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Into the Woods

“Be careful what you wish for” seems to be the ongoing theme in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Brothers Grimm inspired musical, Into the Woods.

The story follows The Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to go the King’s Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give some milk. When the Baker and his wife are visited by the neighborhood witch, who reveals to them that she placed a curse on their family, the two set off on a journey into the woods to reverse the curse.

Also in the woods, we meet: Little Red, who is trying to visit her grandmother; the Wolf who loves tasty little girls; the Witch’s daughter Rapunzel; and the Princes chasing after their loves. By the end of Act I, everyone has gotten their wish and will seemingly live happily ever after.

But in Act II, when Jack’s beanstalk brings them a visit from an angry Giant, we see how the consequences of their actions haunt them in disastrous ways.

Featuring familiar storybook characters in life-altering adult situations, this multiple Tony Award-winning musical is at once a timeless, relevant and touching modern classic.

Into the Woods is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. All performance materials are supplied by MTI.

February 4 - March 5, 2023

7:30 PM – Feb 24, 25; Mar 2, 3, 4
2:00 PM – Feb 25, 26; Mar 4, 5

Capitol Theatre
20 Queen St.
Port Hope

This production is made possible through the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation

The Capitol Theatre


The Capitol Theatre is located in downtown Port Hope, right beside Memorial Park.


20 Queen St.
Port Hope, ON
L1A 3Z4

Getting Here

Parking is available in public lots behind the theatre and town hall (off Elias St.).

Street parking is available around the theatre.