Treehouse Youth Theatre kids rehearse a previous Christmas production of Ho, Ho … Huh? (Photo by Jeff Stokoe, Advocate staff)

Tree House Youth Theatre presents Into the Woods

The musical starts on May 4 at the Scott Block

Take a trip Into the Woods with Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and other fairy tale characters.

Tree House Youth Theatre is tackling Stephen Sondheim’s popular musical during a two-week run, from Thursday to Saturday May 4-6 and 11-13, at the Scott Block theatre in downtown Red Deer.

While the production has been adapted for junior players, the great songs remain. And Tree House’s artistic director Nicole Leal feels her terrific young cast is ready to belt them out.

“We have a few really good singers, as well as some who didn’t know they could sing before!” said Leal, who has double cast 18 youths in this show.

The plot of Into the Woods concerns the Baker and his wife, who must go to great lengths to try to lift a witch’s curse so they can have a child. On their journey they meet the Big Bad Wolf and Granny, Jack and his magic beans, Cinderella and other story-book characters.

Members of Tree House House Youth Theatre have been working since September on the musical with Leal as director, Matt Gould as music director, and choreographer Elisa Nixon.

“The kids are so dedicated,” said Leal, who hopes Central Alberta families will come out and support their Herculean effort — and enjoy the show.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. (with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday May 6 and 13). For more information or tickets, please visit treehouseyouththeatre.ca or get them at the door. An early-bird discount applies to tickets purchased by Wednesday, May 3.

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