Sing for Stephen Sondheim! Composer Will Judge Woods Competition for Advance Screening Access

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Stephen Sondheim, the award-winning composer of Into the Woods, will pick the winner of the "Sing Your Way Into the Woods" contest, in which fans can receive access to an advance screening of the highly anticipated Disney film by Sondheim and James Lapine.

All videos will be judged based on their musicality, creativity and execution. The winner(s) will receive a private advance screening of Disney's "Into the Woods," and the winning video and the videos from the three runner-ups will be featured on the film's official Tumblr website.

The contest is open to choir groups, choral companies, musical theatre departments, glee clubs and anyone with a passion for Into the Woods. To enter, go to IntoTheWoodsContest.com to watch the trailer for "Into the Woods," download the official music and lyrics to the Prologue and gather friends to record the last two minutes of the Prologue.

The deadline for all submissions is 2 PM PT on Dec. 12. Winners will be chosen and announced on the site on or about Dec. 19.

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Directed by Rob Marshall, the cast includes Simon Russell Beale as the Baker's Father, Chris Pine as Cinderella's Prince, Billy Magnussen as Rapunzel's Prince, Christine Baranski as Stepmother, Annette Crosbie as Granny, Joanna Riding as Cinderella's Mother, Richard Glover as The Steward, Frances De La Tour as The Giant, Lucy Punch as Lucinda, Tammy Blanchard as Florinda, MacKenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel, Daniel Huttlestone as Jack, Lilla Crawford as Little Red Riding Hood, Johnny Depp as The Wolf, Tracey Ullman as Jack's Mother, James Corden as The Baker, Emily Blunt as The Baker's Wife, Meryl Streep as The Witch and Anna Kendrick as Cinderella. Kendrick recently discussed being on set with Sondheim during the "Into the Woods" filming with Playbill magazine.

Streep also recently spoke with Playbill.com about her work on the film and collaborating with Sondheim.

James Corden revealed to Playbill magazine why the Sondheim song "Rainbows" was cut, and Emily Blunt talked about hiding her real-life baby bump during filming.

Click here for the article in which director Marshall explains various changes made to the film adaptation.

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