By Karin Drakenberg
Feb. 5, 2020: Bronxville High School students will perform "Into The Woods" February 6, 7 and 8, including a special children's matinee on Saturday at 2pm. Tickets are on sale now.
As in any fairy tale, this story also begins with the words "Once Upon a Time." In this "All-In-One" mish-mash of a fantasy fairy tale musical, we meet all of our favorite characters from the classic sagas.
The plot is fast-paced and very clever, with the different characters crossing paths in the most unpredictable and magical ways, but with unexpected, surprising, and even ill-fated results.
In the first act, we are introduced to the initial characters; a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who would like nothing else than 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.
There are eighty-two actors, twenty-two in the orchestra pit, all students from Bronxville High School. There are also twenty-one tech/behind the scenes students, working tirelessly to create and build the sets, props, and costumes for the show, and to make it all come together. It's a team effort, really.
The Tony Award-winning musical "Into the Woods" is one of Sondheim's most popular works, and this timeless, relevant piece brings all the favorite storybook characters together to tell the story of wishes, family, and the choices we make.
The play is directed by Bronxville High School Choral Director Pamela Simpson.
Below are the showtimes:
Thursday, 2/6, 5 pm
Friday, 2/7, 7 pm
Saturday 2/8, At 2 pm, Special Children's Matinee (first half of the show!). Children are encouraged to come in their favorite fairy tale costume! All proceeds from this show will be donated to Destination College!)
Saturday, 2/8, 7 pm
Ticket prices are $15 if purchased ahead of time on Eventbrite or $20 at the door; Matinee prices are $10
CLICK HERE to purchase tickets
Photos by David Fenner
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