'Into the Woods' twists fairy tales

Granny (Char Ten Clay, right) gets revenge on the Wolf (Dale Landegent) in the Broadway musical’s “Into the Woods” twist on the story Little Red Riding Hood. 

SIOUX CENTER—Packed with wit and great music, this summer’s community theatre production “Into the Woods” takes the audience on a surprising journey through the fairy tales you thought you knew.

“‘Into the Woods’ combines the magic and adventure of fairy tales with complex characters, incredible music, thought-provoking lyrics and a compelling story,” said director Kate Henreckson.

The Broadway musical intertwines a handful of familiar stories then, in the second act, turns these fairy tales on their heads.

“We learn that princes aren’t always charming, that the world can be a hard place and that sometimes wishes have consequences you cannot foresee,” Henreckson said. “‘Into the Woods’ is my all-time favorite show and was on my bucket-list show to direct. I’m so excited to watch my exceptionally talented cast bringing it to life.”

The cast is an eclectic mix of talent from all over the area. “Into the Woods” showcases talent from local theater veterans to Dordt University theater and worship art students to high schoolers and even a local doctor playing Prince Charming.

Music is directed by Heidi Felhaffer.

Performances will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6; 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June 7-8, and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at the Te Paske Theater. Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $3 for children, available at siouxcenterarts.ticketleap.com/intothewoods.

Tickets are also available at the door: $12 for adults, $4 for children.

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