San Antonio theater lovers can go ‘Into the Woods’

February 19, 2014 by  

San Antonio residents who enjoy musical theater have an opportunity to see one of the classics of the genre, as Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Into the Woods’ plays at the Woodlawn Theatre. The show opened February 14 and will run for a full month.

The show is one of Sondheim’s most popular, and won Tonys for Best Book and Best Score when it played on Broadway. The story follows a childless couple, a baker and his wife, who become involved with the characters from a number of fairy tales in their quest to reverse a spell so they can have children.

Among the fairy tales drawn on are Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, and Rapunzel, and Sondheim tweaks them in unexpected ways, sometimes showing the audience the consequences usually glossed over in the original fables. According to Greg Hinojosa, the Woodlawn Theatre’s artistic director, sharp observations are included in this show, such as, just what happens if a girl marries a prince who turns out not to be very likable.

‘Into the Woods’ plays Fridays and Saturdays at 7.30 pm and Sundays at 3:00 pm until March 16. Tickets are priced from $15 to $23 and are available on the theater’s website, or by phone.

Theater personnel could work with a banner printing company to create flags for outdoor display for the run of the production.