Students Invite Audiences “Into the Woods”

Punahou Communications Staff

“Into the Woods” came alive on stage last Friday and Saturday, and will continue again on Nov. 16 and 17 in Dillingham Hall. Presented by more than 50 Punahou middle- and high-school students, the fresh interpretation of the Tony Award-winning musical is inspired by a dark collection of fairy tales by The Brothers Grimm.

“Into the Woods,” by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, is built on a fantastic, musicalized universe where Rapunzel, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack (and his beanstalk) collide. At first, these classic, childlike stories seem fun and fancy-free – spells are cast and wishes are granted – but the consequences of the characters’ actions return to haunt them with disastrous results. As hard lessons fall upon each, they are forced to grow up quickly if they hope to survive.

Malia ’19 takes you behind the scenes of Dillingham Hall and into the costume shop as she gets ready for her role as the Witch in “Into the Woods.”

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