Into The Woods

Show Overview

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.

FINAL PERFORMANCE SUNDAY JUNE 18 AT 2PM. Get Tickets at the door starting at 1pm

"Total enchantment. A spell-bounding score, witty enough to make old stories fresh for adults, lovely enough to enchant youngsters." - Daily News

 

Production Team

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   
costume chief: 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, Brooke Mayberry,  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

Don't Miss the Masquerade Gala - Friday June 2 - starting at 6:30pm with catered reception by New England Culinary Institute (NECI), cash bar, the show and dessert party & toast (courtesy of Birchgrove Baking, Manghi's Bread, and Red Hen Bakery) with cast. 
Tickets available at the door.

Tickets: $35 Fri/Sat Eve; $25 Thu & Matinees- Students seniors $5 Off. Youth 11 & under $15 Fri/Sat Eve; $10 Thu & Matinees
Special $15  - Sat June 3 2pm Matinee Only
GALA - $60/person or $100 per couple - all inclusive

Scoop Info

Read the Times Argus Preview by Jim Lowe     Enjoy This Blog Post - with More Photos!

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"

 

Buzz Info

“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

Media Info

Rick Ames is the Wolf (still in his princely garb of white shirt and sapphire blue doublet) in wolf mask, offers "flame orange & yellow" tulips to Little Red Riding Hood (played by Karli Robertson) who has bright red cape with hood (worn down) over her blue & white striped dress & apron

 

 

The Witch (cloaked in black) threatens The Bakers Wife (Carolyn Wesley in multi-colored, short skirted peasant outfit) by lunging at her with her magic cane, while the Baker (Nick Wheeler, in polka dotted baking cap & matching apron) tries to protect his wife

photo credits: John Snell

And enjoy this sneak peek trailer (photos by John Snell)

 

Check out ORCA Media's Mini Feature - with interviews with director and cast members:

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