Singapore Repertory Theatre

24 - 31 Mar 1994 I Victoria Theatre

Do you remember the fairy tales you were told as children? Do you recall Little Red Riding Hood meeting the Big Bad Wolf in the woods on her way to her grandmother's house? Or Jack getting 5 beans in exchange for his cow from someone he meets in the woods? What about Rapunzel, combing her long silken tresses in her tower in the woods? Or Cinderella, traveling through the woods to get to the prince's ball?

There is one element that these and many other fairy tales have in common, that is the woods. In each tale, the protagonist has to journey through the dark forbidding woods before obtaining his or her goal. Broadway writer, James Lapine and songwriter, Stephen Sondheim based their musical on this recurring theme. A group of old and new fairy tale characters are led on a magical journey through the woods to fulfill their personal wishes. Little Red Ridinghood wants to visit Granny and must go through the woods to reach her house. The baker and his wife want a child and must obtain certain ingredients from the woods for the witch's potion. The Prince, infatuated with Cinderella, chases her through the woods. They, and many others, have to gather their courage and journey into the woods to get what they want.

Cast: Alex Abisheganaden, Almodovar, Kit Chan, Jingle Cortes, Prince Gani, Nicholas Goh, Karla Gutierrez, Eugene Hong, Jeff Isidro, Geraldine Kok, Irene Lim, Jonathan Lim, Carmila A Lopez, Rob Narita, Adrian Pang, Deborah Png, Fay Rusli, Lea Salonga, Cindy Sim, Selena Tan and Debra Teng

Creative Team:
Music & Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Book: James Lapine
Director: Glen Goei
Choreographer: Julie Borromeo
Musical Director: Peter Stead
Set Designer: Francis O' Connor
Lighting Design: Lito Borromeo
Costume Design: H C Tan
Ms. Salonga's Gowns: Inno Sotto
Sound Designer: Mike Walker
Production Stage Manager: Trudy Soucoup
Stage Manager: Marylu Moyer