On Thursday evening, Oct. 21, the Wagner College Theatre will reopen the doors of its Main Hall auditorium for the first time since March 2020 with its production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s critically acclaimed musical, “Into the Woods.” Performances are scheduled for Oct. 21-24 and Oct. 28-31.
“Into the Woods” is directed by Michele Pawk, with music direction by Lauri Young. The directing duo also collaborated on WCT’s recent productions of “Urinetown” and “A Little Night Music.” Choreography is provided by WCT alumna Emma Pittman ’18. The design team includes Brian Sharron, Vicki Neal and alumnus Brendan McCann ’14. The production stage manager is senior design/technology/management major Alyssa Bowne.
In this musical, Stephen Sondheim takes classic fairy tale characters, each with their own unique aspirations, and puts them on a journey “into the woods.” Just as all of their stories seem to fall into place, chaos ensues. Sondheim’s witty lyrics and sophisticated music guarantee an entertaining and engaging evening in the theater.
Performances of WCT’s “Into the Woods” are scheduled for:
- Thursday, Oct. 21, 8 p.m.
- Friday, Oct. 22, 8 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 23, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
- Sunday, Oct. 24, 2 p.m.
- Thursday, Oct. 28, 8 p.m.
- Friday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 30, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
- Sunday, Oct. 31, 2 p.m.
Wagner College Theatre is following all protocols approved by the Actors Equity Association and required by New York City, both onstage and off.
As Wagner College safely reopens its campus during the coronavirus pandemic, it requires that every guest:
- provide proof of vaccination, and
- wear masks inside all college buildings, including the Main Hall lobby, theater and restrooms.
Unvaccinated children under the age of 12 may attend “Into the Woods,” but they must provide a negative Covid test result from the previous 72 hours.
To verify vaccinations and Covid tests, WCT is accepting advance reservations by email only. Entry will be free, and audience members will reserve tickets to the show they wish to attend by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. (The WCT box office is not accepting phone reservations at this time.) Those reserving tickets must attach to that email either:
- a copy of their Covid vaccination record (for ALL those 12 and over), or
- a negative Covid test result from the previous 72 hours (for ALL those under 12).
Wagner College Theatre reminds people to not come to the auditorium unless they have reserved tickets for that show in advance by email. If they do, they will not be admitted.
About Wagner College Theatre. Wagner College’s theater program is producing four shows this semester — two on the Main Stage, and two in its Stage One studio theater. All of these productions are performed solely by Wagner theater students, while behind the scenes other students work on design elements and participate as members of production teams. Wagner College Theatre provides a learning environment with hands-on practice in real theatrical productions, all overseen by department head Theresa McCarthy.