Into the Woods Jr. comes to Lewis Cass!


Performance art is something that few people, living their everyday lives, get to see. TV shows and movies don’t count. While there are many incredible stories that have been and are yet to be told on the big screen, there is something entirely different and more immersive that comes with live performance art. To see the actors become these characters before your eyes with no editing, hard cuts, or transitions is truly spectacular. Not only are live performances impressive because of the hard work the director puts into the set design, stage direction, and sometimes musical choice, but the hard work that comes from the actors on stage. Public speaking is America’s top phobia, with 25.3 percent of Americans absolutely mortified of it, making it commendable that these people got up on that stage to publicly speak upwards of multiple hours for the amusement of their surrounding community. It is very admirable and, if you yourself haven’t seen a live performance before, I implore you to come and watch the musical that the Lewis Cass Choir is putting on on March 11th and 12th at 7 P.M.: Into the Woods Jr!

If you are at all familiar with the Broadway production or recent Disney movie Into the Woods, then you will be pleasantly surprised to know that you have the opportunity to see a shortened version of it live and with your family and friends. Here is a plot premise pulled from Wikipedia: 

“As the result of the curse of a once-beautiful witch, a baker and his wife are childless. Three days before the rise of a blue moon, they venture into the forest to find the ingredients that will reverse the spell and restore the witch’s beauty: a milk-white cow, hair as yellow as corn, a blood-red cape, and a slipper of gold. During their journey, they meet Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack, each one on a quest to fulfill a wish.”

The Lewis Cass Choir’s performance of this classic play will be roughly an hour, so no need to schedule your day around it! It is short and to the point while maintaining everything that made the original so good, like the catchy music, the character development, and the mysticism that comes along with its fairy-tale setting. All the actors and actresses, as well as the ensemble that have so graciously aided us along the way, have worked very hard to bring the public an amazing rendition of a classic that everyone can get behind. For those of you who aren’t busy on the 11th and 12th of March, we invite you to a night of fun, adventure, and music! Tickets for the show will be $5 for adults and $3 for children and students. By attending, you lay the groundwork for next fall’s musical in place! Support for local shows is very important to those who worked so hard to make it come to fruition. Especially nowadays, this kind of performance art is few and far between, so catch it while it’s here!