Auburn stages Into the Woods May 13-16
From staff reports
Rockford Auburn High School’s Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) students will stage Into the Woods at 7:30 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, May 13-15, and 2 p.m., Sunday, May 16. Tickets, $8, are available by calling Auburn High School at (815) 966-3300.
According to Wikipedia: “Into the Woods is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. … Inspired by Bruno Bettelheim’s 1976 book, The Uses of Enchantment, the musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales and follows them further to explore the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. The main characters are taken from the stories of Little Red Ridinghood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, and Cinderella, tied together by a more original story involving a Baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family, most likely taken from the original story of Rapunzel by the Brothers Grimm. It also includes references to several other well-known tales.”
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