WHITEHALL — Students from Whitehall will offer an amusingly different way to think about favorite fairy tale characters with their production of the musical “Into the Woods Jr.”
The show running April 20-22 in the auditorium of Whitehall High School, 3100 White Lake Drive, features more than 50 students from grades 3-12.
Performances will be 7 p.m. April 20 and 22, and 3 p.m. April 22.
With a book by James Lapine and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim,” Into the Woods Jr.” is based on the Broadway production which won several Tony Awards, including Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress in a Musical.
The story follows a Baker and his Wife who learn they’ve been cursed with childlessness by the Witch next door.
The couple embark on a quest – swindling, deceiving and stealing from such already-victimized characters as Cinderella, Little Red Ridding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack (fresh off the beanstalk!) – to get the special objects required to break the spell.
However, the story doesn’t simply end “happily ever after” as each character must now face the consequences of his/her decision.
Advance Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students. Starting on April 16, they will be available online at intothewoodswhitehall.eventbrite.com, or at the school.