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Into The Woods at Murfreesboro Center for the Arts
January 28, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Last week’s snowfall may have looked magical, but its effect was far from that for Into the Woods, the January production winding down at The Center for the Arts.
Patience Long, the center’s executive director, said she hopes an extra show Thursday, plus this weekend’s four final performances, will be a storybook ending to the local production.
Long said the winter storm caused the cancellation of two shows last week, a disappointment to the cast and patrons – and a hit to the non-profit center’s pocketbook.
Hoping to recoup some of the losses, Thursday’s additional show, set for 7 p.m., will be a “pay-what-you-can” night. Patrons can use a promo code – “magic beans” – for the discount. These tickets can only be bought at the center’s box office or by phone.
And the last four shows include two evening shows, set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and two afternoon matinees at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
“This show is so incredible, and the cast and crew have given so much of their time and talent to make it happen, it deserves a big finish,” Long said. “It would be wonderful if the community could give them five packed houses for their final shows.”
Into the Woods, a Stephen Sondheim classic and Broadway favorite, tells the story of the Baker and his Wife, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk and Little Red Riding Hood and what follows after “Happily Ever After.”
The cast, directed by Renee Robinson, features center newcomer Hailey Ray as the Witch; Patrick Kramer and Alexius Frost as the Baker and Baker’s Wife; Emily Davis as Cinderella; and Dwayne Benn as Jack and the Beanstalk.
The role of Little Red Riding Hood is being shared by Shelby Jones and Sarah Oppmann.
The center’s box office is at 110 W. College St. in downtown Murfreesboro and can be reached by phone at 615-904-2787.
Prices for the shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday are $15 for adults; $13 for seniors, students and military; and $11 for children. Tickets for the weekend shows can also be purchased on the center’s website, www.BoroArts.org.
The center, a recognized 501(c)(3) organization, is supported in part by generous grants provided by the City of Murfreesboro, the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
Into the Woods is sponsored by Wild About Smiles and the Murfreesboro Kiwanis Club.