Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival - Into The Woods Performance

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival - Into The Woods Performance

Friday, Aug 23, 2019 at 7:30pm


Wishes, Worries, The Witch, and The Woods collide in song under the Theater Tent:

This beloved Broadway hit–a Tony Award winner and our first-ever musical–weaves together fractured fairy-tale favorites, spinning a dark tale of magic and its many consequences. Sondheim and Lapine’s effortlessly enchanting cautionary tale finds a natural home on our one-of-a-kind perch above the Hudson River.

As The Narrator draws us into the woods, we meet familiar favorites: Cinderella wishing to attend the King’s festival; Jack wishing that his cow, Milky White, would produce some milk; Little Red wishing for bread to take to Grandmother’s house; the Wolf wishing for his next meal; Rapunzel wishing for her freedom; and two charming Princes wishing for their Princesses.

We also meet new friends–The Baker and The Baker’s Wife–wishing for a child. Their neighbor, a vile old Witch, cursed the family with infertility after discovering The Baker’s father stealing her vegetables and beans. She also took The Baker’s sister at birth, locking her high in a tower. She agrees to lift the curse if the couple can supply the ingredients for a potion she’s cooking up in short order: the cow as white as milk, the cape as red as blood, the hair as yellow as corn, and the slipper as pure as gold.

The Baker and his Wife set off to assemble the materials, employing a bit of trickery at every turn and struggling to justify their deceits, while our fairytale favorites begin complicated journeys of their own. By Act I’s end, wishes have come true and the promise of wealth, romance, or Happily Ever After seems near for all.

But as the lights come up on Act II, everyone is jolted into the woods again. A mysterious beanstalk signals something far more sinister, and the community must come together to face the unimaginable consequences of their insatiable appetite for more.

Tickets: $10 - $100

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