Into the Woods
Into the Woods, Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine. Playing at the Coaster Theatre through September 7, 2014
One of Sondheim’s most popular works, Into the Woods brings together the classic fairytale characters from the Brothers Grimm with the Broadway magic of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine to create a rare modern classic.
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.