With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, Into the Woods opened on Broadway to resounding acclaim on Nov. 5, 1987. But its roots date back much further than that. That because Sondheim and Lapine’s original inspiration was the 19th century fairy tales collected and edited/written by the Brothers Grimm out of Germany.
During its intial Broadway run the musical played for nearly two years (765 performances, to be exact). This presentation is by Regina Summer Stage. Performances start tomorrow and run until Sunday. July 10-12 curtain is at 7:30 p.m., while July 13 it’s at 2 p.m. Tickets are $30 adults and $27 students and children, and the box office is at 306-779-2277.
To give you a taste of what the musical’s like, here’s video from the 2002 Tony Awards where Vanessa Williams and fellow cast members perform a snippet of the musical: