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Journey 'Into the Woods' at Prescott High School

Prescott high and middle school students will bring everyone's favorite fairy tales to life in an amusing way through their production of "Into the Woods Jr." The show features more than 20 Prescott students under the direction of Thomas Speltz and musical direction of choir teachers, Kristen Hofmeister and Brittany Kamrath. Choreography is directed by Lydia Smith.

With a book by James Lapine and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, "Into the Woods Jr." is based on the Broadway production which won several Tony Awards, including Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress in a Musical. The musical follows a baker and his wife who learn they've been cursed and doomed to live a childless life. The couple embarks on a quest — swindling, deceiving and stealing from such already-victimized characters as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack (fresh off the beanstalk!) — to get the special objects required to break the spell. However, the story doesn't simply end "happily ever after" as each character must now face the consequences of his or her decision.

"Into the Woods Jr." will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 9-10, in the Performing Arts Center at Prescott High School. An afternoon performance will be offered at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door for general admission, with a $2 discount for students and seniors. Tickets are available to the public for online credit card sales at No additional fees will be applied to credit card sales. Cash and check purchase can be ordered through the high school office or by downloading an order from the district website at beginning Feb. 12.

"Into the Woods Jr." is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.