Seasonal Special Happenings

Into the Woods With the Near West Theatre

When: Fri., May 6 2011

Take equal parts Cinderella, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, and Jack and the Beanstalk, blend in a rapping Witch and a philandering Prince Charming, and what do you get? Not just a mouthful, but Into the Woods, a fractured fairytale by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Stephen Sondheim and Tony Award-winning director James Lapine. A hit on Broadway when it premiered in 1987, the dark yet redemptive tale now springs to life at the Near West Theatre, a grassroots, intergenerational group that believes in the transformative power of the arts to create community and healing. Weekend performances begin tonight and continue through May 22. Ticket prices range from $6 to $20; get yours at 216-961-6391 or online at nearwesttheatre.org. Performances take place at 3606 Bridge Ave., inside the St. Patrick's Club Building in Ohio City. — Chrissy Niehaus

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