Into the Woods at SUNY New Paltz

itw_poster_artwork-736x1024The Department of Theatre Arts at SUNY New Paltz presents “Into the Woods,” the timeless and beloved musical that reminds us to be careful what we wish for, because we might just get it.

Performances will be given from Nov. 8 – 11 and 15 – 18 at McKenna Theatre on the New Paltz campus. This production is directed by Catherine Doherty, assistant professor of Theatre Arts, with a book by James Lapine and music and lyrics by the legendary Stephen Sondheim.

“Into the Woods” is a Brothers Grimm-inspired production offering a modern take on the classic fairy tales that are fixtures of our storytelling culture. Characters familiar from “Cinderella,” “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Jack and the Beanstalk” are forced to unite as a community and make sacrifices to protect each other and save their kingdom.

“This show is a love letter to storytelling and a love letter to narrative,” Doherty said. “I am so excited for the whole department to put the best of themselves forward for an evening of craft and magic.”

This production promises to push boundaries, with abstract set design, nontraditional casting, and playful takes on gender and identity, complemented by Sondheim’s intricate and award-winning score.

“Sondheim is a master of providing musical hints that help cast members and audiences deepen their understanding of roles and the piece as a whole,” said Katya Stanislavskaya, assistant professor of musical theatre and the production’s musical director. “Whether on a conscious or a subconscious level, we recognize ‘leitmotifs’ – recurring musical themes – that tell audiences to pay attention to, or recall, a certain character, object, emotion or idea.”

What resonates most about “Into the Woods,” Doherty says, is the play’s portrayal of the delicate balance of beauty and despair, which we all experience in our journeys through life.

“The show has some pretty dark moments in it, and watching these characters navigate those moments is fairly profound,” said Doherty. “They can’t pass through the darkness unless they have companions there to help to the other side.”

“Into the Woods” will be presented on Nov. 8 – 10 and 15 – 17 at 8 p.m., and Nov. 11 and 18 at 2 p.m. All performances will be given at McKenna Theatre.

Tickets are $20 for general public; $18 for seniors (62+), SUNY New Paltz faculty/staff, SUNY New Paltz alumni and non-New Paltz students; and $10 for SUNY New Paltz students.

Use this link to purchase tickets online, or contact the Parker Theatre Box Office at (845) 257-3880 or boxoffice@newpaltz.edu. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and is also open for one hour prior to each performance.

Visit the Department of Theatre Arts at SUNY New Paltz for more information.

 

SUNY New Paltz, McKenna Theatre
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz
12561
845-257-3880

newpaltz.edu/theatre

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Storm King Art Center is best known for its grand landscape of rolling hills and its display of  more than 100 carefully sited large-scale outdoor sculptures, including works by the likes of Richard Serra and Maya Lin. But for a special exhibition in 2018  this bucolic sculpture park in Orange County, N.Y., will focus directly on a hot political topic: climate change.This exhibit closes 11/11. Highlights walking tour everyday at 1:00  pm

Open Wednesday – Sunday Closed Mondays & Tuesdays Nov- Dec 9th.

Music on the Mountain

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Kick off autumn in the Hudson Valley with a fabulous week of music, featuring three concerts a day, from classical to contemporary, Broadway to jazz.

This year’s headliners include Joan Osborne, and Natalie Merchant among many other talented musicians from across the country. It’s a week-long melody of musical days and magical nights on our mountaintop!

BOOK NOWAvailability is limited. For reservations, please call (855) 883-3798.

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This concert by Lady Moon & The Eclipse is part of a weekend of events by Hudson’s first family of creativity. Don’t miss Young Paris’ (Milandou Badila) triumphant return to his hometown Friday, July 20 at 9pm, and the free performances of Spirit of the River on Friday, July 20; Saturday, July 21; and Sunday, July 22.

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The City of Middletown & The Downtown Middletown Business Improvement District is proud to announce the 2018 Summer Concert Series! These Free Concerts at Run 4 Downtown Park resume May 24th and go until August 17th with a special Friday Night Concert to conclude the series. This event will take place weekly on Thursdays from 6 to 8 PM at 19 North Street. This Event is Weather Permitting. For more information feel free to give the BID Office a call at (845) 343-8075.

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Carl Gutowski, flute, and David Temple Classical Guitar in a program featuring works from western classical music by John Dowland and Mauro Giuliani, traditional pieces of Romanian, American, Chinese and Irish heritage and tangos by the Argentinian composers Astor Piazzolla and Fernando Carlos Tavolaro.

Christ Episcopal Church – Poughkeepsie, NY
20 Carroll Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

April 22, 2018 @ 4:00 PM
$10 tickets at the door; students free.

Get more details at http://www.christchurchpok.org/music-events/

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The Marist College Club of Theatre Arts proudly presents The Dining Room by A.R. Gurney!

Set in a single dining room, the play consists of 18 vignettes overlapping and intertwining that depict different families from different homes and in different time periods. Overall, it tells the story of the dying and relatively short-lived culture of upper-middle class Americans, and the transition into a much more efficient society with less emphasis on tradition and more emphasis on progress.

WHERE:
Nelly Goletti Theatre

WHEN:
Friday, March 23rd at 8:00PM
Saturday, March 24th at 8:00PM
Sunday, March 25th at 2:00PM

Student Ticket: $5
Adult Ticket: $10
To reserve your tickets, email boxofficemccta@gmail.com!

Director: Steve LaMaita
Production Manager: Anna McClear
Asst. Director: Tom Vestuto
Stage Manager: Jill Craig

The Dining Room is produced in arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.