Tony-Award Winning Musical from a Giant of Musical Theater the world over: Stephen Sondheim. Epic fairytale adventure about wishes, family, and the choices we make. All your favorite stories collide - and are never quite the same again! Cinderella, Jack & the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood are just a few of the tales that get the Sondheim Treatment! Into the Woods is one of his most produced works. A timeless and rare modern musical classic bringing together everyone’s favorite storybook characters for laughter, poignancy, & enchantment.
"Total enchantment. A spell-bounding score, witty enough to make old stories fresh for adults, lovely enough to enchant youngsters." - Daily News
Directed by Tim Tavcar (in his 20th Season with LNT)
Musical Director: LIsa Jablow
Choreographer: Taryn Noelle
Scenic & Lighting Designer: Mark Evancho
Costume Designer: Emily Reynolds
Sound Designer: Will Davis
prod stage manager: Laura Gist asm: Brooke Mayberry
crew: Victoria Jablonski Technical Director: Janine Woods Thoma Master Electrician: Thomas Gunn
starring: G Richard Ames, Aaron Aubrey, Allison Devery, Samantha Gunn Kira Johnson, Kathleen Keenan, Veronica Lopez, John Marshall Marissa Mattogno, Brooke Mayberry, Jacob Minter, Juna Nagle, William Pelton Jessica Della Pepa, Karli Robertson, Miranda Scott Cameron Steinmetz, Carolyn Wesley, Nick Wheeler, Maggie York
Tim Tavcar is LNT"s "go to guy" when it comes to Stephen Sondheim. Previously, he directed LNT's Side by Side by Sondheim (back in 1997) - his first directing assignment with LNT (and two of the actors from that production are also in Into The Woods- Kathleen Keenan and Bill Pelton!).
He's also directed A Little Night Music and Sweeney Todd at LNT.
Here's his take on the show:
“Be careful what you wish for – is the cautionary admonition to the audiences entering the words of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s musical masterpiece, “Into the Woods.” More than the plot, what is exciting and eccentric about this particular piece of musical theater is its tone.
Lapine’ book careens between farce and tragedy, reveling in the absurdities of the original Grimm and Perrault fairy-tales and then guiding the characters through calamity and heartache. Sondheim’s score is a puzzle master’s trove of overlapping motifs, internal rhymes, and wordplay.
In short the show is a challenge and a delight for the entire creative team: director, actors, designers, and crew, to take our audiences on this weird and wonderful journey through the woods, as good a metaphor as any for the necessity to come together and survive the problems presented by a big and brutal world"
“With a score that includes some of Sondheim’s best tunes and most clever lyrics, musical theatre doesn’t get much better than this. So go. It’s a journey well-worth taking.”
- DC Metro News
“Non-Stop Pure Pleasure! A ravishing explosion of color and melody and magic and laughter." - Time Magazine
"Bewitching... dazzling... triumphant." – New York Post
photo credits: John Snell
And enjoy this sneak peek trailer (photos by John Snell)