James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, 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.
Authors: Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
This season’s production of “Into The Woods” was a reprise for the Community Players. The show was first performed as the closing production of the 1991-1992 season. Time has been good to the show and the current production had a very successful run and was well reviewed with praise for the set, orchestra and singers. Recently, the musicals at Community Players have used recorded music, but this production of “Into The Woods” featured a nine piece orchestra under the direction of Mike Wallace.