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  Into the Woods at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Into the Woods

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
111 West Campbell Street Arlington Heights

A fresh, sophisticated spin on Brothers Grimm fairy tales, Into the Woods interweaves several classic fairy tales into one epic story that shows what happens when magic becomes strikingly real. Unable to bear children, a baker and his wife complete a number of tasks for a witch who promises to grant their wish if they're successful. During their journey, they encounter Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk. All the storybook characters discover that wishes often come with a steep price, and things don't always end happily ever after. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, the original Broadway run won critical praise and numerous awards and the cast recording took home a Grammy. Come see this production when it enchants and astounds at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights.

Thru - Nov 4, 2017

Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 3:00pm & 7:30pm
Sundays: 3:00pm

Price: $40

Show Type: Musical

Box Office: 847-577-2121

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre Seating Chart

  Into the Woods Reviews
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Daily Herald - Recommended

"...Staiger and Stajmiger are fine singers whose acting has authenticity. Their three-dimensional performances reveal a complex, conflicted couple in an imperfect marriage, whose commitment to each other -- though strained -- remains intact."
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Barbara Vitello

Around The Town Chicago - Recommended

"...It has been awhile since I have enjoyed a production at The Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights, and to be honest, I went tonight, to see one of my VERY favorite Sondheim shows, “Into The Woods”, thinking I would be disappointed. Guess what? I was not! In fact, I was utterly surprised to see that director Robin M. Hughes, has indeed captured the true essence of what Sondheim (music and lyrics)and James Lapine (book writer) were after."
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Alan Bresloff

Chicagoland Musical Theatre - Recommended

"...Hughes makes a curious directorial choice to "update" the second act, signified by the characters wearing modern dress and sporting cell phones, Starbucks and strollers. It makes for some cute sight gags and bits, but it seems a needlessly heavy-handed way to ensure that the audience sees themselves in the story. Maybe it's intended as an extra dose of "reality" for Act Two, where the characters have to deal with what happens when one gets what one wishes for, and performers have to confront a difficult tonal change. Whether the costume design is the secret ingredient or not, Hughes and cast definitely rise to both challenges extraordinarily well, creating a thoughtfully bittersweet bedtime story full of haunting harmonies and ponderable cautionary tales. Like a well-placed spell, neither will be easily shook off."
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Erin Fleming

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