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University of Colorado Boulder Kicks Off February with INTO THE WOODS

University of Colorado Boulder Kicks Off February with INTO THE WOODS

The Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of Colorado Boulder has announced a two-week run of "Into the Woods" set to kick off Feb. 22.

In Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning musical "Into the Woods," a childless baker and his wife venture into a forest to reverse an evil witch's spell that prevents them from becoming parents. Along the way, they run into Cinderella, Little Red Ridinghood, Jack (of beanstalk fame) and other fairy tale characters.

In the second act, the musical explores the consequences of a "happily ever after" and the complicated truth behind getting what you wish for.

"It takes the audience on a ride they might not have anticipated," said Associate Chair and Director of Theatre Markas Henry.

Theatre professor and director Bud Coleman also appreciates the unique adaptation of classic fairy tales.

"One of the many things I love about 'Into the Woods' is the way that James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take familiar tales and combine these stories into one big story," said Coleman. "Fairy tales offer a brief outline of what to expect in life-both the good and the bad."

"Into the Woods" runs Feb. 22-March 3 in the University Theatre on the CU Boulder campus. Tickets start at $24 and are on sale now at cupresents.org. Due to some mature themes and content, Music Theatre International gives the musical a PG-13 rating.

The musical is part of a larger spring lineup for the Department of Theatre & Dance, including multiple dance concerts, the 2017-18 New Play Festival winner "Poltergeist" and more.

Photo: 2018 Production of Hecuba | Photo courtesy of CU Presents

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