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UMD is Going "Into the Woods" For Latest Musical Production

Updated: April 02, 2018 08:45 AM

Students at UMD are going " Into the Woods" for their latest musical production. Musical director Andy Kust stopped by GMN to let folks know what to expect.

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The story's cast is largely made up of well-known fairy tale characters like Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and Jack and the Beanstalk.

"What Into the Woods Does is intertwine these characters together and tell us a story of what they wish for and the consequences when they do get their wish granted," Kust explains.

The personalities of these classic fairy tale character's are different than their original stories portray them to be.

" You think that they're really child friendly," Kust explains. " When you really dig into what's going on behind these characters, it's a darker story."

In addition, the combination of music with this unique story brings an element of eloquence to the production.

"It's written by Stephen Sondheim, who is the closest thing we have to an American Shakespeare for musical theater," he says.

The full two-and-a-half hour play is music all the way through, with no dialogue scenes.

Performances run April 12 - 14 and 18 - 21. Performances during these days begin at 7:30 p.m. There is also one matinee performance on Sunday, April 15 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $21 for adults, $16 for UMD faculty & staff, seniors, and veterans, and $10 for non UMD students and children.

The play is recommended for people ages 12 and older.

Click here to buy tickets.

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