Closed Door Entertainment will present Into the Woods, a fairytale musical, Friday-Sunday.
The shows will be Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Community Theatre venue inside Memorial Auditorium. Tickets are available for purchase at www.chattanoogaonstage.com.
Review for Into the Woods:
An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Riding Hood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch .
.. who raps? They're all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairy tale. When a Baker and his Wife learn they've been cursed with childlessness by the Witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects required to break the spell, encountering Jack, whose beans have led him to a world in the clouds, Red Riding Hood who is seeking her grandmother, Cinderella longing to evade her prince, Rapunzel yearning for the world, and many more. Everyone's wish is granted at the end of Act One but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later, with disastrous results. A Giant (A female Giant, that is) steps down from the heavens and straight upon some beloved characters. It takes a few lives before the survivors realize that they have to act together in order to succeed. Thus, what began as a lively irreverent fantasy becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility and the stories we tell our children.