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Into the Woods
April 14th - April 23rd, 2023 AZ Time
Online sale ends: 04/20/23 at 10:00pm AZ Time
Evelyn Smith Music Theatre
50 E. Gammage Parkway
Tempe, AZ 85281
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ASU Music Theatre & Opera presents Into the Woods

Into the Woods, the 1988 Tony Award winner for both score and book of a musical, is a brilliantly conceived exploration of what happens after “happily ever after.” With a moving and profound score by Stephen Sondheim, and a powerful, witty book by James Lapine, Into the Woods is a magical, imaginative journey to the darker side of fairy tales as they explore the pain of growing up, communal responsibility, and the values we pass on to our children. 

A childless baker and his wife, cursed by a wicked witch, go off into the woods in hopes of ridding themselves of her evil influence. There they encounter Cinderella, her Prince, Little Red Ridinghood, the Wolf, Jack the Giant Killer, Rapunzel and other fairy tale characters who are attempting to realize wishes of their own. By the end of Act I, everything seems to be blissfully resolved. But a destructive, vengeful force looms in the woods which leads to tragic consequences in the second act, bringing the characters to a painful but hopeful resolution. Filled with unexpected twists and dazzling insights, Into the Woods explores subjects like the promise of perfect love, the foolhardiness of questing for material goods, and the loving but difficult relationship between parents and children. With tenderness and laughter, Sondheim and Lapine bring us through a maze that mirrors the complexity of everyday existence. Like the characters in Into the Woods, we end this journey aware of the moral consequences of our actions and the power of tolerance, community and shared sacrifice. 

Appropriate for audiences age 13 and up.

Book by James Lapine

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Directed by Kate Leonard 
Music Direction by Brent Mauldin

All ticket sales are ONLINE ONLY. There will be no in-person sales at the event. Please purchase tickets in advance. Guests who do not have a ticket at the door will be directed to purchase them online. Additional ticket service fees apply to every purchase. 

Herberger Institute Complimentary Tickets: Eligible HIDA faculty, staff and students redeem their complimentary ticket(s) from this page. Click the 'Buy Tickets' button, select the desired seat locations and types of tickets, then enter and apply your 10-digit ASU ID as the coupon code at checkout. For assistance, email hiboxoffice@asu.edu.

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

Items Not Allowed
No food or beverages (other than water bottles with lids) are allowed inside the seating area of the venues. No recording devices allowed.
Additional Information
Face coverings are recommended in School of Music, Dance and Theatre indoor performance spaces. University COVID-19 information may be found at https://eoss.asu.edu/health/announcement/coronavirus.

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Event starts at 7:30pm
Doors open at 7:00pm

Adult: $22.00
Faculty/Staff: $16.00
Group (10 or more): $12.00
Senior: $16.00
Student: $12.00
Wheelchair Accessible Adult: $22.00
Wheelchair Accessible Faculty/Staff: $16.00
Wheelchair Accessible Senior: $16.00
Wheelchair Accessible Student: $12.00


Evelyn Smith Music Theatre<br> 50 E. Gammage Parkway<br> Tempe, 85281




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