By Valerie Watts
November 3, 2017 (El Cajon) - Are you ready to see all your favorite fair tales mixed together, stood on end, and performed by an enthusiastic high school performing troupe? Granite Hills High School Theater is presenting the Broadway version of "Into the Woods" at 1719 E. Madison Ave., El Cajon. Performance dates are November 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. with additional matinee showings at 1 p.m. on the 11th and 18th. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger. For more information, message 619-655-1213.
"Into the Woods" was first performed here at the Old Globe in 1986 before it went on to Broadway in 1987. With music and lyrics by the unparalleled Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine, it was a huge hit and won several Tony awards. At times funny and touching, the story is a mash-up of favorite fairy tales and familiar characters, such as Jack (and the Beanstalk), Rapunzel, Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood. In the first act you think you know the story, but the second act reminds us that life is full of surprises and things don't always turn out the way you had planned.