Patchogue Theatre's Broadway Series invites you to immerse yourself in the beautiful music of Stephen Sondheim with this Tony Award-winning musical "in concert" experience, directed by Grammy & Emmy Award-winner John McDaniel! Backed by a 15 piece orchestra, Into The Woods "In Concert" takes you on a journey through the popular tales of the brothers Grimm and features 16 actors including: Tony Award-winning Broadway star Alice Ripley (The Witch), known for her pivitol role as Diana in the Pulitzer Prize-winning, Broadway musical Next To Normal; two-time Tony-nominated actor and singer Constantine Maroulis (Prince Charming/Big Bad Wolf), star of Broadway’s Rock of Ages, and Season 4 American Idol finalist; multi-talented Tony Award-nominated actress and singer Melissa Errico (The Baker's Wife) known for her starring roles in My Fair Lady, Anna Karenina, High Society, and Amour which won her a Tony nomination for “Best Actress”; 12 year old Ayla Schwartz (Little Red Riding Hood) who plays Young Elsa in Disney's Frozen The Broadway Musical; long-time Sesame Street actor Alan Muraoka (Narrator/The Mysterious Man) from Broadway's Aladdin, The King and I, and most notably Miss Saigon; Broadway actor and singer Darren Ritchie (Rapunzel's Prince) from Broadway's Les Misérables, Bells Are Ringing, Little Shop of Horrors, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Dracula, Wonderland, and TV's Days Of Our Lives and Law & Order SVU; theatre, film, and television actor Jim Stanek (The Baker); actress and soprano Ali Ewoldt (Cinderella) who recently completed more than two years as Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway; and Tyler Jones (Jack) from the first national tour of The Book Of Mormon; among others.
The element that makes "in concert" musicals so special is the magnitude and quality of the music itself. An "in concert" musical gives you the fullest, most lush renderings of your favorite Broadway tunes, paired with the excitement, humor, and drama of a live performance. It's all the classic music from the story you love, just add some dialogue, a few set pieces, and music stands!
Book by JAMES LAPINE
Music and lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Directed by JOHN MCDANIEL
Cast by STEPHEN DEANGELIS
The concert version of this fan-favorite Broadway hit will include limited staging, sets, and costumes and actors may be performing with scripts-in-hand.