Fairy tale characters come to life this November when TheatreUNCA stages “Into The Woods”

UNC Asheville students Benjamin Brown, Maxwell Roberts and Lucy Weaver perform in "Into the Woods." Photo courtesy of UNCA

From UNC Asheville:

TheatreUNCA to Stage Sondheim Musical, “Into the Woods,” Nov. 2-4, 16-18

TheatreUNCA will kick off its 2017 mainstage season with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s fairytale musical, Into the Woods, with seven performances opening Nov. 2 in UNC Asheville’s Carol Belk Theater. Evening performances will take place Nov. 2-4 and 16-18 with curtain at 7:30 p.m. One matinee will be offered at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19.

Into the Woods weaves together the characters of many different fairy tales, including Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Rapunzel and Little Red Riding Hood into a story that explores the joys and the costs of pursuing dreams. UNC Asheville’s production of “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

The student cast includes Rachel Anderson, Daniel Ballard, Rebecca Boyce, Benjamin Brown, Casey Clennon, Jackson Cole, Justin Day, Serena Dotson-Smith, Gary Freedman, Lucas Granade, Mo Hakala, Kelsey Hamilton, Emmalie Handley, Jarrett Lefler, Ryan Miller, Kyle Muench, Maxwell Roberts, Bri Stewart, Missy Sullivan, Lucy Weaver and Anna Zurliene. Community members Lillian Bodenheimer and Ramona E. Laughlin also join the cast. Scott Walters, professor of drama, will direct. 

General admission for Into the Woods is $15; $12 for faculty and senior citizens; $8 for students and OLLI members. For information and tickets, visit drama.unca.edu/theatre-unca, or call 828.232.2291.

About Max Hunt
Max Hunt grew up in South (New) Jersey and graduated from Warren Wilson College in 2011. History nerd; art geek; connoisseur of swimming holes, hot peppers, and plaid clothing. Follow me @J_MaxHunt

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