Into The Woods
August 2nd - 5th, 2pm and 7pm each day
Once Upon A Time, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine wrote INTO THE WOODS, a magical musical comedy based on the fractured fairy tales of The Brothers Grimm. Sondheim and Lapines story asks the question: what would happen if all of our favorite storybook characters (and a couple of their own invention) ended up meeting one another in those magical woods? Sondheim and Lapine created a dark and funny story about a Witchs curse that condemns a Baker and his Wife to a life without children. The husband and wife so deeply want to have a child that they close up shop to embark on a quest through an enchanted forest to find the four items required by The Witch to break the spell: the cow as white as milk, the cape as red as blood, the hair as yellow as corn, the slipper as pure as gold.
Will the Baker and his wife succeed in breaking the witchs curse? Will Cinderella marry her Prince? Will Rapunzel let down her hair? Will Little Red Riding Hood get to Grannys house in time to save her from the Wolfs belly? Will Jack slay the giant? And what happens after they all get their wish - even the Witch - and live happily ever after? Find out when Playful People Productions presents the full-length production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapines INTO THE WOODS. Two casts (Adult and Teen) are under the direction of New York-based theatre artists Gary De Mattei and Caryn Hartglass, the same team that brought our audiences FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and last seasons THE MUSIC MAN. You wont want to miss this, the final show of our summer season. With a small ensemble of professional musicians playing live onstage, and lovely costumes and scenery, INTO THE WOODS is sure to be a crowd-pleaser for audiences ages 9 years old and above.