Onto the Stage and Into the Woods


Addison Green, Staff Writer

Catharine Rademacher, director and sponsor of Theater South Production, “Into the Woods,” says, “I didn’t really even want to put on this show.” Rademacher was specifically hesitant about this production because of the extremely difficult vocals and technical side of the show. 

After the push of many of her students, specifically “one of [her] favorite people,” senior Jacob Wilson’s input, she agreed to do “Into The Woods.” Radamacher also felt reassured with the help of her music composer, who has had previous experience studying the original composer of the musical, Stephen Sondheim. 

“Into The Woods” is a mash of many Disney fairytales, however, Rademacher clarified that this 2.5-hour “Into the Woods” show is quite different from Disney’s movie. The South production highlights more comedic values of the show including slapstick comedy, while the Disney version seems to be more dark and melancholy. “I think that Sondheim meant for it to be a funnier play,” Rademacher said.

Rademacher has created a cast of solid actors, prepared and excited to conquer this daunting production. “All people watching are in for a big surprise,” Rademacher said. 

Tickets are available for online purchase through the link here, or on the South homepage for March 25 at 2 p.m., March 25 at 7 p.m., and March 26 at 2 p.m. performances.