2018 Events » Into the Woods
Upper Hutt Musical Theatre presents
INTO THE WOODS
Wednesday 10 October 2018 | 7.30pm
Thursday 11 October 2018 | 7.30pm
Friday 12 October 2018 | 7.30pm
Saturday 13 October 2018 | 7.30pm
An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Riding Hood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch...who raps? These are all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairy tale.
When a Baker and his Wife learn they've been cursed with childlessness by the Witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects required to break the spell, swindling, lying to and stealing from Cinderella, Little Red, Rapunzel and Jack (the one who climbed the beanstalk). Everyone's wish is granted at the end of Act One, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them, with disastrous results.
What begins a lively irreverent fantasy in the style of "The Princess Bride" becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility and the stories we tell our children.