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Opera & Musical Theater

Sondheim’s Into the Woods at Main Street Theater

At its Rice Village location, Main Street Theater is currently presenting Stephen Sondheim’s “fairy tale” musical, Into the Woods.  Director Andrew Ruthven and Christina Stroup, who sings the role of the Witch, talk to St.John Flynn about the production.



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In his program note, Andrew Ruthven writes “Into the Woods tells the story of three groups of people wanting more than they have and ultimately getting everything they wish for!  Later, however, they discover that getting what you wish can come with a price, and only by coming together as a community do we finally get our happily ever after.”

With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, Into the Woods premiered on Broadway in November, 1987, and it went on to win several Tony Awards, including Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress in a Musical.

Main Street Theater’s production runs through February 16th at the Theater’s Rice Village location.  For more information visit MST online.

(The music heard in this audio interview is from the Original London Cast Recording on RCA Victor)