McKinney Repertory Theatre presents "Into the Woods" at the McKinney Performing Arts Center this weekend and next. The musical, by Stephen Sondheim, opens July 29th at 8:00 p.m. Performances continue July 30th and August 5th and 6th at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday August 7th at 2:00 p.m. Purchase tickets at MPAC.
An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Ridinghood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch...who raps? They're all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairy tale. When a Baker and his Wife learn they've been cursed with childlessness by the Witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects required to break the spell, swindling, lying to and stealing from Cinderella, Little Red, Rapunzel and Jack (the one who climbed the beanstalk). Everyone's wish is granted at the end of Act One, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later, with disastrous results. What begins a lively irreverent fantasy in the style of "The Princess Bride" becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility and the stories we tell our children.
McKinney Repertory Theatre is funded in part by the City of McKinney Arts Commission.