into the woods | August 30-September 8

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Book by James Lapine

Directed by Joel Schlader

Choreographed by Harriet Mason

Musical Direction by Mark Dietrich

The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make.


James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.


The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.


Into the Woods, playing August 30 & 31, September 1, 5-8 at Woodminster Amphitheater in Oakland's Joaquin Miller Park. Thursday and Sunday performances at 7pm, Friday and Saturday performances at 8pm.






Into the Woods

Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

We will be providing open captioning on September 7 & 8. Hearing devices and printed scripts will be available at both the upper and lower entrances. Click here for more info.

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