Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” Staged at SSU


Classic fairy tale stories and characters merge in Stephen Sondheim’s 1987 award-winning musical “Into the Woods,” a modern version of what happens after “they all lived happily ever after.”
Characters from “Cinderella,” “Rapunzel,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “The Baker and his Wife” and “Little Red Riding Hood” are featured in this fractured musical fairy tale where desires, curses and consequences determine their fate. After all their wishes have been granted, enchantment turns to reality when characters pay for their selfish ways in this moving musical morality tale.
The Sonoma State University’s Departments of Music and Theatre Arts & Dance join forces for this main stage presentation with direction by Marty Pistone, featuring a cast of 20 and 14-piece orchestra conducted by Grammy nominated Lynne Morrow. SSU student designers have created more than 200 individual costume pieces and special effects for set and lighting for this major campus production.
The Department presents its “$5 Friends & Family Night” performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 with $5 admission for all ticket buyers. SSU faculty and staff receive free admission at these performances. Sonoma State University students are admitted free to all performances with valid student ID.
Music Direction by Lynne Morrow
Directed by Marty Pistone
WHEN: Feb. 4 to Feb. 14, 2016
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4; Friday, Feb. 5; Saturday, Feb. 6
5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7 (Post show discussion)
10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10 (School matinee featuring piano only)
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 ($5 Friends & Family Night)
7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12 and Saturday, Feb. 13
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14
TICKET PRICES: $5 to $17
Admission prices from $5 to $17. Sonoma State University students are admitted free to all productions with valid student ID. Tickets are $10 non-SSU students and seniors; $15 Sonoma State University Faculty and Staff; and $17 standard admission. $5 admission for all ticket buyers offered for “$5 Friends & Family Night.” SSU faculty and staff receive free admission at these performances.
LOCATION: Sonoma State University
Evert B. Person Theatre
1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Evert B. Person Theatre is accessed through the main entrance to Sonoma State University.
PARKING: From the South entrance on East Cotati Avenue, turn right at the stop sign in front of the information kiosk. Park in Lots E (left) and F (right). Parking in SSU lots is $5 at all times. Permits may be purchased from the vending machines located at the entrance to parking lots, or at toll booths when available. FREE school bus parking is available in Lot N, near the Green Music Center.
PHONE / BOX OFFICE: 707-664-4246
The box office is located on the first floor of the Student Center. On performance nights, depending on the venue, the Person Theatre or Ives Hall box office will open one hour prior to the event start time. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday and one hour prior to all performances. Contact the box office at 707-664-4246 or email