LAKE PLACID - The Community Theatre Players will perform their 2012 spring musical, "Into the Woods."
Performances will be held at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday.
The performances have music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and are based on the book by James Lapine. Sunny Rozakis is directing the production, with accompaniment by Joey Izzo.
Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Tickets for the matinee performance on May 27 are $14 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.
The cast consists of 20 local performers; Jason Brill, Elizabeth Clark, Leslie Dame, Jessica Deeb, Lisa Keegan, Mark Lawrence, Angel Marvin, Veronica Montes, Michael Monroe, McCayla Quinn, John Joe Reilly, Sunny Rozakis, Rebecca Minster Shuman, Matt Sorensen, Paul Stelmack, Eydon Thomashow, Arthur Volmrich, Kimberly Weems, Megan Winkler and David Woodward.
An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Riding hood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A witch ... who raps? They're all among the cockeyed characters in this fractured fairy tale.
When a baker and his wife learn they've been cursed with childlessness by the witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects required to break the spell, swindling, lying to and stealing from Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack (the one who climbed the beanstalk).
Everyone's wish is granted at the end of act one, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later, with disastrous results. What begins as a lively irreverent fantasy becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility and the stories people tell their children. Some material may not be suitable for young children.
For more information, call 518-523-2512 or visit online www.LakePlacidArts.org.