Magical, mystical musical: GVT presents ‘Into the Woods’

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Chrysten Peddie, who will be portraying the Witch in GVT’s upcoming production of “Into the Woods” (Photo courtesy Greenbrier Valley Theatre)

Greenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT), the state professional theatre of West Virginia, is proud to announce the upcoming musical favorite “Into the Woods.”

All of your favorite fairy tales; Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack and his beanstalk, Little Red Ridinghood and other classics. These stories all come together to remind everyone: be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.

Taking on the exciting and dynamic character of the Witch is visiting actor Chrysten Peddie. Peddie began her acting career at the young age of 11 when she portrayed Lily in Annie. Immediately she became hooked and has been working as an actor ever since.

A graduate of NYU, when this innovative actor felt that there weren’t enough opportunities for all types of actors, she got together with a friend and opened her own theatre, Siren & Sailor Theatre Co. in 2018. With high hopes and an open mind, Peddie considers this undertaking an investment in her future.

“We hope to challenge our audiences as we re-imagine old favorites and forgotten gems, all the while fostering growth in our artists and providing a safe, encouraging, and collaborative environment for young artists and seasoned professionals alike,” Peddie said about the theatre’s mission.

Chrysten Peddie as the Witch and Brianna Duckworth as Rapunzel rehearsing for GVT’s upcoming production of “Into the Woods” (Photo courtesy Greenbrier Valley Theatre)

Visiting Lewisburg for the first time, Peddie has been impressed with GVT’s impact on our little community. She is thrilled to participate, alongside some of the local volunteers such as Stephanie Bachman and Alana Preston.

“I think it’s wonderful that this place is here, bringing impactful show like ‘Into the Woods’ to an audience that is clearly hungry for it,” she said.

An insightful, melodic masterpiece, “Into the Woods” runs June 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m., July 3 and July 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 for general adult admission, $27 for seniors (60+) and $20 for children/students. For more information, call the GVT Box Office at 304-645-3838 or visit www.gvtheatre.org. The program is presented with financial assistance from the WV Division of Arts, Culture & History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts.