West Point students performing 'Into the Woods'

West Point High School music and drama departments are preparing for the upcoming spring musical, "Into the Woods."

The Tony Award-winning musical, opened in 1987 on Broadway; an off-Broadway version of the production opened in 2015. .

The story reappeared in the public's eye after a two-decade hiatus when "Into the Woods" was made into a movie in 2014 starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt and Johnny Depp.

"Into the Woods" is a magical, imaginative adventure through the use of fairy tales and a very challenging piece for our students to take on. Students from 8th through 12th grades have been rehearsing since early January, according to a school news release.

The musical will performed March 10-12 under the direction of Beverly Hammond and musical direction of Melody Raef. Mitchell Reed will conduct the performance. Sue Kurfees designed the set.

Tickets go on sale this week for all performances. Preferred seating in the first four rows is $15 and all other seats are $10.

Show times are 7:00 p.m. at the Robinson/Olsson Civic Auditorium at West Point High School. To reserve tickets, please contact Winston Sheffield at (804) 512-9286 or at wsheffield@wpschools.net , Carol Davis at (804) 370-4622 or at ckcdavis3@verizon.net or Bev Hammond at (804) 370-4006 or at dramadivabev@gmail.com.

Tickets may also be ordered at the high school at (804) 843-3630 or in the main office. They may also be purchased at the door.

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