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Final Weekend of “Into the Woods” at Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater

The Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater’s production of the musical “Into the Woods” will have its final performances at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16.  Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for 65+ seniors and military, and $10 for students. Group rate is $17 per ticket with advance purchase of ten or more at same time, and are available by contacting the box office.  Tickets can be purchased in-person or by  telephone with credit card or cash noon-6pm pm Monday through Friday through the theater’s administrative offices in the theater’s second floor (enter on Fourth Street side), or by calling the Civic Center at 910-738-4339. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. Theater lobby box office opens for ticket sales one hour prior to performance.

In this popular, dark musical, James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching. Directed by the theater’s resident artist, Kendrix Singletary.

The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. One of Sondheim’s most popular works, Into the Woods is a musically sophisticated show with the opportunity to feature actors adept at dark comedy. Designers will especially enjoy highlighting the fantastical elements of this magical word.

The Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater is a beautifully-restored treasure listed on the National Register of Historic Places that offers visitors a unique and visually stunning experience. The theater is located at 315 North Chestnut Street in the heart of downtown Lumberton.  First opened in 1928 as a vaudeville and silent film house, the theater offers a wide array of programming including live touring performances, original productions, art exhibits, films, special events and rentals. For more information visit www.carolinaciviccenter.com

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