Into The Woods

By Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine

Directed by William Patrick Barlow

An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Ridinghood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch...who raps? They're all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairy tale. When a Baker and his Wife learn they've been cursed with childlessness by the Witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects required to break the spell, swindling, lying to and stealing from Cinderella, Little Red, Rapunzel and Jack (the one who climbed the beanstalk). Everyone's wish is granted at the end of Act One, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later, with disastrous results. What begins a lively irreverent fantasy in the style of The Princess Bride becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility and the stories we tell our children.

Musically directed by Thomas Kasdorf, with choreography by Katie Monk.

Produced by Middleton Players Theatre at Middleton Performing Arts Center, Middleton High School, 2100 Bristol Street,Middleton

Performances: August 10-18, 2012

Performance Times: August 10, 11,16,17 and 18 at 7:30. Also 2:00 matinee on August 18.

Ticket Prices: Students/Seniors $15 Adults $20 Online tickets available at after June 15

Call 608-831-2521 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Open auditions May 17 and 18 7:00-9:00 PM at MASH (Middleton Alternative High School), 2429 Clark St., Middleton. Prepare a 1-minute monologue, as well as 32 bars of a Sondheim-type song, if possible, (not from "Into The Woods", please). Bring your own sheet music. Accompanist provided.Dress for group movement. Call backs by invitation only on May 19 at 12 noon.

Auditions also accepted online.Please call the MPT hotline (831-2521) for more information.