MainStage Production, Winter 2019: Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Originally directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

February 22-23, 28, March 1-2 @ 8 pm
February 24 & March 3 @ 2 pm
The Moore Theater

A Department of Theater MainStage Production
Tickets available at the HOP Box Office

A timeless and deeply relevant Tony Award-winning musical, and one of Sondheim's most inventive works. This sophisticated fairy-tale mash-up tells the story of 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 embark on a journey to change their fate. Many wishes are granted - but as the characters discover, every wish, and every individual action, can have far-reaching consequences. 

KEITH COUGHLIN director and choreograper
KEVIN A. SMITH music director
LAWRENCE E. MOTEN III scenic designer
MARTIN SCHNELLINGER costume designer
DAN KOTLOWITZ lighting and projections designer
WILL MARESCO '19 sound designer
SARAH CASE associate choreographer

Into the the news!

From the Hop Backstage Blog: 
"Wind, rain and thuds from an unseen giant: Will Maresco ’19 on designing sound for Into the Woods"

From the Valley News: 
"Highlights: Hanover actor Owen O'Leary takes a role he once found daunting"

Into the Woods Special Events

Opening Night Reception
Friday, February 22
Immediately post-show @ the Top of The Hop

Please join us for a celebratory reception following the show. Cash bar available, courtesy of the Top of the Hop Lobby Bar. This event is generously supported by the Hopkins Center and the Adams Family Fund for Theater.

Post-Performance Conversation with the Cast
 and Creative Team
Friday, March 1
The Moore Theater

Join us in the theater immediately following the evening’s performance on Friday, March 1 for an informal discussion with members of the Into the Woods cast and creative team. The conversation will be led by Laura Edmondson, Department of Theater Chair.

Pre-Performance Discussion
Once Upon a Time: The Magic of Sondheim
Saturday, March 2
7:00 pm @ the Top of the Hop

Join Professor Steve Swayne and Into The Woods director Keith Coughlin for a conversation about the genius of Stephen Sondheim, his impact on musical theater, and his sly and subversive vision of Into the Woods. Professor Swayne is the Jacob H. Strauss 1922 Professor of Music and author of How Sondheim Found his Sound; Keith Coughlin is a Lecturer with the Department of Theater and the Artistic Director of the New London Barn Playhouse. The conversation will be moderated by Laura Edmondson, Department of Theater Chair. Free and open to the public.