About Into the Woods

Into the Woods
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine
Directed & Staged by Spiro Veloudos
Music Direction by Catherine Stornetta

Running Time: Approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes
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Production sponsored by Joseph A. Richard & Rene Morrissette

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In Sondheim & Lapine's delightful fractured fairy tale musical, a Baker and his Wife embark into the woods on a quest to reverse a curse laid on them by the Witch next door.  Along the way they encounter an ambivalent Cinderella, an aggressive Red Riding Hood, a rebellious Rapunzel, a too-trusting Jack, and a couple of not-so-princely Princes.  But when everyone’s wishes are granted, the consequences of their self-centered actions come to haunt them.   Eventually they learn a moving life lesson about working together, the stories we tell our children, and the real meaning of “happily ever after.”

“A wonderful muddle of Grimm fairy tales . . . extraordinary music and lyrics, subtle yet enormously complex.” – L.A. Times

Note for Parents: Into the Woods contains some violence, death, and frightening moments, so it may not be appropriate for young children. The first act of the show is lighter in tone than the second. In general we feel that the show is appropriate for children ages 10+, but parents should use their own discretion as they know their children and their sensitivities and maturity levels best. Please note that children under the age of 5 are not allowed to attend Lyric Stage mainstage performances.



Ticket Prices
Day Center Section Side Section
Limited amount of $25 seats available for every performance, subject to availability. Prices subject to change at any time.
Wed Mat $42 $32
Wed/Thur/Fri $65 $49
Sat/Sun $70 $58


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