FLORENCE – Into the Woods by Steven Sondheim and James Lapine is being performed at the Historic Zodiac Playhouse (The Z) March 15, 17, 18, 22 and 23. It’s the beautiful story that imagines all of the classic Grimm’s Fairy Tales (Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, etc.) in one spellbinding and hilarious story. It touches on subjects of family, love, and the sense of community when tragedy strikes.

The director of the show is Florence native, Josh Davis, a current performer at Dollywood, and part of the cast for this show as the baker. He believes this to be one of Sondheim’s greatest works. It won a Tony for best actress in a musical for Joanna Gleason’s performance as the baker’s wife. Catchy tunes weave beautifully throughout the show, and it is sure to be a fun night for parents and young adults alike. This beloved musical adventure was made into a movie in 2014 by Disney, but it was watered down for shorter runtime and also because of the darker parts of the story. The cast of this production, however, wants to present the show in full.

“I’m so incredibly proud to share the stage with this very talented group of actors and actresses,” Davis said. “They blow me away every night in rehearsal, and I can’t wait for these audiences to fall in love with them as well. We’re going to take you on a journey, so strap in and bring some tissues!” We were asked to invite you to stay for act two because there is more to the story than just Happily Ever After.

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