Into the Woods Jr Cast Interview with Fontana Cary!

We are so excited to produce Into the Woods Jr. running February 22-March 4! Mark your calendars today to see Fontana Cary as Cinderella in the Middle School Cast of Into the Woods Jr.!

Question 1: What is your favorite fairy tale and why?

A: My favorite fairy tale is Rapunzel. I think Rapunzel represents hope, and when you undergo hard times in life you often lose hope, just like how Rapunzel was stolen and locked in a tower. Hope can be hard to regain after you have lost it. When Rapunzel's prince tries to "regain" Rapunzel, he loses his eyesight, but eventually finds her and can see again. I've always thought Rapunzel was beautifully inspiring; it is my favorite fairy tale.

Question 2: Why do you think fairy tales are still important in today's society?

A: Fairy tales can teach lessons that are often lost in life today. Jack and the Beanstalk teaches that sometimes you have to take a risk (sell a cow for beans) to go on an adventure (climb a beanstalk). Little Red Riding Hood teaches that while strangers may seem friendly at first glance (like the Wolf) they can cause us to lose sight of our dreams and goals (getting to Grandmother's house). There are many other beautiful lessons found in fairy tales that are important for living in today's world. 

Question 3: If you could be any fairy tale character which one would you be and why?

A: If I could be any fairy tale character, I would probably be Cinderella. I admire Cinderella because she shows that kindness and hard work are never wasted. Cinderella's story is proof that if you are in a difficult position in life, working hard and being kind and truthful can help solve your problems and eventually lead you to happiness. Because of these reasons, I am so honored that I was chosen to play Cinderella in Stage Door's middle school production of Into the Woods. I could not be happier with my role!