Head 'Into the Woods' with East Haven Theater Students

East Haven High School's theater department takes on the Tony Award-winning Stephen Sondheim musical this weekend.

Are ready for looking for a rather "Grimm" musical theater production? Well, look no further than East Haven High School this weekend.

The high school's theater department is putting the final touches on its musical production this year: "Into the Woods."

This weekend's show iis based on the multiple Tony-award winning piece that features the music/lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a story by James Lapine.

Two Shows This Weekend

There will be two performances of the show at the EHHS auditorim:

  • Friday, March 22
  • Saturday, March 23

The doors will open at 6:15 p.m. and the show will begin promptly at 7 p.m.

Ticket Information

Tickets prices are $12 for adults, $10 for students with ID, and $8 for seniors and children age 10 and under.

Tickets will be sold general admission at the door on the nights of performance or by calling 203-479-2271 for reservations which are recommended. Cash or Check Only.


This production was directed; staged, and designed by Dan Schmidt. Dan is a graduate of Paier College of Art in Hamden, CT (2007) and an East Haven High School alumni himself (2003.) Aside from directing, Dan is responsible for set, prop and costume design. He also performs in several theatre groups including ACT 2 (Albertus Magnus College, New Haven,) Round Table Players (Branford,) and Theatre West (West Haven.) This is his third amazing production as The Drama Director at EHHS.

Musical Direction

Musical Direction by Emily McMinn. Emily has been teaching music in East Haven since 2004 at East Haven High School and East Haven Academy. This is her 9th year being involved in the musical productions at the High School.

Mrs. McMinn enjoys working with the students and watching their progress from beginning to opening night. When not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and playing the viola in Civic Orchestra of New Haven.

'Into the Woods'

The musical intertwines the plots of several Grimm fairy tales and follows them further to explore the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests.

The main characters are taken from the stories of Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, and Cinderella tied together by a story involving a Baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family.

“Into the Woods” touches on relevant high school themes including responsibility, the consequences of individual actions and moral choices, according to those spearheading the production.


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