Kamehameha Schools Hawaii Performing Arts Department presents
INTO THE WOODS
Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Original Broadway production by
Heidi Landesman, Rocco Landesman, Rick Steiner, M. Anthony Fisher, Frederic H. Mayerson, Jujamcyn Theaters
Originally produced by the Old Globe Theater, San Diego, CA
Thursday, November 16
Friday, November 17
Saturday, November 18
All shows at 7:00 pm, doors open at 6:30. William Charles Lunalilo Center.
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Into the Woods draws plot lines and characters from a variety of Brothers Grimm fairy tales, such as Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack and the Beanstalk. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim were drawn by the true morals of the main characters of these stories. However, they found that the stories were all very short and, rather than creating an entirely new tale or trying to expand material for just one story, they created the characters of the Baker and his Wife. They aimed to make the first act about each character’s individual quest, and the second act about the consequences of their actions and coming together as a community. Sondheim also claims that he drew on parts of his troubled childhood, using his parents as the basis for characters like the Baker and Jack’s Mother.