February 1, 2023-March 19, 2023
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Ever after isn’t always happy…

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
Originally Directed on Broadway by JAMES LAPINE
Orchestrations by JONATHAN TUNICK
Original Broadway production by
Originally produced by

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


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


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 *


previously in Into the Woods, The Sound of Music, and Fun Home

Hannah Fernandes *


making Paramount Theatre debut

Will Koski *


making Paramount Theatre debut

Alex Syiek *

Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince

previously in Groundhog Day: The Musical

Devin DeSantis *

Rapunzel’s Prince

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

Lucy Panush

Little Red Ridinghood

making Paramount Theatre debut

Molly Hernández *


making Paramount Theatre debut

Christine Bunuan *

Jack’s Mother

making Paramount Theatre debut

Adam Fane *

Milky White

previously in Into the Woods, 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 *


previously in Hairspray

Ann Delaney *


previously in Into the Woods and Newsies

Dana Tretta *

Cinderella’s Mother/Granny/Giant

previously in A Christmas Story and Hair

Dakota Hughes


previously in School of Rock, Into the Woods, Cinderella, and Kinky Boots

Nnamdi K. Nwankwo

Cinderella’s Father

making Paramount Theatre debut

Marta Bady *


Previously in Into The Woods and Little Shop of Horrors.

Grace Bobber

Sleeping Beauty, Ensemble

making Paramount Theatre debut

Alanna Chavez

Snow White, Ensemble

making Paramount Theatre debut

Darian Goulding


previously in Into the Woods

Sophie Grimm *


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

Ryan Stajmiger *


previously in Into the Woods

Artistic Team

Jim Corti


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

Trent Stork


Kory Danielson

Music Director and Conductor

Kasey Alfonso


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 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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