Into the Woods

July 17 –  August 2
Ethel M. Barber Theater | 30 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston

Book by James Lapine
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Scott Weinstein

When a Baker and his wife learn their wish to have a child is threatened by a Witch’s curse, their quest to break the spell brings them face to face with Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and Rapunzel. Their fondest wish is granted as they enter the dark, mysterious woods, believing a Happily-Ever-After is in sight. However, when a giant threatens to destroy their village, they must abandon their perfect storybook lives and come together to write a new ending to their fairy tale.

Audiences are raving about this blockbuster production!

"The show was spectacular - one of the best productions Northwestern has ever produced.  Top-notch talent, all with amazing voices!"

"The play exceeded our expectations. The actors were so talented and well-rehearsed that we felt we were watching professionals on stage in New York. The rapid dialogue, choreography, and stunning voices were all superb. Northwestern's theatre department is so impressive."

"We were in tears at the end, as was most everyone around us. This was a Broadway-level performance."

"I thought the performances here were outstanding - one of the most talented casts I have ever seen at NU - there were no weak or less than wonderful performances, voices, acting, etc. And the set was brilliant."

"Cleverly staged with an innovative set design. Singing was first-rate. Helped me appreciate this great Sondheim show anew."


Scott Weinstein (Director) is a Jeff Award nominated freelance Director currently based in Chicago. Favorite directing credits include SHE KILLS MONSTERS (Steppenwolf Theatre); TITANIC and THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (Griffin Theatre); SEUSSICAL (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); PRINCESS & THE PEA (Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre); MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET (Lawrence Welk Theatre, Branson); the world premieres of BARISTAS (New York International Fringe Festival) and AMPERSAND (Bloomington Playwrights Project); as well as the first full productions of MURDER FOR TWO (Adirondack Theatre Festival, Hangar Theatre, 42nd Street Moon). Scott is the recipient of a Berkshire Theatre Festival Directing Fellowship and a Stage Directors and Choreographers Observership. He is currently the Associate director for the National Tour, Las Vegas and Chicago productions of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET and has assistant or associate directed at The Goodman Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse and many more. Scott is an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and a graduate of Northwestern University. www.ScottGWeinstein.com

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