Stephen Sondheim Magical Musical at Monte!
Into the Woods is a sleek and sexy beast of a musical. It is in turn moody and magical as well as witty and wise, providing the kind of intellectual and emotional satisfaction, and the kind of exhilarating theatrical experience that you would expect from Stephen Sondheim, the creator of musical masterpieces such as Sweeney Todd and West Side Story.
James Lapine of Book fame and Stephen Sondheim, who brought us Music & Lyrics, take everyone’s favourite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.
Don’t be deceived – this is not a musical for children… This is a wicked and wonderful cautionary fairy tale for adults that will both delight and haunt you. It is all about what it is to be human, to long for something other and to wish for something more than what you have; to deal with the inevitable loss and the terrible beauty that this journey through the world offers us.
Into the Woods has all the allure of the fairy tale, the mystery and the whimsy. It tells of love, loss, desire, hope… and revenge… With its roots deeply planted in old folk tales, it offers a rich harvest of ideas. The production also has a dazzling score with ravishing melody and seductive rhythms. It also boasts one of the cleverest, most complex set of lyrics ever written for musical theatre.
This is Sondheim at his very best; a very rare opportunity to revel in his wisdom and originality. Productions of this kind only appear once in a blue moon!
Be spellbound by this delightful tale that will show at Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino’s Theatre. Featuring a star-studded ensemble cast to the likes of Kate Normington, Earl Gregory, Zak Hendrikz, Jessica Sole, Haylea Heyns, Michael Richard, Graham Wicks, Candice Van Litsenborgh, Dianne Simpson, Nathan Kruger, LJ Neilson, Schoeman Smit, Ashleigh Harvey, Sarah Richard, Brandon Moulder, Naret Loots, Alyssa Harrison and Megan Rigby, Into the Woods is sure to astonish the audience!
Into the Woods is directed by Steven Stead, with set design by Greg King, costume design by Neil Harris and lighting by Tina le Roux.
Into the Woods:
Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre
8 March 2019 to 14 April 2019
Performances on Wednesdays to Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm and Sundays at 2pm
Ticket prices vary between R375, R275, R175 and R100
Book at Theatre Box Office on 011 511 1818 or at Computicket.com