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Anthony Kairouz as “Jack”. Photo by Sean Netherlain Photography.

Anthony Kairouz sharing his thoughts on OTE’s production of Into the Woods:

How is this character like you? Different?
I would say Jack is like me by the fact that he doesn’t really listen to his mom haha! Also the fact that he is just so energetic and lively. He’s different in the way that he owns a cow. I do not own a cow.

What do you love about this character?
I love how spirited Jack is! There is also just so much comedy in his character to play around with as well as some real touching experiences.

What do you hate about this character?
Nothing really except for how high he has to sing sometimes.

What’s the biggest challenge about taking on this role?
I’m usually used to roles in which I have to use a bigger voice while speaking and singing in general. With Jack, I am working on making his tone very light and more lyrical.

Without giving anything away, what’s your favorite line of dialogue?

If you could play any other character in this show, who would it be?
I would love to play the baker one day. Or Rapunzel would be nice too. That would be interesting.

Who do you look up to (as an actor/director/etc.)?
Oh I would have to say Ramin Karimloo, Norm Lewis, Alfie Boe and Anthony Warlow. I would love to be even near as talented as them one day. Their voices and acting skills are just impeccable!

What’s your perfect Sunday afternoon look like?
Drinking a red bull and spicy chips of some sort while watching a show on netflix and hulu.

What do you do when you’re not doing theatre?
Probably listening to musical theater or going to college and dreaming about theatre.

Anthony Kairouz is 18 years old and is excited to be in his first OTE Production. He has always loved the show Into the Woods ever since it was performed at his high school during his freshman year. This is Anthony’s first show that he has done outside of a school he has been attending and he is very happy to  meet such new and talented performers. He is ready to bring the fun, but a bit slow, character of Jack to life!


Into the Woods opens Friday, February 26 with festivities such as complimentary dessert treats themed especially for Into the Woods by Chef Chuck Doherty and a discussion with director Aurora Culver and music director Jared Pugh. Get your seat reservations soon as opening night sells out.

Trivia Contest for Free Tickets to opening night of Into the Woods and more begins Monday, February 8 and ends Monday, February 22.

Each day that you answer a trivia question correctly is another opportunity to win. Contestant must have LIKED the OTE facebook page in order for entry to count.

Here is the link to the OTE Facebook Page

Into the Woods, by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine has the following performances: February 26th at 7 p.m.; February 27th at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; March 4th at 7 p.m.; March 5th at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and March 6th at 2 p.m.

Tickets: $15 General admission
*Parental Guidance recommended for children 13 and under due to adult themes.*
Children 12 and under free with paying adult.

To reserve your seats, email us at ajculver@otetheatre.com or call (949)689-3922.
Tickets are available for purchase online at  the Laguna Hills Community Center (class registration), or by purchasing them (Cash only) at the door on performance days. Personal checks and credit cards will not be accepted for ticket purchases at the door.

Director: Aurora Culver
Assistant Director: Josefine Damgaard
Music Director: Jared Pugh
Stage Manager: Michelle Lane

Featuring the talents of Marc Montminy, Claire Perry, Maggie Goodman, Anthony Kairouz, Rebecca Rubino, Dawn Doherty, Chris Hunter, Chris Diem, Teri Griffin,
Roger Sloan, Megan Demarchi, Nancy Higley, Tiffanie Battram, Katie Diem, Matt Acuña, Jadee Sumner, Jim Pack, and Kaleigh Krieger.

The City of Laguna Hills partners with On The Edge Theatre Productions to bring live theatrical performances to the Laguna Hills Community Center.

For more information please visit our website.