Concluding April 12 Into the Woods (Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre). Roundabout Theatre Company presents Fiasco Theater's acclaimed production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods — seen at New Jersey's McCarter Theatre Center in May 2013. The production features the original McCarter Theatre Center/Fiasco Theater cast, including Jessie Austrian, Noah Brody, Paul L. Coffey, Andy Grotelueschen, Liz Hayes, Claire Karpen, Jennifer Mudge, Patrick Mulryan, Ben Steinfeld and Emily Young. Here's how the production is billed: "With only 10 actors, one piano and boundless imagination, this witty and wildly theatrical re-invention is Into the Woods like you've never seen it before! This stripped-down, unplugged, thrillingly clever new version includes all the dazzling classic songs like 'Children Will Listen' and 'Giants in the Sky.' Mind the wolf, heed the witch and honor the giant at this extraordinary musical about the power of wishes and what happens when they really do come true." Visit RoundaboutTheatre.org.
A First Look at Fiasco Theater's Re-Imagined, Ten-Person Into the Woods at Roundabout
Camp Kappawanna (Off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theater Company). Camp Kappawanna, a new family musical inspired by memories of summer camp, features music and lyrics by Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb, Michelle Lewis and Dan Petty. Directed by Atlantic Acting School artistic director Alison Beatty, the cast features Lydian Blossom, Katie Brady, Savannah Desormeaux, Nathaniel Janis, Mara Measor, Faye Rex, Anthony Ritosa and Wesley Zurick. "Following the misadventures of 12-year old Jennifer Jenkins, an awkward and adorable 12-year-old kid, Camp Kappawanna portrays the fear and excitement of leaving home for the first time," press notes state. "This lighthearted musical, inspired by Lisa Loeb’s own nostalgic summer camp memories, has an acoustic sound that will take you back to nights spent around the camp fire." Visit AtlanticTheater.org.