November 4, 5, 11, 12*, 2022 at 8 p.m.
November 13, 2022 at 2 p.m.
in Watters Theater
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Directed by Tommy Iafrate
Music Direction by Melissa Yanchak
Into the Woods interweaves four famous fairytales (Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel) set forth by a pair of bakers who must acquire special items to break a witch’s curse. Unlike the original stories, the ending is not the “happily ever after” you’d expect. A well-known and loved musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine. Directed by Tommy Iafrate and music-directed by Melissa Yanchak.
*SPECIAL EVENT: Audiences are invited to a Fairy Tale and Folklore Discussion Panel with faculty members from the English and Comparative Literature departments, facilitated by Associate Professor Tommy Iafrate. 6:30 p.m. in Casadesus Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Building.