Axiom Repertory Theatre continues its inaugural 2016 season with the “beautiful but slightly tilted fairytale” Into the Woods on October 13th-15th, 20th-22rd & 27th-29th at 7:29 p.m. Matinees are October 16th, 23rd and 30th at 2 p.m. The venue is Redding School of the Arts Amphitheatre, 955 Inspiration Way, Redding CA.
“Whatever happened to happily ever after?”
Fractured fairy tales of a darker hue provide the context for Into the Woods, which deconstructs the Brothers Grimm by way of “The Twilight Zone.” While the faces and names are familiar, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack in the Beanstalk and company inhabit a sylvan neighborhood in which witches and bakers are next door neighbors, handsome princes from once parallel fables are competitive (and equally vain) brothers, and all the stories intersect through unexpected new plot twists.
Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s beloved musical intertwines classic fairytale with a contemporary edge to tell stories of wishes granted and “the price” paid.
Directed by: Ken Hill
Executive Producer and Music Director: Nancy Dutton
Choreography: Roni Grandell
Tickets are available online at Axiom’s website or at the door 1 hour before performances.