Wellington Upper School students will go "Into the Woods" March 1-3 to present an adaptation of a Broadway musical based on fairy tales.

A cast of 23 students, a 17-member technical crew and a live orchestra that includes four Wellington students will lead the theater department's production at the Blanchard Performing Arts Center, 3650 Reed Road.

Music and lyrics for "Into the Woods" were written by Stephen Sondheim with the book by James Lapine.

It intertwines plots of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales, including "Little Red Riding Hood," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Rapunzel" and "Cinderella."

"This show was selected, in part, for its well-thought-out characters and challenging music," Wellington theater director David Glover said.

Showtimes are at 7 p.m. each night. All seats are general admission. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $7 for students and can be purchased at wellington.org/tickets.

Wheelchair-accessible seats can be reserved by calling Glover at 734-307-8940 or emailing glover@wellington .org.

In addition to directing the show, Glover also created the choreography. Musical direction will be provided by Zac Delmonte. The technical crew is under the direction of teachers Aaron Grim and Brandon Sullivan and led by Wellington junior Aquila Simmons.

The 10-member live orchestra for "In the Woods" includes six adults in addition to the four students, Glover said.

"Anyone who loves fairy tales, deep metaphors or a slight reminder that all choices in life have consequences -- good and bad -- should see the show," he said.

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