Into the Woods
Book by James Lapine
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Andrew Ruthven
Musical Direction by Claudia Dyle

Main Street Theater -
Rice Village

2540 Times Blvd.

January 11 at 8:00pm
January 12 at 3:00pm
January 15 at 7:30pm

January 16 - February 16, 2014

Thursdays - 7:30pm
Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00pm
Sundays - 3:00pm

NEW! Wednesdays - 7:30pm
February 5 and 12

Call 713-524-6706 for Tickets
For groups of 10 or more, please call Andrew Ruthven, Director of Audience Services, at 713-524-3622 x102

Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s beloved musical re-imagined for a small cast and intimate stage.

The story follows a Baker and his wife’s wish to have a child, Cinderella’s wish to attend the King's Festival, and Jack’s wish that his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's spell, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. In 1988, Into the Woods won Tony Awards for Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical.

Recommended for audiences 13 and up.
Children under the age of 5 are not allowed in the theater.

Part of the Art Events for Into the Woods

First Read-through: December 22 at 7pm at MST - Rice Village. RSVP to shannon@mainstreettheater.com by December 19. Have a glass of wine, and listen in as director Andrew Ruthven shares his thoughts on the musical, the designers show their production concepts, and the actors read the script and discuss the play. This is a FREE event, but an RSVP is required by December 19. RSVP to shannon@mainstreettheater.com.

Stumble-through: January 1 at 7pm at MST - Rice Village. Watch the first, rough run-through of the play in rehearsal. $40 per person. To purchase, call 713-524-6706. REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED.

Mimosas & a [Costume] Parade: January 5 at 11am at MST - Rice Village. Have a mimosa, and watch the Costume Parade, where Macy Lyne, the costume designer, shows the director what she has for each actor to wear and with the actors in these costumes. See what works, what doesn't, what thought-process goes into this aspect of the production. Approx. 45 minutes. $20 per person. REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED.

Free Opening Night Pre-show Discussion with the Designers: January 16 at 6:45pm at MST - Rice Village. A 15-20 minute discussion with the show's designers about their process. What intrigued them about this play? Did things change for them along the way? Their favorite prop/costume/part of the set/sound cue/lighting moment? Included in ticket price; no RSVP required.

After-parties (following Friday and Saturday night shows): beginning January 18. Enjoy a free drink with the cast after the show! Included in ticket price; no RSVP required.

Lunch with Into the Woods director Andrew Ruthven and actor Christina Stroup who is playing The Witch: February 1 at 1pm at Canopy on Montrose. $50 per person. Email shannon@mainstreettheater.com to book a seat.

Post-show Discussion:

Following the matinee on February 2:
Be part of - or just listen to! - a discussion with the artists from Into the Woods.

No RSVP required; even if you have tickets for a different day, everyone is welcome at the discussion.


Fairy tales take on dark complexity in 'Into the Woods' - Everett Evans, Houston Chronicle, January 21, 2014

Destinations: "Into the Woods" - Paul Sidello, Southwest-Village News (pg. 4), January 21, 2014

Review: Into the Woods - Holly Beretto, Arts+Culture Texas, January 21, 2014

Sondheim's Into the Woods at Main Street Captures the Great Songs and the Energy Amid Fractured Fairy Tale Dreams - Jim J. Tommaney, Houston Press, January 20, 2014

Main Street Theater's INTO THE WOODS is Splendidly Beautiful - David Clarke, BroadwayWorld, January 17, 2014

'Into the Woods' at MST - John DeMers, Houston Arts Week, January 17, 2014



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