UMass Theater presents
INTO THE WOODS
by Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine
Directed by Rudy Ramirez
April 28, 29, May 4, 5, 6 at 7:30 p.m.
May 6 at 2 p.m.
In the Rand Theater
$20 general admission, $10 students and seniors
Tickets sold through the Fine Arts Center Box Office (call 1-800-999-UMAS or visit the website).
The first time you watch Into the Woods, the popular 1987 musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, you may get up at the end of Act 1 thinking the show is done altogether, and we wouldn’t blame you. In the true fairytale fashion, matches are made, curses are broken, and everyone lives happily ever after — until they don’t.
In Act 2, our beloved fairytale characters find out what comes AFTER the happily ever after as they face a threat that is quite literally bigger than themselves.
That complicated take on fairy tale endings is part of what has director Rudy Ramirez, a MFA student in directing at UMass Theater, and the rest of the company so intrigued by this modern classic musical, which runs April 28 to May 6 in the Rand Theater at UMass. By turns witty and poignant, this production also features musical direction by Western Mass-based musician David Cavallin.