New Jersey Youth Theatre (NJYT), which has its studio on Westfield Avenue in Roselle Park, is currently staging its production of the Stephen Sondheim classic “Into The Woods”. Having already started its run last week, there are still seven performances left. Performances will be staged at the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts in Berkeley Heights.
The story follows intertwining stories of well-known fairy tale characters – such as Cinderella, Jack & The Beanstalk, Prince Charming among others – as they maneuver through the realities and mature consequences of having their wishes granted. “Into the Woods” has won several Tony Awards and was adapted for the screen in 2014.
Upcoming performances are listed below:
NJYT Artistic Director Cynthia Meryl stated, “We are especially delighted to be collaborating with the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts. The school is a state leader in training musicians and vocalists and we are proud to be invited into their venue, and one that is quite a bit different than our past performing spaces. In this intimate setting, we will have the opportunity to present ‘Into the Woods’ environmentally, so that the audience feels they are actually in the woods. This will be a creative challenge, and a totally different theatrical experience for the participants and audience members.”
New Jersey Youth Theatre, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is celebrating its 25th anniversary of educating, training, and developing the talent of young artists between the ages of 18 to 21.
Tickets for remaining performances of “Into The Woods” can be purchased at Wharton’s online box office (link) or by calling (908) 790-0700, extension 20.