Tickets on sale now for “Into the Woods” performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 12th and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 14th, in Chapman Music Hall at Tulsa Performing Arts Center
Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Into the Woods” interweaves stories of timeless fairytale characters into a magical new tale of the power and consequences of wishes
TULSA, Okla. (April 19, 2023) – Tickets are on sale now for Tulsa Opera’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s beloved musical “Into the Woods” at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. The enchanting production, stage directed by Tara Faircloth and music directed by Cathy Venable, will feature a talented cast of national and local performers, stunning costumes, and captivating sets, all set to Sondheim’s beautiful music in a way that is sure to engage with fans of the musical and opera alike.
“Into the Woods” is a timeless classic that weaves together the beloved stories of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel into a magical tale that explores the consequences of our actions and the power of community. This Tony Award-winning musical has delighted audiences of all ages since its debut in 1986, and Tulsa Opera’s production promises to be a fresh and exciting take on this beloved work.
Artistic Director Aaron Beck says, “We are thrilled to bring this incredible musical to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center as part of our 2022-2023 season. ‘Into the Woods’ is a story that resonates with audiences of all ages, and we can’t wait to share our vision of this magical world with the Tulsa community.”
The cast of “Into the Woods” includes a mix of local and national talent, including Jana McIntyre as Cinderella, Ann Toomey as the Witch, Curt Olds as the Baker, Sam Briggs as Jack, and Leona Mitchell as Granny/Cinderella’s Mother. Other featured performers include Mary Ann Stewart as the Baker’s Wife, Nathan Stark as the Narrator/Mysterious Man, former Tulsa Youth Opera student Meghan Linnington as Little Red Ridinghood and Craig Irvin as Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf. The cast also features Leah Heater, Martin Luther Clark, Blair Cagney, and Laura McHugh as well as local performers Maddie Breedlove, Alexandra Johnson, Robert Young, and Phil Armstrong.
The production will be conducted by Tulsa-native Cathy Venable, with locally constructed costumes designed by Randy Blair, wig and makeup design by Sable Hughes, lighting design by Helena Kuukka, and scenic design by Kevin Depinet.
“We are thrilled to welcome director Tara Faircloth back to Tulsa. Her innovative and inimitable style has endeared her to audiences both in Tulsa and around the world,” says Aaron Beck. “‘Into the Woods’ features captivating imagery that brings the fairytale world to life, inviting audiences to step into the enchanted forest and experience the magic for themselves.”
“Into the Woods” will be performed in the Chapman Music Hall at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center on May 12 and 14, 2023. This production is part of Tulsa Opera’s 2022-2023 75th -Anniversary season.
Tickets for “Into the Woods” are available for purchase from the Tulsa Performing Arts Center box office and website along with the Tulsa Opera ticket office, (918) 582-3133.
- 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 12th
- 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 14th
- In Chapman Music Hall at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center
- A staged production of Stephen Sondheim’s Musical “Into the Woods” with live orchestra, magical scenery, and costumes designed exclusively for this production
- Features local and national stars from the worlds of opera and musical theatre
- Run time is two hours and thirty minutes plus one 20-minute intermission