St. George Musical Theater opens its third season since its comeback with “Into The Woods” with book by James Lapine and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The musical runs Thursdays–Saturdays and Mondays at 7:30 beginning Aug. 18 with 2 p.m. matinees Sept 3 and 10. Shows are performed at The Historic Opera House, located at 212 N. Main St. in St. George.
“The cast features vocal teachers, theater instructors and people who have dedicated their lives to music” said St. George Musical Theater’s executive director Bruce Bennett. “The director is Ryan Norton who is a veteran of SGMT, having performed and directed in numerous SGMT productions of the past, and we are so excited for Ryan to be back collaborating with us again. I consider Ryan the Swiss army knife of directors. He is an excellent singer, performer and choreographer in his own right while bringing his own artistic flair to the design of the show from costumes to lighting — there is little about stage musicals he doesn’t fully understand.”
The show borrows ideas from Disney’s 2014 film.
“Ultimately the message is one of hope and working together,” said artistic director Rachel Parry.