Fairleigh Dickinson University Students to Present “Into the Woods” in March and April

The award-winning musical “Into the Woods,” from the story by James Lapine, will be presented from Wednesday, March 30 to Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 8 p.m., and the following Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9 at 8 p.m., on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham, 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, N.J. on the Dreyfuss Theater stage. There is also a Sunday, April 10th matinee at 2:30 p.m.

General admission is $10, $5 for students/seniors. Tickets may be reserved by calling 973-443-8644, press 4, or purchased at the door.

A special free matinee for high school classes will be held on Friday, April 1 at 11 a.m. Arrangements for high school classes to attend may be made by calling Stephen Hollis, Director, 973-443-8644. These seats are available due to the generous grant from the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation.

A special dinner/show night on Saturday, April 9 at 6 p.m. is being sponsored by FDU’s Alumni Office. Admission, $40, includes a buffet style dinner at 6 p.m., and the ticket to the Saturday evening performance at 8 p.m. For this special dinner/performance package call M. Fine, 201-692-7013 or visit http://www.myfdu.net/theater.

This Stephen Sondheim play won several Tony Awards, including Best Score, Best Book and Best Actress in a Musical.  It has been produced many times, as a national tour in 1988, in a 1990 West End production, a television production, and again in 2002 as a Broadway revival.

It intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales, with stories taken from Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel and Cinderella.

In a review by Times magazine, it was referred to as “Joyous...nonstop pleasure...The best show yet from the most creative mind in the musical theater today

This student production is directed and choreographed by Cindy Thole, with Allen Cohen as Musical Director. It is sponsored by FDU’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

For Immediate Release

FDU Public Relations
   (Metropolitan Campus Office)
Fairleigh Dickinson University
1000 River Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666

Dina Schipper
Director, University Public Relations
201.692.7032
schipper@fdu.edu

Melissa Payton
201.692.7034
mpayton@fdu.edu

FDU Public Relations
   (College at Florham Office)
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940

Scott Giglio
Assistant Director, Public Relations
973.443.8756
giglio@fdu.edu