Into the Woods

  • Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Directed by Don Hill
Musical Direction by Timothy Fletcher


June 1 - 5, 2022

Claire Trevor Theatre

This Tony Award-winning, modern classic by James Lapine and legendary composer Stephen Sondheim is easily one of the most popular works of the canon, and rightfully so. Through innovative storytelling, musical sophistication and dark comedy, the world's most popular fairy tale characters are brought together to create a thought-provoking piece that challenges both our perception of life and "happily ever after". Into the Woods is especially relevant as we emerge from the isolation we have experienced during pandemic lockdown, serving as an encouraging reminder that "no one is alone".

Learn more about the production on the dramaturgy website. Dramaturgs Minu Park and Stephanie Lim, with help and support from UCI’s Performing Arts Librarian Scott Stone, give an in-depth and multifaceted insight into the historical, cultural, sociopolitical, and artistic influences that shaped both the original show and the Department of Drama's spring production.

This event contains:
- Strobing (Flashing) Lights
- Haze / Fog
- Loud Noises
- Depictions of Violent Death (Act 2)

Evening: June 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Evenings: June 2, 3^, 4 at 8:00 p.m.
Matinee: June 4, 5* at 2:00 p.m.

* Please join us for a TalkBack with cast & crew, after the 2:00 p.m. matinee performance on Sun., June 5.

Watch Director Don Hill and Sofia Talarico (The Witch), on ThisDay with Lisa Hart.

Peter the Anteater in Shakespearean garb, holding a skull it his outstretched hand

^ UCI Student Friday Nights:

Join your fellow ARTeaters! UCI Student ticket-holders after the Fri., June 3 evening performance can stay for a fun opportunity to meet members of the artistic team and have a light refreshment celebrating live performances in CTSA's Drama Department. See the list of all Friday Night Drama shows, here. Meet up outside on the Green Room Café patio.

The first 100 UCI Students to scan tickets at the performance entrance will be invited to a post-performance gathering/event. Purchasing a ticket does not guarantee a spot at the post-performance gathering/event.

General admission: $19
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff: $16
Arts Packages: $15
UCI Students & Children under 17: $12



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See the Performance Program

Wednesday Jun 1, 2022, 7:30 pm
Thursday Jun 2, 2022, 8:00 pm
Friday Jun 3, 2022, 8:00 pm
Saturday Jun 4, 2022, 2:00 pm
Saturday Jun 4, 2022, 8:00 pm
Sunday Jun 5, 2022, 2:00 pm