Sabrina Lepage, Tyler Strauss, Tasha De Vocht and Felix Holmes did a superb job on set design. The sets were magnificent; it was almost as if you were on Broadway itself. The set was fairly simple yet very detailed at the same time. It was well above the expectation of a set from HS play. This two-hour and 45-minute play must have been hard to pull off, but Philemon Wright did an outstanding job. From their excellent singing and choreography to their beautiful cos-tumes and sets, they definitely did a fabulous job. With enthusiasm and great creativity they managed to stage an exciting and entertaining performance of which they should be very proud." by Emma Hamer of Yitzhak Rabin HS
30: "Another young character was that of Jack (Paulo Guedes) whose round eyes and scapegrace antics made him entirely loveable – especially when trailed by a melancholic cow, a funny little hen and a bopping human harp." by Kelsey Huus of Merivale HS
31: "Nick Bozik as the Cow and Liam O’Brien as the Hen were able to create endearing characters without the use of speech. Both Bozik and O’Brien remained in character at all times, and were constantly reacting to the events of the show even when the focus was not on them." by Rebecca Rabinovitch of Bell HS