EAST POINT, Ga. — The Tri-Cities Magnet Theater Program proudly brings Broadway to the Tri-Cities, with their rendition of the award-winning Stephen Sondheim musical, "Into the Woods," for the first time this week.

"Into the Woods" is a dark, modern twist on several beloved fairy tales by The Brothers Grimm, including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel. Adapted for the stage by Tony-winning playwright, James Lapine, this magical journey interweaves these stories into a complex cautionary tale about the dark side of "happily ever after."

“They are absolute full musical theater nerds, so they already love Sondheim,” explained Tri-Cities Magnet Theatre Program Director, Jade Lambert-Smith. "They love shows like 'Sweeney Todd’ and ‘West Side Story.' ... They desperately wanted to do a work like this, so I was happy to be able to say we're doing ‘Into the Woods.'”

TCHS VPA Magnet Theatre Program dress rehearsal for 'Into the Woods'
TCHS VPA Magnet Theatre Program dress rehearsal for 'Into the Woods'

"Woods" was selected for this year’s Visual Performing Arts Magnet program’s annual musical. The annual event is a collaborative undertaking that involves every program underneath that VPA program.

“Into the Woods” will be performed Mar. 7 - 8 at the Viola Turner Theater at TCHS. Showtimes and tickets are available here.

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