"Into the Woods" at Punahou School
Into the Woods
Dillingham Hall on the Punahou School Campus
Fri, Sat at 7:30pm
The public is invited to performances of “Into the Woods” on Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 9, 10, 16 and 17, at 7:30 p.m., in Dillingham Hall at Punahou School. Presented by Punahou middle- and high-school students, this fresh interpretation of the Tony Award-winning musical inspired by a dark collection of fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm will awe audiences of all ages. (Parental guidance suggested for young children due to mildly scary moments and mature themes.)
“Into the Woods,” by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, is built on a fantastic, musicalized universe where Rapunzel, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and Jack (and his beanstalk) all collide. At first, these classic, childlike stories seem fun and fancy free – spells are cast and wishes are granted – but the consequences of the characters’ actions return to haunt them with disastrous results. As hard lessons fall upon each, they are forced to grow up quickly if they hope to survive.
The cast and crew is comprised of nearly 50 students. “Through unique storytelling, we explore the challenging social themes of the piece and of our times – such as the breakdown of communities, moral relativism and learned prejudice – but we do so in a safe, collaborative, creative and true community environment,” director Bryce Chaddick said.
The Punahou Box Office is online. Patrons can purchase tickets and reserve seats at www.punahou.edu/boxoffice.
FACTS AT A GLANCE:
WHAT: Punahou student production of “Into the Woods,” a musical featuring fairy tale characters.
WHO: Performed by Punahou students; directed by Bryce Chaddick; musical direction by Alicia Scanlan; costume design by Dvorah Governale; scenic design by Rachel Fillbeck; technical direction by Chris Patrinos
WHEN: Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 9, 10, 16 and 17, at 7:30 p.m
WHERE: Dillingham Hall on the Punahou School campus. Free parking available.
TICKETS: $10 – $20 reserved-seating tickets on sale online at www.punahou.edu/boxoffice. If tickets are still available they can be purchased by cash only at the Sullivan Administration Building box office on the Punahou campus the evening of performances, starting at 6:30 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes before performances.