Lakewood, WA — The Lakewood Playhouse continues its 70th Anniversary season with INTO THE WOODS, book by James Lapine and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. A baker and his wife journey into the woods in search of a cow, a red cape, golden slippers, and some magic beans, to lift a curse that has kept them childless. They meet characters from many familiar fairy tales, and the mysterious witch that sent them all off into the woods in the first place.
This Tony Award-winning masterpiece will weave its magic spell over you, offering a seamless fusion of fairy tale characters and what happens after “happily ever after.” It is at all times humorous, sad, and heart-stirring. Children will find it to be a delightful twist on familiar stories, and adults will find it thought-provoking and moving as well as nostalgic. With memorable songs such as “Children Will Listen,” and “No One Is Alone,” INTO THE WOODS is a music-lover’s delight from start to finish-forever establishing Stephen Sondheim’s unparalleled position as a giant of the American musical theatre. To hear part of a rehearsal of this marvelous music click on the Lakewood Playhouse YouTube video posted at www.lakewoodplayhouse.org.
INTO THE WOODS is intimately staged in the round by director Julie Halpin. Music direction is by Jeff Andersen and choreography by Stephanie Kriege; costumes designed by Christina Hughes, set designed by David Wehmhoefer, lighting designed by Mark Thomason.
INTO THE WOODS runs March 27 through April 26th, 2009, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm. Ticket are $24 general reserved seating, $21 senior and military, $18 age 16 to 25, and $16 age 15 and under. Special group rates are available. There will be one Pay-What-You-Can performance Thursday April 2nd at 8pm, and an Actor Benefit performance at 2pm Saturday April 25th. Lakewood Playhouse is located at 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd., next to the Pierce Transit Center in the heart of the Lakewood Towne Center. For more information and specific show times, call the Lakewood Playhouse Box Office at 253-588-0042 or visit www.lakewoodplayhouse.org.