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February 2008

Release Date: February 27, 2008

ASU Drama Production Brings Fairy Tales to Life

Angelo State University will present the award-winning adult fairy tale “Into the Woods” for the Arts at ASU spring musical beginning Friday, March 7, in the University Auditorium.

Show times will be at 8 p.m. March 7-8 and 14-15. A special matinee performance is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9. Tickets are $8 general admission, $4 for non-ASU students and $3 for ASU students. Admission is free for Arts at ASU subscribers and ASU activity card holders. The University Auditorium is located in the Administration Building, 2601 W. Ave N.

“Into the Woods” is a Tony Award-winning play based on the book by James Lapine and featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The story intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales and follows them further to explore the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. The main characters are taken from the stories of Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel and Cinderella. They are tied together by an original tale involving a baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family, complete with references to several other well-known fairy tales and cameo appearances by Snow White and Sleeping Beauty.

“It’s great because we start with these stories and characters that we have known and loved since we were children and we get to view them in some grown-up situations,” said Dr. Bill Doll, drama professor and the play’s director. “It’s really sweet in the complexity of the story and the complexity and beauty of the music. It’s just a lot of fun.”

Tickets for “Into the Woods” are on sale now in the ASU box office. The box office is open from 2-6 p.m. weekdays in the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building. For reservations, call 942-2000.

For more information on the production and cast, contact the ASU University Theatre at 942-2146.