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New Canaan High Students Hit The Stage As 'Into The Woods' Opens

(left to right) Jenny Daly, Alexis Smith, Lauren Smith, Grace Rucci, Audrey Kirkpatrick, Allison Demers, Niki Orndahl, Kaitlyn Piotroski, Jacob Freedgood and Griffin Hall
(left to right) Jenny Daly, Alexis Smith, Lauren Smith, Grace Rucci, Audrey Kirkpatrick, Allison Demers, Niki Orndahl, Kaitlyn Piotroski, Jacob Freedgood and Griffin Hall Photo Credit: contributed

NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- New Canaan High School Theatre is currently in the throes of rehearsals on the musical production, "Into The Woods," a fairy-tale mashup based on the book by James Lapin, with a Stephen Sondheim. The show opens on Thursday, March 17.

This epic fairy tale is about wishes, family and the choices we make. 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 into the woods to break the curse. In the woods, we meet Little Red, who is trying to visit her grandmother; the Wolf, who loves tasty little girls; the Witch's daughter, Rapunzel; and the Princes chasing after their loves.

Everyone's wish is granted, but these wishes have consequences. In the end, they learn that the community must come together in order to save each other and their kingdom.

The three performances are on March 17, 18 and 19, at 7 p.m. at the New Canaan High School Auditorium. Tickets are $15 and $18: buy them here.

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