Into the Woods
Produced and Directed by DreamWeaver Theatrical Productions through partnership with Destination Caldwell
Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Book by JAMES LAPINE
Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Directed by Annie Castiel
Music Direction by Becka Pierce
Accompanist Chad Spears
ALL ROLES CAST: Please keep your eyes open as we hope to cast a late summer show with completely open auditions!
DreamWeaver Theatrical production, in partnership with Destination Caldwell, is excited to bring Into the Woods to the stage June 25th, 26th and 27th. Hosted by Indian Creek Plaza, there will be no shortage of entertainment and excitement for the long awaited return to stage and opportunity to be part of the opportunity to attend our performing arts event. Please note that all COVID recommendations as set by the SW Health District will be adhered to.
ABOUT THE SHOW
An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Ridinghood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch ... who raps? They're all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairy tale. When a Baker and his Wife learn they've been cursed with childlessness by the Witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects ( a cow as white as milk...a cape as red as blood... hair as yellow as corn... a slipper as pure as gold... ) required to break the spell, swindling, lying to and stealing from Cinderella (with the slipper as pure as gold) Little Red Ridinghood (with a cape as red as blood) Rapunzel (with the hair as yellow as corn) and Jack (the one who climbed the beanstalk - with the cow as white as milk). Everyone's wish is granted at the end of Act One but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later, with disastrous results. A Giant (A female Giant, that is) steps down from the heavens and straight upon some beloved char actors. It takes a few lives before the survivors realize that they have to act altogether in order to succeed. Thus, what begins a lively irreverent fantasy becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility
and the stories we tell our children.