, , , , ,

Katie Diem plays the beautiful but wicked stepsister, Lucinda, in OTE’s upcoming production of INTO THE WOODS.


How is this character like you? Different?
Lucinda is quite different from myself. I’m generally a nice and quiet person, while Lucinda is haughty, vain, self-centered and sometimes even a bit obnoxious.

What’s the biggest challenge about taking on this role?
This is my first musical and a pretty difficult one, so I’d say that the vocal aspect is the biggest challenge for me.

When did you first perform?
I did ballet for many years and my first time performing with that was when I was about four or five years old. My first time acting was over the summer when I was in OTE’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which was a super fun experience.

Who do you look up to as an actor?
He’ll probably be embarrassed about me saying this, but my brother Chris Diem who is “Rapunzel’s Prince” in this show. He’s just really amazing and I admire all he puts into his acting and the passion which he pursues it with. He is such a joy to watch and I love getting to be in a show with him!

This is Katie’s first time performing in a musical and she is very excited to be part of this production. This is her second show with OTE. She was “Cobweb” in OTE’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She would like to thank her Mom and brother who are also in this production, for their support and love.


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 has begun 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.