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music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine
directed by Nora
July 25-August 3
No Strings Theatre Company
presents "Into the Woods," directed by Nora Petty, at the Black Box
Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces which has performances on July 25
to July 27 and August 1-3. "Into The Woods" is a musical with music
and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine.
It won several Tony Awards including Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress
in a Musical in a year dominated by Phantom of the Opera.
The musical cleverly begins with the characters of "Little Red Riding
Hood," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Rapunzel,"
and "Cinderella" whose stories continue after the "happily
ever after" in their own fairy tales. In addition there is the story of
a childless baker and his wife who wish to have a child. their
interaction with a Witch who has placed a curse on them, and their
interaction with other storybook characters during their journey. Musical
Numbers include "Into the Woods, "There's a Giant in the Sky,"
" Agony," and "Ever After."
Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays July
25 and August 3 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $12.00 for regular admission and
$10.00 students and seniors over 65. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.
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Denise Marie and Marcel Koster
Sunday, August 31
at 7:00 p.m.
Denise Marie and Marcel Koster Guitars, Vocals,
Accordion, Percussion, Songwriting, Recording Artists, Producers Denise Marie
was born with a gypsy soul. At sixteen she bid adieu to the upstate New York
farm and moved to the wild west of Santa Fe, New Mexico where she befriended
hippies, cowgirls, Indians and studied jazz guitar. But when she learned to
finger-pick the blues a whole new universe of possibilities opened up. In
1995 she moved to the center of music on planet earth, New Orleans, where she
was encouraged to perform the original songs she had hidden in an old shoe
box. There she embraced trumpets, saxophones, Cuban percussion, violins and
well.....just about everything to do with music, BIG HUG. She recorded with
such legends as Johnny Vidacovich, James Singleton,
and worked with a long list of talented musicians. By 2005, she had toured in
Europe several times and was there when hurricane Katrina blasted old New
Orleans. As a result she stayed in Europe for almost two years. While
visiting the "night mayor" of Den Haag in 2007 she was introduced
to her now husband and music partner Marcel Koster.
He was born with drumsticks in his hands. In school he often found himself
tapping on his desk and legs with pencils and hands flying, driving his
teachers mad. He played snare drum in the marching band for ten years and
finally got an entire drum kit up in the attic, driving his father mad. When
he picked up the accordion and began to croon old Dutch classics he was
accepted as the musician of the family. Well, that's the drummers cross to
bear. Marcel has played with such Dutch legends as Johnny Hoes, Joke Bruijs, Gerard Cox, Pierre van Duijl,
Kees Korbijn, Philip Kroonenberg, Peter te Bos, Federique
Spigt and Arthur Ebeling.
Marcel has toured in Russia, China, Europe and The United States. Nowadays he
plays in several bands and as a duo with his wife. They live in The
Netherlands. Denise Marie plays electric, acoustic, slide and tenor guitars,
sings, writes songs and plays the riqq (middle
eastern tambourine). Marcel Koster plays accordion,
drums, percussion, piano and sings. Admission is $10.00. Reservations (575)
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