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Venture back into the woods with the Tony Award®-winning musical classic mounted with boundless imagination by New York’s Fiasco Theater. Including dazzling songs like “Children Will Listen” and “No One Is Alone,” this extraordinary musical explores the power of wishes and what really happens after they come true.

The Lied Center will present two performances of “Into the Woods” as part of the Glenn Korff Broadway Series Feb. 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at LiedCenter.org, by phone at 402-472-4747 or at the Lied Center box office, 301 N. 12th St. Students can purchase tickets at a 50 percent discount with a valid NCard.

This celebrated new production of the Tony Award®–winning musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine features versatile actor/musicians who will sing, act and play instruments, including Evan Harrington as Baker, Anthony Chatmon II as Lucinda/Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince, Fred Rose as Mysterious Man, Darick Pead as Milky White/Florinda/Rapunzel’s Prince, Bonne Kramer as Cinderella’s Stepmother/Jack’s Mother, Laurie Veldheer as Cinderella/Granny, Stephanie Umoh as Witch, Philippe Arroyo as Jack/Steward, Eleasha Gamble as Baker’s Wife, and Lisa Helmi Johanson as Little Red Riding Hood/Rapunzel, with Joshua Archer, Javier Ignacio, Lincoln, NE native Kate Moore, Evan Rees and Alanna Saunders. Ben Steinfeld, co-director of this production and co-artistic director of Fiasco Theater, had this to say about the celebrated ensemble company: “The key element in every Fiasco show is the sense of ensemble that the audience sees on stage. What you’re seeing is not a group of individuals, but an actual group—like seeing a band or a choir. We’re really listening, breathing, and thinking together.”

The acclaimed Fiasco Theater production of “Into the Woods” is presented by the Dodgers (the Tony Award®–winning producers of the original “Into the Woods” with Bernadette Peters, and of its revival with Vanessa Williams, “Jersey Boys,” “Matilda”), along with NETworks Presentations (the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “South Pacific,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “War Horse”). Unanimously revered and extended twice at Roundabout Theatre Company, “Into the Woods” became New York’s surprise hit of the 2015 season, followed by a celebrated engagement at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London.

This production is directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, with Scenic Design by Derek McLane, Costume Design by Whitney Locher, Lighting Design by Christopher Akerlind, Sound Design by Darron L West and Charles Coes, Orchestrations by Frank Galgano and Matt Castle, Music Supervision by Matt Castle and Choreography by Lisa Shriver.

The Lied Center’s performances of “Into the Woods” are generously supported by the Glenn Korff Broadway Endowment, Liberty First Credit Union and the Ruth Amen Endowment.