Into the Woods to Open May 15th at Pinewood Lake

Martha Hegley ’16
Staff Writer

The Pinewood Lake/ Milford Player’s production of Into the Woods is just around the corner. The show is set to open at the Pinebrook Theater located within the lake association’s clubhouse. Working hard since February, the cast is excited for the May 15th opening night.

Everyone knows the stories of Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, and Rapunzel. In this award winning play by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, these beloved fairytales come together to create a magical musical. The characters stories all intertwine as they meet each other in the woods. Wikipedia describes the musical as “tied together by an original story involving a childless baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family, their interaction with a witch who has placed a curse on them, and their interaction with other storybook characters during their journey.”  Each with a different goal or desire in mind, the audience follows their journeys to obtain what they are wishing for.

This show has become very popular ever since it premiered on Broadway in 1986. It was nominated for numerous Tony awards and won in the categories of Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress in a Musical (Joanna Gleason). The production has continued to grow including a 1988 US national tour, a 1991 TV production, and a 2002 Broadway revival. Recently Walt Disney started a movie production of the musical. Many big name stars are going to appear in the movie including Meryl Streep as the witch, Johnny Depp as the Wolf, and Anna Kendrick as Cinderella.

In association with Pinewood Lake and Milford Players, many Trumbull High School students as well as Trumbull High alumni and other Trumbull residents are putting on this production at Pinewood Lake. The dates are scheduled for May 15th, 16th, and 17th at 7:30 and May 18th at 2:30. Tickets are only 10 dollars for students and seniors, and 15 dollars for general admission. Come out and support your friends and the Trumbull community in this amazing journey through the world of magic and enjoyment.

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