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‘Into the Woods’ Picks Up Where Fairy Tales End

This is the final week to head to the Rice Village playhouse and catch Main Street Theater’s production of Into the Woods. The beloved Stephen Sondheim musical interweaves the telling of several classic fairy tales, like Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Jack and the Beanstalk – stories we all know, and in which the […]

This is the final week to head to the Rice Village playhouse and catch Main Street Theater’s production of Into the Woods.

The beloved Stephen Sondheim musical interweaves the telling of several classic fairy tales, like Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Jack and the Beanstalk – stories we all know, and in which the characters live happily ever after – at least, they do at intermission.

Act two picks up where the fairy tales leave off, and explores unintended consequences and moral repercussions, as we learn witches can be right, and giants can be good. Cast member Christina Stroup and director Andrew Ruthven sat down with Houston Public Media’s St.John Flynn to discuss this most unusual musical.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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