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Into the Woods

Once upon a time, a baker and his wife, cursed with childlessness by the mean old witch next door, embarked on a quest through the forest to collect items necessary for breaking the magic spell. Along their journey, they crossed paths with high-profile characters like Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and Rapunzel, each in pursuit of their own wishes. Featuring music and lyrics by composer Stephen Sondheim, the musical—which interweaves the plots of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales—first opened on Broadway 25 years ago, claiming three Tony Awards and four Drama Desk Awards. Now, the Circle Ensemble Theatre Company presents its own production of the tangled tale, insisting everyone “be careful what you wish for.” Showtimes are Friday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 13 at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10–15.