INTO THE WOODS
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
March 30 - April 22, 2023
8 PM Thursdays-Saturdays
Additional performances 2 PM Sunday, April 2 and 2 PM Sunday, April 16.
When fairy tales collide, familiar characters must brave the darkness of the woods in an effort to break a curse, conquer their fears, and find out if what they’ve always wished for is what they truly want. This Sondheim classic reminds us that life is an unpredictable journey and that no one is alone.
Narrator/Mysterious Man: Jonathan Hey
Witch: Jennelle Gilreath Owens
Baker’s Wife: Margaret Stall
Baker: Tyler Luetkenhaus
Cinderella: Maggie Nold
Jack: Shannon Lampkin Campbell
Little Red Ridinghood: Grace Langford
Jack’s Mother: Laura Lee Kyro
Rapunzel: Dawn Schmid
Cinderella’s Prince/Florinda: Drew Mizell
Rapunzel’s Prince/Lucinda: Sarah Polizzi
Cinderella’s Stepmother: Madeline Black
Wolf/Cinderella’s Father/Steward: Michael Wells
Cinderella’s Mother/Grandmother/Giant: Jennifer Clodi
Piano/Conductor: Leah Schultz
Cello: Marie Brown*
Trumpet: Mo Carr
Viola: Chuck Evans
Violin: Steve Frisbee
Horn: John Gerdes
Flute/Piccolo/Reed: Lea Gerdes
Percussion: Mike Hansen
Reed: Ian Hayden
Cello: Paul Rueschhoff*
Bass: M. Joshua Ryan
*Appearing during select performances.
BEHIND THE SCENES
Directed by Justin Been
Music Direction by Leah Schultz
Costume Design by Eileen Engel
Wig Design by Sarah Gene Dowling
Sound Design by Jacob Baxley
Box Office/Will Call opens 1 hour prior to performance. Tower Grove Abbey is a “general seating” theatre. The receipt from tickets purchased online will act as your entry ticket until you check in at the Box Office.
All tickets are non-refundable. Individual tickets are not exchangeable. Any tickets that are not picked up by ten (10) minutes prior to curtain will be released to waiting customers.
Subscribers may exchange tickets up to 48 hours in advance of a performance. Missed subscriptions that are not addressed within 24 hours will not be able to be exchanged.
The 4/16 performance will be Audio Described by MindsEye.
Audio Described performances are suitable for audience members who are blind or partially sighted.
Please note that if you are interested in participating in the audio description of this performance you will need to call the Box Office to order your ticket. Please announce that you would like to also reserve a pair of headphones for the Audio Description.
The 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, and 4/21 performances will be presented with ASL interpretation by students from Southwestern Illinois College.
ASL interpreted performances are suitable for audience members who are Deaf, deafened, or have hearing loss. They can also be valuable for people who are learning ASL.