'Into the Woods' premieres April 27


'Into the Woods' premieres April 27


KENOSHA, Wis. – Carthage College’s production of musical favorite “Into the Woods” opens April 27 with a 7:30 p.m. show in the Wartburg Theatre.

It runs for two weekends, with additional performances at 7:30 p.m. April 28 and May 3-5 as well as 3 p.m. April 29. The theatre resides in the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Natural and Social Sciences at the north end of the Carthage campus, 2001 Alford Park Drive.

Theatre professor Neil Kristian Scharnick directs “Into the Woods,” a play that won five Tony Awards between its two Broadway runs. A 2014 movie version of the tale earned more than $200 million worldwide.

Written by seven-time Tony-winning composer Stephen Sondheim, “Into the Woods” reinvents beloved fairy tales to tell a captivating new story. The show follows a handful of characters: the Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wants to go to the ball; Jack, who wishes he could keep his beloved pet cow, Milky White; and Little Red Riding Hood, who wants to deliver bread and sweets to her ailing grandmother.

The first act follows the expected narrative, cleverly intertwining classic fairy tale stories. The second act takes a darker turn, delving into what comes after “happily ever after” and analyzing the moral ambiguities that arise as the lovable yet flawed characters do whatever it takes to make their wishes come true.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.carthage.edu/tickets or in person at the Fine Arts box office. Cost is $14 for adults, $10 for seniors (55 and older), and $8 for students with a valid ID.

Parents should determine whether the content is suitable for their children. For more information about the show, contact the box office at oee@carthage.edu or 262-551-6661.

About Carthage College – www.carthage.edu
Carthage combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation so our students uncover and ignite their true potential. A four-year, private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, Carthage has a prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan, is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students.