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Wheaton Drama goes 'Into the Woods' with new production

Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 9:00 a.m. CDT

WHEATON – A Tony Award-winning musical comes to Wheaton this Friday as Wheaton Drama begins its run of "Into the Woods."

Starting May 17 and running through June 9, the musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine is a new take on some old fairy tales – including Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel – and what happens when you get what you wish for.

The all-volunteer cast is lead by director Craig Gustafson and stars Clarissa Yearman (Chicago) as Cinderella, David Lynn (Aurora) as Jack and Michael R. Sitrick (Lombard) and Sara Malloy (Winfield) as the Baker and Baker's Wife. Wheaton residents Jean Austin and Jerry Dudgeon perform as Cinderella's Mother/Grandmother/Giant and Narrator/Mysterious man, respectively.

Shows are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m., and tickets are $21 each except for Thursday shows, which are $18.

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