Spring mainstage musical, ‘Into the Woods,’ brings classic storybook characters to life

Show: “Into the Woods” with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine
Date/Time: March 24, 25 and 31 at 7:30 p.m.; March 26 and April 2 at 2:30 p.m.
Location: Goshen College Umble Center
Cost: $12 adults | $8 seniors and children | Free GC students and employees
For tickets, call or visit the GC Box Office 574-535-7566 or visit goshen.edu/tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at the theater beginning one hour before show time.

The Goshen College Theater Department will present its Spring mainstage musical, “Into the Woods” by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, on Friday, March 24; Saturday, March 25 and Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 26 and Sunday, April 2 at 2:30 p.m.

“Into the Woods” is recommended for children ages 13 and up due to adult situations.

Winner of multiple Tony and the Drama Desk Awards, the classic musical Into the Woods brings our favorite storybook characters together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

One of Sondheim’s most popular works, “Into the Woods” is a musically sophisticated show featuring opportunities to showcase and challenge diverse talented individuals.

“This spring we delightedly showcase our students’ musical skills in this story about the fabric of community and the dark consequences of its dissolution. In contrast to our last two hyperlocal productions, Into the Woods transports the audience to the fairyland community long ago and far away to explore universal themes,” said Director Amy Budd.

Professional guest artist, Jonathan Sabo, joins GC faculty, staff, and students to bring this play to our stage.


Performing Ensemble: Aysia Adkins, Dontaye Albert, Leif Billings, Irish Cortez, Fernando Daza, Alexa Kennel, Jonah King, Naomi Lapp Klassen, Cadence Lee, Antoinette Mpawenayo, Augusta Nafziger, Erin Peters, April Pollock, Caroline Robling-Griest, Sam Scheele, Daniel Stoltzfus, Victor Vegas, Phil Witmer-Rich, Fatima Zahara

Director and Producer: Amy Budd
Music Director and Conductor: Scott Hochstetler
Choreographer: Tom Myers
Technical Director and Sound Designer: Jacob Claassen
Theater Operations Manager: Danielle Pagoria
Stage Manager: Sarah Bailey
Assistant Stage Managers: Katie Baker, Meredith Blossom, and Blair Maria Gondos
Scenic Designer: Jonathan Sabo
Costume Designer: Isabella Ruiz
Lighting Designer: Joseph Mounsithiraj
Props Supervisor: Kate Bodiker
Puppet Designer and Builder: Dontaye Albert
Props Assistant: Aysia Adkins
Associate Sound Designer: Jocsan Barahona Rosales
Hair and Makeup Supervisor, Lighting Assistant: Blair Maria Gondos
Assistant TD: Benji Wall
Lead Electrician: Jacob Claassen
Lead Carpenter: Dontaye Albert
Wardrobe Manager: Erin Peters