Pieter Toerien and KickstArt present Into the Woods


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Pieter Toerien and KickstArt present Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods at Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre from 8 March – 14 April.

The Tony-Award-winning musical is directed by Steven Stead, designed by Greg King, costume designs by Neil Harris, lighting by Tina le Roux. By arrangement with Dalro.

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It stars Kate Normington, Earl Gregory, Zak Hendrikz, Jessica Sole, Haylea Heyns, Michael Richard, Graham Wicks, Candice Van Litsenborgh, Dianne Simpson, Nathan Kruger, LJ Neilson, Schoeman Smit, Ashleigh Harvey, Sarah Richard, Brandon Moulder, Naret Loots, Alyssa Harrison and Megan Rigby.

Into the Woods is a sleek and sexy beast of a musical. It is, in turn, moody and magical, witty and wise. It provides the kind of intellectual and emotional satisfaction and the kind of exhilarating theatrical experience that you would expect from Stephen Sondheim, the creator of musical masterpieces such as Sweeney Todd and West Side Story.

Into The Woods (Production photo by by Jesse Kramer)
Into The Woods (Production photo by by Jesse Kramer)

James Lapine (Book) and Stephen Sondheim (Music & Lyrics) take everyone’s favourite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece … and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

Don’t be deceived: this is not a musical for children! This is a wicked and wonderful cautionary fairy tale for adults that will delight you and haunt you. It is all about what it is to be human; too long for something other, to wish for something more than what you have, to deal with the inevitable loss and the terrible beauty that this journey through the world offers us.

It has all the allure of the fairy tale, the mystery, the whimsy. And it tells of love, loss, desire, hope… and revenge … With its roots deeply planted in old folk tales, it offers a rich harvest of ideas. It also has a dazzling score with ravishing melody and seductive rhythms. It also boasts one of the cleverest, most complex set of lyrics ever written for musical theatre.

This is Sondheim at his very best; a very rare opportunity to revel in his wisdom and originality.

Productions of this kind only appear once in a blue moon!

“This truly dazzling production of Stephen Sondheim’s wise, warm, wacky and witty Into the Woods is a triumph!” – Billy Suter, The Mercury

Be spellbound by this delicious tale – book your seats today!

Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre
8 March – 14 April
Performances: Wed – Fri @ 19:30, Sat @ 16:00pm and 20:00, Sun @ 14:00
Tickets: R375, R275, R175, R100
Book at Theatre Box Office 011 511 1818 and at Computicket.com

Let us go into the woods… “Where witches can be right, giants can be good. You decide what’s right. You decide what’s good…”


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