ANNAPOLIS, MD — Annapolis Opera will perform “Into the Woods” this weekend at Maryland Hall.
The classic musical comedy composed by Stephen Sondheim is about a baker and his wife who want to have a child. The pair then head into the woods to reverse a curse.
The partners encounter Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Cinderella along the way. They also meet two princes and Jack from “Jack and the Beanstalk”. These magical characters also pursue their own wishes.
“The Tony Award-winning show features many opera professionals from our own region in its lead roles, as well as renowned singers from across the country,” Annapolis Opera volunteer Missy McTamney told Patch in an email. “Black comedy brings together everyone’s favorite storybook characters for a timeless yet relevant modern classic.”
Tickets starting at $28 are on sale now for all three shows, which are scheduled for:
- Friday March 18 at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday March 19 at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday March 20 at 3 p.m.
The opera invited fans for a post-show chat on Sunday with artistic and musical director Craig Kier.
There will also be free talks before the Friday and Sunday performances. Music teacher Hannah Epstein will lead these discussions on the underlying messages of “Into the Woods.”
Both pre-show events will take place in room 308 of Maryland Hall. Friday’s session is full, but there is still room for Sunday’s discussion at 2:00 p.m. Registration is required at this link.
“Annapolis Opera has been an integral part of the cultural life of the region for nearly 50 years,” said McTamney. “Started in the 1970s by members of the Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, the Opera House has become a cultural asset and a vital partner to the community.”
Participants must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or test negative within 48 hours of entry. The site will accept PCR and rapid tests.
Masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status.
Maryland Hall is located in Annapolis at 801 Chase Street.
More information about the show and its cast is posted at annapolisopera.org/event/into-the-woods.
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