Pamela Winslow Kashani, an Orange County resident who played Rapunzel in the original show in 1987, met with the UCI students during a rehearsal for the fairy tale musical.
The actress recently returned from
Kashani earned a
The ensemble cast includes familiar characters from fairy tales — Little Red Riding Hood, the Wolf,
The role of Rapunzel is one of several Kashani has played on Broadway. She's also been Lucille in "Meet Me in St. Louis," Babette (the feather duster) in "Beauty and the Beast" and another turn in "Into the Woods," this time as
She and her husband, Orange County's Tim Kahani, founded a film, television and theater production company, Apples and Oranges, through which she hosts the TV series "Arts Coast to Coast," a bicoastal celebration of the arts. With all this activity, she still finds time to home-school her young son.
"Into the Woods" will be presented tonight through Nov. 20 at the Claire Trevor Theater, UC Irvine.
TOM TITUS reviews local theater for the Daily Pilot.
IF YOU GO:
WHAT: "Into the Woods"
WHERE: Claire Trevor Theater, UC Irvine
WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Nov. 16-20, matinees at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Nov. 20.
COST: $25 to $28