The Forest Theater Guild proudly presents “Into The Woods” by special arrangement through Musical Theater International! 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.
Directed by Paul Davis with oversight from Sr Production consultant Walt deFaria…this will be young Davis’ debut production for the Guild …as it happens this was the first production that deFaria directed for the Guild.
You are sure to recognize a few of their all star cast which is led by the outstanding vocal direction of Janice Perl with Lighting design by Emma Satchel and sound design by Tony Nocito of IAMP.
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 for our actors show their aptitude for dark comedy.
With music and lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM, book by JAMES LAPINE Into the Woods was originally directed on Broadway by James Lapine with orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick.
The original Broadway production by Heidi Landesman, Rocco Landesman, Rick Steiner, M. Anthony Fisher, Frederic H. Mayerson and Jujamcyn Theaters …originally produced by the Old Globe Theater, San Diego, Ca.