INTO THE WOODS (2008)

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: February 8 & 9 at 7 PM
SUNDAY: February 10 at 3 PM

Tilghman Elementary School Cafetorium
21374 Foster Avenue in Tilghman
 

St. Michaels Middle High School is proud to present one of the world’s most acclaimed musical theatre productions, Into The Woods, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, based on the book by James Lapine.  The show is produced and directed by SMMHS Music/Drama teacher Rebecca Hale, with Kevin Thomas as music director and orchestra conductor.  Shows are scheduled on Friday and Saturday, February 8th and 9th at 7 PM, with a Sunday matinee at 3 PM on the 10th.  All performances of Into the Woods will take place in the cafetorium at Tilghman Elementary School, as the SMMHS Auditorium remains under construction.  Tickets can be purchased in advance at Reeser’s Pharmacy in St. Michaels, Sully’s Deli on Tilghman Island, or at the door: $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens, $5 for students, and $3 for children 4 and under.  For further information, please call 410-745-2582.

Into the Woods combines the beloved fairy tales of Cinderella, Rapunzel, two handsome princes, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Little Red Riding Hood with the story of the Baker and his Wife who desperately want a child, having been cursed with childlessness by a witch.  To break the spell they must perform various tasks and rise to meet seemingly impossible challenges involving the characters in the other fairy tales.  After numerous failed attempts, the Baker and his Wife are able finally to perform the tasks necessary to break the spell.  However, once the characters have achieved their goals, they learn about the consequences of greed and gluttony.  In the end, they discover the need for community and family when they must unite together to save their village from impending doom when the wife of the giant Jack killed returns to seek revenge.

The St. Michaels Middle High School production of Into the Woods is made possible with support from Talbot County Public Schools, the Talbot County Arts Council, our local business community, and individual donors.