Stepping Out

LA Stage Co.'s 'Woods' continues

Los Altos Stage Company’s holiday-season musical “Into the Woods” opened last week and is slated to run Thursday through Dec. 23 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Fractured fairy tales of a darker hue provide the context for “Woods,” which deconstructs stories by the Brothers Grimm. The main characters come from the classic fairy tales “Cinderella,” “Rapunzel,” “Jack and the Beanstalk” and “Little Red Riding Hood,” and are tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family. While almost everyone is familiar with the traditional fairy-tale ending of “happily ever after,” “Woods” follows these stories even further to explore the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests.

Created by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, “Woods” debuted on Broadway in 1987 and ran for 764 performances.

Shows are slated 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, along with 3 p.m. Dec. 23. Tickets are $20-$38.

For tickets and more information, call 941-0551 or visit losaltosstage.org.

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