Frostburg State University’s University Theatre invites audiences to become enchanted by the power of storytelling when it presents the Tony Award-winning musical “Into the Woods.” “Into the Woods,” with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, kicks off UT’s Main Stage season, with performances at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20 and matinee showings at 2 p.m. on Oct. 13 and 20 in FSU’s Drama Theatre.
A dark yet beguiling take on Brothers Grimm fairy tales, “Into the Woods” weaves together the familiar stories of “Cinderella,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Rapunzel” and “Little Red Riding Hood” to tell the tale of a baker and his wife who cannot have a child until they break the curse of the witch who lives next door. With wit, wisdom and a magical score, the musical explores the loss of innocence, the price paid for getting the things you really want and what happens after “happily ever after.”
University Theatre’s 2007-2008 season continues with several other exciting shows, including Beth Henley’s quirky and dark comedy, “Abundance,” Nov. 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee on Nov.10 at 2 p.m. in the F. Perry Smith Studio Theatre. “Machinal” by Sophie Treadwell then opens the spring semester with performances on Feb. 29, and March 1, 6, 7, and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee performance on March 1 at 2 p.m. in The Drama Theatre. The Main Stage season closes with Lorraine Hansberry’s classic, “A Raisin in the Sun.” Performances will take place in the F. Perry Smith Studio Theatre on April 18, 19, 24, 25, and 26 at 7:30 p.m. and April 19 at 2 p.m.
Tickets to Main Stage performances are $5 for FSU students and $10 for non-students. Theatre fans may want to consider purchasing a Season Discount Flex Card. For $30 receive a Season Discount Flex Card and receive four Main Stage tickets and save $10! Card holders can spread tickets throughout the Main Stage season, or use any number of tickets for one show.
To purchase tickets to “Into the Woods” and to get a 2007-2008 season brochure and information about Season Discount Flex Cards, please call the University Theatre box office at (301) 687-7462, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or visit the box office in the FSU Performing Arts Center lobby, Monday through Friday, noon to 2 p.m.
FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services, and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office at (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.