Theater heads ‘Into the Woods’ Friday, Saturday

By: Staff report

LUMBERTON — The final performances of Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater’s production of the musical “Into the Woods” are at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

In this popular, dark musical, James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, theatrical piece. The Tony Award-winning book and score are enchanting and touching.

Directed by the theater’s resident artist, Kendrix Singletary, the story follows a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors age 65 and older and members of the military, and $10 for students. The group rate is $17 per ticket with the advance purchase of 10 or more at same time, and are available by contacting the box office.

Tickets can be purchased in-person or by telephone with credit card or cash from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday through the theater’s administrative offices in the theater’s second floor (enter on Fourth Street side), or by calling the Civic Center at 910-738-4339. Tickets also can be purchased at the door. The theater lobby box office opens for ticket sales an hour before each performance.

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Staff report