'Into the Woods' coming to Lied Center

'Into the Woods' coming to Lied Center

Cutline: The Tony-winning musical “Into the Woods” is coming to the Lied Center for Performing Arts for two performances Feb. 16 and 17.
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“Into the Woods” will be at the Lied Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 and 17.

New York City’s Fiasco Theater will bring the Tony-winning musical “Into the Woods” to the Lied Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 and 17.

The musical, featuring dazzling songs such as “Children Will Listen” and “No One Is Alone,” explores the power of wishes and what really happens after they come true.

The performances are part of the Lied Center’s Glenn Korff Broadway Series. Tickets are available here, by phone at 402-472-4747 or at the box office, 301 N. 12th St. Students can purchase tickets at a 50 percent discount with a valid NCard.

This new production features versatile actors 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. The ensemble also includes Lincoln native Kate Moore.

“The key element in every Fiasco show is the sense of ensemble that the audience sees on stage,” said Ben Steinfeld, co-director of the production and co-artistic director of Fiasco Theater. “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.”

“Into the Woods” is presented by the Dodgers -- the Tony-winning producers of the original “Into the Woods” and its revival, “Jersey Boys” and “Matilda” -- and NETworks Presentations. 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.

The Lied Center performances are supported by the Glenn Korff Broadway Endowment, Liberty First Credit Union and the Ruth Amen Endowment.