More than 20 talented high school students from 16 public, private, and charter schools in central Indiana will perform a fully-staged and orchestrated production of “Into the Woods.”
The Summer Stock Stage (SSS) production runs July 25 through July 28 at Marian University Theatre on the Marian University campus. Performances are 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
SSS is a premier educational theater group that provides students ages 13 to 19 with an extraordinary performing arts experience. In addition to Indianapolis, performers come from as far away as Crawfordsville and Martinsville.
“These students are some of the best musical theater performers in the area, and many will continue their theater studies in college,” said SSS artistic director Emily Ristine Holloway. “It is inspiring to see them come together in a professional, collaborative environment to produce an outstanding show.”
“Into the Woods” by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim takes everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.
The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
Perfect for audiences of all ages, “Into the Woods” is directed by Constance Macy with music direction by Jeanne Bowling and choreography by Mariel Greenlee. Tickets are on sale at www.summerstockstage.com and cost $15 for the Thursday preview performance and $20 for all other shows.