Photo Flash: First Look at The Hypocrites' INTO THE WOODS

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N Southport Ave., presents The Hypocrites' production INTO THE WOODS, directed by Geoff Button* with Musical Direction by Matt Deitchman, opening Tuesday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m. and running through Sunday, March 30. Scroll down for some pictures from the production!

With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and the book by James Lapine, The Hypocrites bring their heightened and playful sense of theatricality to the beloved musical INTO THE WOODS. INTO THE WOODS tells the epic fairytale of several Brothers Grimm characters including the Baker and his Wife who learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse. As they set off on a journey to break the curse, the couple encounters Jack of Beanstalk fame, Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf, Cinderella and her suitors, and the Witch herself. While everyone's wish is granted, the consequences of their actions return to haunt them.

Winner of three Tony Awards® including Best Score, Best Book and Best Actress in a Musical, INTO THE WOODS, opened in 1987 on Broadway at the Martin Beck Theatre where it ran for two record-breaking years. It also won the 1988 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award and the Drama Desk Award for Best Musical, and the original cast recording won a Grammy Award. New York Daily Newsexclaimed INTO THE WOODS has a "Spellbinding score" that is "Witty enough to make old stories fresh for adults, lovely enough to enchant youngsters." New York Post raved that the musical is "Dazzling!" and "Refreshing!"

INTO THE WOODS stars Sarah Bockel (Cinderella/Rapunzel), Michael Brown (Rapunzel's Prince/Cinderella's Father), Hannah Dawe (Red/Stepsister), Joel Ewing (Baker), Kate Harris (Jack's Mother/Cinderella's Stepmother), Allison Hendrix (Baker's Wife), Hillary Marren (Witch/Granny), Aubrey McGrath (Jack/Steward), Blake Montgomery (Narrator/Mysterious Man) and Will Skrip (Cinderella's Prince/Wolf).

The musical is brought to vivid life on stage with revolutionary staging, a set designed by William Boles, lighting designHeather Gilbert, costume design by Sally Dolembo, sound design by Joshua Horvath and choreographed by Katie Spelman.

INTO THE WOODS runs February 6 through March 30, 2014. The performance schedule is: Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Individual tickets range from $22-$59, and are available online at www.MercuryTheaterChicago.com, over the phone at 773.325.1700, or in person at 3745 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago.

Photo Credit: Evan Hanover and Matthew Gregory Hollis

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Photo Flash: First Look at The Hypocrites' INTO THE WOODS
Sarah Bockel, Hannah Dawe (front), Aubrey McGrath, Kate Harris (2nd row), Hillary Marren, Will Skrip, Michael Brown, Joel Ewing (3rd row), Blake Montgomery, Allison Hendrix (back)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Hypocrites' INTO THE WOODS
Allison Hendrix, Aubrey McGrath, Hannah Dawe, Kate Harris, Blake Montgomery, Michael Brown, Hillary Marren, Joel Ewing

Photo Flash: First Look at The Hypocrites' INTO THE WOODS
: Hannah Dawe, Hillary Marren, Sarah Bockel, Will Skrip, Kate Harris

Photo Flash: First Look at The Hypocrites' INTO THE WOODS
Sarah Bockel (seated), Hillary Marren

Photo Flash: First Look at The Hypocrites' INTO THE WOODS
Joel Ewing, Kate Harris, Will Skrip, Hillary Marren (obstructed), Aubrey McGrath, Blake Montgomery (obstructed), Allison Hendrix, Hannah Dawe

Photo Flash: First Look at The Hypocrites' INTO THE WOODS
Michael Brown, Blake Montgomery (obstructed), Aubrey McGrath, Joel Ewing

Photo Flash: First Look at The Hypocrites' INTO THE WOODS
Blake Montgomery (kneeling), Will Skrip, Michael Brown, Hillary Marren, Sarah Bockel, Allison Hendrix, Kate Harris, Joel Ewing, Aubrey McGrath, Hannah Dawe

Photo Flash: First Look at The Hypocrites' INTO THE WOODS
Allison Hendrix and Joel Ewing

Photo Flash: First Look at The Hypocrites' INTO THE WOODS
Joel Ewing, Allison Hendrix, Aubrey McGrath, Blake Montgomery (on ground)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Hypocrites' INTO THE WOODS
Kate Harris, Aubrey McGrath, Hannah Dawe, Joel Ewing, Hillary Marren and Allison Hendrix

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