Into the Woods
A Tony Award®-winning musical classic by Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine
Into the Woods reacquaints us with the most enchanting Brother's Grimm folklore, and characters that we not only adored in our youth, but also continue to pass on to our children today. Joining Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel and, of course, Little Red Riding Hood, is a childless Baker and his Wife. Of course, no fairy story would be complete without a Witch!
These familiar tales are retold through a sophisticated, witty, and beguiling storyline with a musical score so dazzling, and full of dark comedic verse so clever, that many critics have hailed Into the Woods as "one of the few masterpieces of our time". Better still is that none of the important cautionary lessons about life's physical and moral hazards from the original Grimm's stories are lessened by this modern recounting of classic "happily ever after” fables. And that's only the first act!
These stories evolved from a desire to better navigate our way through the human experience, and they have retained their relevance because the human experience remains the same across time and culture. The characters in the "after happily ever after" of Into the Woods are much richer, and will touch you much more deeply than they ever have before, as they come to understand the true consequences of their wishes and the unforeseen complications that came with them. Holding true to tradition, Into the Woods will also leave you to reckon with its own moral of the story – which may not be the one you were expecting.
Director: Glynna Goff
Vocal-Musical Director: Sharyn Peterson
Presented by META Performing Arts
Produced by Joe Bowen, Peter Wheeler, & Laurie Cottingham