Crazy Mountain Productions presents James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's musical "Into the Woods" in conjunction with Park High School and Sleeping Giant Middle School, featuring local students as the cockeyed characters of this fractured fairy tale. Performances start Friday, April 30, and run through Sunday, May 16, at 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. at the Firehouse 5 Theatre in Livingston.

When a baker and his wife learn they've been cursed with childlessness by the witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects required to break the spell. In the process, they swindle, lie to and steal from Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack of beanstalk fame. Everyone's wish is granted at the end of Act One, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them with disastrous results. Eventually the survivors realize that they have to act together in order to succeed, and what began as a lively irreverent fantasy becomes a moving lesson about community and the stories we tell our children.

Tickets for "Into the Woods" are available at crazymountainproductions.org or by calling 222-1420. Tickets are also on sale in Livingston at the Firehouse 5 box office, open Tuesday through Friday from 11a.m. to 5 p.m. and two hours before each performance. Prices are $10 for adults, $8 for college students and seniors 60 and over and $6 for youth 17 and under.

 

 

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