Students from Blackburn Central High School are taking a fun look at everyone’s favourite fairy tale characters through their musical production of Into the Woods Jr.
This amazing show, featuring 30 Blackburn Central students, will be performed for one day only on Wednesday 10th July 2019.
The musical follows a Baker and his Wife who learn they’ve been cursed with childlessness by the Witch next door. The couple embarks on a quest – swindling, deceiving and stealing from such already-victimised characters as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack (fresh off the beanstalk!) – to get the special objects required to break the spell.
However, the story doesn’t simply end “happily ever after” as each character must now face the consequences of his or her decision.
From the first rehearsal our students have collaborated on gaining a new perspective on these fairy tales and the ethical issues these stories present. We think they deserve a standing ovation from the community for all their hard work and dedication.
Blackburn Central High School will present Into the Woods Jr. at 7:00pm on Wednesday 10th July 2019 at Blackburn Empire Theatre.
Tickets are £6 for adults, £3 for concessions, and are available from https://blackburnempire.com. For more information on this show please call 01254 685500.
An exclusive, specially discounted, school matinee performance will also be held at 1:30pm, please contact 01254 685500 Monday – Saturday 10am – 12:30pm to book.
With a book by James Lapine and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Into the Woods Jr. is based on the Broadway production which won several Tony Awards, including Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress in a Musical.