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Roger Sloan plays the “Narrator” and the “Mysterious Man” in On the Edge Theatre Production’s INTO THE WOODS, opening Friday, February 26.


What sort of person is going to love this character?
People that love to “tell the tale” from the outside. There always has to be someone on the outside…

What’s the biggest challenge about taking on this role?
The costume changes….and learning to talk in a Sondheim musical, where you still have music cues for all your lines.

Besides yourself, what celebrity would you like to see tackle this character?
Sean Connery as narrator and Mysterious Man would be great! Or maybe Sir Ian McKellen….oooh…ooh….Sir Patrick Stewart.

Without giving anything away, what’s your favorite line of dialogue?
“It’s no sicker than your thing with dwarves.”

Besides yourself, which actor in this production is going to blow people away?
That’s the good part, the ENTIRE cast is going to blow people away!!

When did you first perform?
I performed all through grade school, high school and college then took a 30 year break. I started again in 2012 performing in Annie at MTV in Irvine after my daughter, Valerie, got the role of “Annie.”

When you have a five-minute break during rehearsal, what do you spend that time doing? Usually it’s bio related if you know what I mean.

Who’s the funniest person in the cast in real life?
Matt Acuna, “The Steward”, is pretty funny, I have to admit.

What do you do when you’re not doing theatre?
I had to think that one through for a moment. It seems I’m always doing theatre. My family comes first though.

If you had a magic wand, what show would you do next?
I would still like a 3rd shot to perform Nunsense A-Men in a large theatre.. But hopefully my next show will be Peter Pan playing “Captain Hook.”

What’s the last thing you do before you step out on stage?
Check my zipper and pop a breath mint and PRAY I remember my lines.

Roger Sloan is extremely excited to play the role of “Narrator/Mysterious Man” for Into the Woods.  Roger’s first OTE production was in 2015 as “Mother Superior” in Nunsense A-Men.  Roger most recently appeared as “Fagin” in Oliver!  His other acting credits include Music Man (Harold Hill), Jesus Christ Superstar (Caiaphas), Peter Pan (Captain Hook), Bye Bye Birdie (Harry MacAfee) as well as in other shows such as Fiddler, Joseph, and Play On!  He would like to thank On the Edge Theatre Productions, including Aurora Culver and her team for the opportunity to perform this role as well as the Laguna Hills Community Center for supporting live theatre.  He’d also like to thank his wife Melissa, as always, for her ongoing support.  Here we go….Once Upon a Time…..


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.