Another Tony Award winning musical will hit the stage this month when Houston's Main Street Theater begins performances for Into the Woods. The once widely successful Broadway musical, book by James Lapine and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, has been simplified down to a smaller scale. The production and cast will create an intimate atmosphere to bring the characters to life beginning January 16th and running until February 16, 2014.
Into the Woods tells the story of a childless couple as well as beloved fairy tale characters, such as Cinderella, Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, among others, as they set off to find a witch who can grant all their wishes. After each wish is granted there are no fairy tale happy endings in this production and each character must realize just what it means to get what you want. Sometimes the results are not what you would expect. The original production was a massive, made for Broadway production, yet director Andrew Ruthven and musical director Claudia Dyle have reworked the piece for a smaller cast.
Prior to opening night, the theater has created previews and multiple other events to gain audiences favor. (Be sure to follow the link below to get all the details about pricing, tickets and events for the show.) Previews begin on January 11th as well as two other dates (Jan. 12th and Jan 15th). Also trying to bring audiences into the action, the theater is offering free events a pre-show discussion for opening night and also following Friday and Saturday showings (beginning January 18th) guest are invited to the cast after party. Audiences are not only invited to enjoy the wonderful performances but get a taste of the media life with the ability to meet and interact on an intimate level with these talented stage actors/actresses.
Don't miss your chance to see this production. For more information on ticketing, dates and special engagements, please visit, http://www.mainstreettheater.com/mainstage/intothewoods.html. For tickets you can also call, 713-524-6706. This production is recommended for audiences 13 and up and based on the website information no child under the age of 5 will be allowed in the theater.