Into the Woods

Into the Woods is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. It debuted in San Diego at the Old Globe Theatre in 1986, and premiered on Broadway in 1987. Bernadette Peters' performance as the Witch and Joanna Gleason's portrayal of the Baker's Wife brought acclaim to the production during its original Broadway run. Into the Woods won several Tony Awards, including Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress in a Musical (Joanna Gleason), in a year dominated by The Phantom of the Opera.

The musical has been produced many times, with a 1988 US national tour, a 1990 West End production, a 1991 television production, a 1997 tenth anniversary concert, a 2002 Broadway revival, a 2010 London revival and in 2012 as part of New York City's outdoor Shakespeare in the Park series. The musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales and follows them to explore the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. The characters are taken from Grimm and other fairy tale adaptations such as “Little Red Riding Hood”, “Jack and the Beanstalk”, “Rapunzel” and “Cinderella”. The musical is tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family, and their interaction with a Witch and her curse on them.

Director John Tuttle (509) 554-1423

Performance Dates
November 15, 16, 22, 23, 24 2013
Richland High School

In the Press

'Into the Woods' opens Nov. 15 in Richland

The Brothers Grimm wrote fairy tales as dark as they were light and airy. But they never wrote musicals.

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Play Review: 'Into the Woods' an enjoyable tale

Cinderella (Molly Holleran), Little Red Riding Hood (Erin Dickey) and Jack the Giant-Killer (Robert John Hanson) are featured in Into the Woods, the Mid-Columbia Musical Theatre's romp through the dark woods of fairy tales.

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