About Into the Woods
The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make.
James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.
The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
One of Sondheim's most popular works, Into the Woods is a musically sophisticated show with the opportunity to feature actors adept at dark comedy. Designers will especially enjoy highlighting the fantastical elements of this magical word.
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Ohio University Lancaster Theatre
The Ohio University Lancaster Theatre program produces three major productions during the academic calendar and one community production during the summer, which is featured during the historic Lancaster Festival.
Our faculty and staff take pride in the individual attention that our theatre students receive on our campus and are dedicated to continuing a strong, successful and educational theatre program here at Ohio University Lancaster.