KENOSHA — "Into the Woods," with music by Stephen Sondheim and directed by Neil Kristian Scharnick, will be staged April 27-May 5 in the Wartburg Theatre of the David A. Straz Jr. Center at Carthage College, 2001 Alford Park Drive.

"Into the Woods" reinvents beloved fairy tales to tell a new and captivating story. The show follows a handful of characters; The Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wants to go to the ball; Jack, who wishes he could keep his beloved pet cow, Milky White; and Little Red Riding Hood, who wants to deliver bread and sweets to her ailing grandmother. Set on their respective tasks, each character heads into the woods to achieve their goals and find their happily ever afters.

This beloved classic follows the age-old tale of lovable heroes overcoming seemingly endless obstacles to reach their happily ever after. The first act follows the expected fairy-tale narratives. However, the second act takes a darker turn, delving into what comes after “happily ever after” and analyzing the moral ambiguities that come with doing whatever it takes to get what you wish.

The show runs two weekends, with performances at 7:30 p.m. April 27-28 and May 3-5, and 3 p.m. April 29. Tickets cost $14 for adults, $10 for seniors 55 and older and $8 for students with a valid ID. Tickets are can be purchased online at www.carthage.edu/tickets or call 262-551-6661.

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