Stepping Out

LA Stage Co. is out of the 'Woods' after Sundays show at Bus Barn


Richard Mayer/Special to the Town Crier
Los Altos Stage Company’s “Into the Woods” wraps up Sunday.

Los Altos Stage Company’s holiday-season musical “Into the Woods” is set to run through Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

What happens after “happily ever after?” Fractured fairy tales of a darker hue provide the context for “Into the Woods,” which deconstructs stories by the Brothers Grimm via “The Twilight Zone.” 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 a more original story involving a baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family.

While everyone is familiar with the traditional fairy-tale ending of “happily ever after,” this musical 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.

Allie Baily directs Los Altos Stage Company’s production. It features a cast of Bus Barn Stage veterans, as well as some new faces, including Steve Allhoff, Caitie Clancey, Juliet Green, Zachary Helfinstein, Stephen Howes, Melissa Jones, Stephen Kanaski, Jordan Kersten, Gary Landis, Brigitte Losey, Judith Miller, David Mister, Dana Cordelia Morgan, Sasha Motalygo, Kori Traina, Samantha Ricci, Anthony Stephens and Allie Townsend.

Performances are scheduled 8 p.m. today through Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $20-$38.

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

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