February 1, 2023-March 19, 2023

Tickets start at just $28!

Running time: Approx 3 hours including a 15 minute intermission

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Ever after isn’t always happy…

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Suggested for ages 12+, includes violence as well as loud noises

Nominated for 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Winner of Best Score

Once upon a time…it all started with a wish. Venture into the woods with the Baker and his wife on a mystical journey to collect a red cape, a strand of yellow hair, a golden shoe, and a white cow to break the spell cast by the Witch. Encounter Little Red Riding Hood searching for bread to feed her grandmother. Join Jack on his adventure up the beanstalk to save his cow Milky White. Attend the King’s festival with Cinderella and her stepsisters. Discover Rapunzel locked away in a high tower. If you’ve seen The Little Mermaid or Beauty and the Beast on Paramount’s stage, then you know the spectacle and extravagance that awaits you in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s brilliant reimagining of the Grimm Brother’s fairytale. Come experience Into the Woods, but be aware, ever after isn’t always happy…

Suggested for ages 12+, includes violence as well as loud noises

Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Book by JAMES LAPINE
Originally Directed on Broadway by JAMES LAPINE
Orchestrations by JONATHAN TUNICK
Original Broadway production by
HEIDI LANDESMAN, ROCCO LANDESMAN,
RICK STEINER, M. ANTHONY FISHER,
FREDERIC H. MAYERSON, JUJAMCYN THEATERS
Originally produced by
THE GLOBE THEATER, SAN DIEGO, CA.

Into the Woods is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

DIRECTOR’S NOTES

Welcome, dear listener, to the familiar and familial tales of Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Ridinghood, and Rapunzel, with the adapted story of her brother, The Baker, and The Baker’s Wife.

As wildly fantastical as these stories get, there’s a lucid realness to these very human beings. Sondheim is always telling us the story of our lives… always beautifully and full of laughter at ourselves.

Sondheim’s symphonic score scintillates comic and romantic, while his lyrics – more than clever – tell the truth: we’re fools and we’re heroes, aspiring and vulnerable.

Find yourself within each character. When in your life were you the whining schoolboy, the lover, the justice, or the slippered pantaloon?

Listen well to this cautionary tale of getting your wish, with its responsibilities and regrets, while coping with the loss of love and loved ones and the potential of moving on… or not.

One must take the journey “through the woods,” accepting its trails and winding roads… emerging changed, evolved, or destroyed.

And it’s never ending.

“Into the Woods, you go again.

You have to every now and then.

Into the Woods, no telling when,

Be ready for the journey.”

– Jim Corti and Trent Stork

Directors of Into the Woods

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Meet the Team

Cast

Natalie Weiss *

The Witch

making Paramount Theatre debut

Larry Yando *

Narrator/Mysterious Man

making Paramount Theatre debut

Sarah Bockel *

Baker’s Wife

previously in Cinderella and Fiddler on the Roof

Stephen Schellhardt *

Baker

Previously in Fun Home and The Sound of Music

Hannah Fernandes *

Cinderella

making Paramount Theatre debut

Will Koski *

Jack

making Paramount Theatre debut

Alex Syiek *

Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince

previously in Groundhog Day: The Musical

Devin DeSantis *

Rapunzel’s Prince

previously in Kinky Boots, The Little Mermaid, Hairspray, Les Misérables and The Who’s Tommy

Lucy Panush

Little Red Ridinghood

making Paramount Theatre debut

Molly Hernández *

Rapunzel

making Paramount Theatre debut

Christine Bunuan *

Jack’s Mother

making Paramount Theatre debut

Adam Fane *

Milky White

previously in The Sound of Music, The Producers, The Little Mermaid, Mamma Mia, Hairspray and Mary Poppins

Kelli Harrington

Cinderella’s Stepmother

Previously in Cinderella

Landree Fleming *

Lucinda

previously in Hairspray

Ann Delaney

Florinda

making Paramount Theatre debut

Dana Tretta *

Cinderella’s Mother/Granny/Giant

previously in A Christmas Story and Hair

Dakota Hughes *

Steward

previously in Groundhog Day, Cinderella & Kinky Boots

Nnamdi K. Nwankwo

Cinderella’s Father

making Paramount Theatre debut

Marta Bady

Ensemble

making Paramount Theatre debut

Grace Bobber

Sleeping Beauty, Ensemble

making Paramount Theatre debut

Alanna Chavez

Snow White, Ensemble

making Paramount Theatre debut

Darian Goulding

Ensemble

making Paramount Theatre debut

Sophie Grimm *

Ensemble

previously in The Sound of Music, Groundhog Day, Legally Blonde, and Les Misèrables

Ryan Stajmiger

Ensemble

making Paramount Theatre debut

Artistic Team

Jim Corti

Co-Director

Paramount Theatre’s Artistic Director and 8-time Jeff Award winner

Trent Stork

Co-Director

Kory Danielson

Music Director and Conductor

Kasey Alfonso

Choreographer

Jeffrey D. Kmiec

Scenic Designer

Jordan Ross

Costume Designer

José Santiago

Lighting Designer

Adam Rosenthal

Sound Designer

Paul Deziel

Projections Designer

Katie Cordts

Wig, Hair & Makeup Designer

Jesse Gaffney

Properties Designer

Jesse Mooney-Bullock

Puppets Designer

Ethan Deppe

Electronic Music Designer

Trent Stork

Casting Director

Jinni Pike *

Stage Manager

Maegan Burnell *

Asst. Stage Manager

Lanita VanderSchaaf *

Asst. Stage Manager

Cameron Tragesser

Assoc. Music Director & Assoc. Conductor

* indicates member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA)
† indicates member of United Scenic Artists (USA)
‡ indicates member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC)

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