Karratha SHS production journeys Into the Woods

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The entire cast of Karratha Senior High School's 2019 production Into the Woods.
Camera IconThe entire cast of Karratha Senior High School's 2019 production Into the Woods. Credit: Shannon Beattie/Shannon Beattie

Students from Karratha Senior High School took a trip to the deep, dark, mysterious woods last week, delighting and entertaining audiences in the process.

A cast and crew of 35 students took to the stage last Tuesday and Wednesday for the school’s annual production.

This year, they performed Into the Woods, a 60-minute abridged version of the Stephen Sondheim musical which has also been adapted into a film starring Anna Kendrick.

The play was a comedic, dark twist on common Brothers Grimm fairy tales revolving around a baker and his wife sent on a quest by an evil witch, bumping into characters such as Little Red Riding Hood, Peter Pan and Cinderella along the way.

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KSHS drama teacher Grace Oorschot said she had chosen the play because it appealed to everyone, from young children to teenagers and even a more mature audience.

“I also picked it because there’s so many main characters needed onstage, so it allows lot of people to be involved,” she said.

The show was a sell-out on both nights, with extra seats laid out and filled by patrons who rocked up at the door.

Ms Oorschot said whether a student wants to be an actor or not, being part of a production helped them to develop many life skills.

“This was my first production and I was blown away by the level of talent, dedication and heart they’ve all put in to it,” she said.

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