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AU Playhouse presents the musical Into the Woods Oct. 23-26

The AU Playhouse of The South Carolina School of the Arts will present the musical Into the Woods at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23-26 at the Rainey Fine Arts Center on campus. The show’s music and lyrics are by Stephen Sondheim, and James Lapine wrote the show’s book.
Generally considered to be one of Sondheim’s most popular musicals, Into the Woods won three Tony Awards and four Drama Desk awards when originally produced on Broadway in 1987. It has recently been revived in several acclaimed productions and will be made into a movie starring Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp in 2014.

In the musical, a childless baker and his wife endeavor to lift their family curse by journeying into the woods, where they encounter Rapunzel and her “mother” the witch, Cinderella, Jack of Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood and other classic fairy tale characters who all must learn the responsibility that comes with getting what you want.

The Anderson production is directed by Robert Homer-Drummond, associate professor of theatre at The South Carolina School of the Arts. Musical direction is by Associate Professor of Music Dr. Howard Kim.

Choreography is by Instructor of Dance Terrie Poore. Lighting is by Associate Professor of Theatre, Cara Wood. Scenery was designed and developed by Wood and AU student, Jenni Baldwin.

Elizabeth Nelson is the costume designer. Vocal coaching is by Associate Professor of Music Dr. Tommy Watson and Adjunct Instructor of Music, Rebecca Yates.

The scene shop Foreman is Dalton Cole. The rehearsal accompanist is Gloria Wright.

For tickets please call (864) 231-2080 or visit The South Carolina School of the Arts office from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can reach the school office at (864) 231-2125). The South Carolina School of the Arts features Anderson University’s award-winning programs in theatre, musical theatre, music and visual arts.

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