Saint Martin’s University theatre and music departments present ‘Into the Woods’

March 19, 2014

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“Witches can be right/Giants can be good/You decide what’s right/You decide what’s good.”

These and other intriguing lyrics by Stephen Sondheim can be heard beginning April 5 when the Saint Martin’s University theatre and music departments present the Tony Award-winning “Into the Woods,” the Broadway epic in which everyone’s favorite fairytale characters are brought together for a timeless but relevant piece of American musical theatre.

With book by James Lapine, this riff on the creations of the Brothers Grimm follows a baker and his wife who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival “more than anything;” and Jack, who wishes his cow, Milky White, would, well, give milk. When the baker and his wife learn they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the couple sets off on a journey to break the spell. Everyone’s wish is granted. But everyone learns to be careful what they wish for when the often disastrous consequences of their actions return to haunt them later.

Performances will run April 5 – 6, and April 10 – 12 at the State Theater, 204 4th Avenue E, in downtown Olympia. Tickets at the door are $12 for general admission, and $7 for students, seniors and military personnel. Admission April 9 is Pay-What-You-Will. Advance Tickets can be purchased online at

Performance times are as follows:

7:30pm, April 5
2:00pm, April 6
7:30pm, April 10, 11, 12

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 23 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,100 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and 300 more undergraduate students to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Centralia College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at

For additional information:

David Hlavsa
Professor, Theatre Arts Program

Meg Nugent Dwyer
Media relations manager