Into the Woods JR.
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL • MARCH 18–20, 2022
Director’s Note: Into the Woods JR.
The stories, ideas, and wishes that shape us and drive us: this is what the late Stephen Sondheim has us questioning in this brilliant and energetic musical. This show honors the joys, complexities, surprises, and turns of this life. We, as a cast and production team, have enjoyed thoughtfully looking at our own lives and wishes while diving deeply into the wishes of the characters in this show. We hope this show that uniquely weaves together familiar stories of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales has you on the edge of your seat gripped with anticipation during the more complex moments in the show and at other times celebrating life’s joys and the shared humanity that we all have with these characters. What is it that drives you? What pulls you into the “woods,” and what do you wish for? What are the amazing connections and challenges that face you along your journey? Come explore these questions with us in the upcoming production of Into the Woods JR.
This essence of choice and ambiguity and convolution is what Sondheim gave to theater—the idea that there's infinitely more contained within the tragicomedy of human experience than can even be set to music and sung on stage.Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic
High School Spring Musical Cast Goes on Theater Retreat to Brescia
Into the Woods JR. Director Julie Frazier-Smith and Music Director Eugene Villanueva, who is new to TASIS this year, took the show’s cast to Brescia, Italy, for a theater retreat over the weekend of February 18–20. Ms. Frazier-Smith recapped the experience.