Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Directed by Sarah Hankins
Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 30 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 1 at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: Call the UNCG Theatre Box Office at 336-334-4392 or click on the “website” link below to purchase tickets online.
Age Rating: PG
Run Time: Approx. 2 hr. and 45 min.
Frame/Works Discussion via Zoom: Oct. 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Location: UNCG Auditorium, 408 Tate St, Greensboro, NC 27403
James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.
The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
One of Sondheim’s most popular works, Into the Woods is a musically sophisticated show with the opportunity to feature actors adept at dark comedy. Designers will especially enjoy highlighting the fantastical elements of this magical word. – Musical Theatre International
“Into the Woods” is presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com