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April 28 - May 28

Into the Woods

Presented by: Florida Hospital Winter Garden
Produced by: Garden Theatre
Directed by: Steve MacKinnon
Garden Theatre
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Thursdays & Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Industry Night: Monday, May 8 at 8pm

Follow a baker and his wife as they journey into the woods striving to lift a witch’s curse. Along the way they encounter other fairytale characters, each of whom possesses something necessary to reverse the curse. Winner of the 1988 Tony Awards for Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical, Into the Woods explores the consequences of wishes and the responsibility that comes with getting what you want.

Tickets: $33 ($29 students/seniors)

Special discounted pricing for opening night, industry night, and Thursday performances.

Like a walk through the woods, this show contains themes that are both light and dark.


This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.  This project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida.

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Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim | Book by James Lapine


Awards & Nominations

Original Broadway Production

Three-time Tony Award Winner including Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical  (1988)

Seven Tony Award Nominations including Best Musical (1988)

Five-time Drama Desk Award Winner including Outstanding Musical; Outstanding Lyrics and Outstanding Book of a Musical (1988)

Eight Drama Desk Award Nominations including Outstanding Music (1988)


About the Authors

American composer Stephen Sondheim was born on March 22, 1930, in New York City. After early practice at songwriting, his knowledge of musical theater was influenced by master lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II, who served as a mentor. Sondheim attended Williams College in Massachusetts, where he majored in music. After graduating from the school in 1950, he studied further with avant-garde composer Milton Babbitt and moved back to New York City. Sondheim’s contributions to West Side Story and Gypsy in the 1950s brought him recognition as a rising star of Broadway. Known for the startling complexity of his lyricism and music, his major works for the theater also include A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park With George and Into the Woods.

James Lapine was born and raised in Mansfield, Ohio until his family moved to Stamford, Connecticut. After majoring in History at Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania, he went on to get an MFA in Design from the California Institute of Arts in Valencia, California. He moved to New York City after graduate school and among his many jobs he designed the magazine for Yale School of Drama. Lapine eventually took a job with Yale designing all of the the printed materials for the School of Drama and the Yale Repertory Theatre as well as as faculty position teaching a course in advertising design. After directing a play with students and faculty from Yale, he was approached for other pieces and from there his Broadway career took off.

On Broadway he has written the book for and directed Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George; Into the Woods; Passion; and the multi-media revue Sondheim on Sondheim

He also directed Merrily We Roll Along as part of Encores Series at New York City Center. With William Finn he has collaborated on March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, later presented on Broadway as  Falsettos; A New Brain; Muscle; and Little Miss Sunshine. He has also directed on Broadway David Henry Hwang’s Golden Child; The Diary of Anne Frank; Michel Legrand’s Amour; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; and the 2012 revival of Annie.


Content Advisory

Like a walk through the woods, this show contains themes that are both light and dark.