Chicago’s Catherine Cook School goes ‘Into the Woods’ to support arts programming


Do you love Sondheim? Are you a supporter of arts in schools?

If you’ve said “yes” to either of these questions, then you should check out this three-night only benefit performance of Into the Woods, featuring a cast of professional actors who are joining forces to put on this beloved family musical for a great cause. Tickets are only $10, and all proceeds go to support the Catherine Cook School‘s performing arts program.

More information in the full press release, below:

The Guerilla Project is bringing Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-Winning musical Into the Woods to Chicago for three performances only! Inspired by the timeless tales of the Brothers Grimm, Into the Woods tells the story of a Baker and his Wife who journey into the woods on a quest to lift a witch’s curse. On the way they cross paths with Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Cinderella and a menagerie of other fairy tale characters. They each pursue individual wishes until their stories become entangled in unexpected ways — revealing what happens after “happily ever after.” The Catherine Cook School is hosting The Guerilla Project and all proceeds will be donated to the Catherine Cook School Performing Arts Program. The Children’s Matinee is an abridged version of the musical and offers the perfect opportunity to bring youngsters. Children will also have an opportunity to meet the cast after the matinée.

The Guerilla Project brings together eclectic and multi-talented artistes from across the country for this one-week collaboration. The Guerilla Project is an enterprise of The Miscreants Cabaret, a San Francisco-based performance troupe. The Guerilla Project embraces the creative inertia of time, energy, and imagination to impel originality and inspiration.

The Catherine Cook School inspires children for life in a nurturing learning environment focused on the formative years of preschool through eighth grade. Thoughtful teachers engage children in challenging, project-based learning experiences, supported by our innovative technology. The school’s focus on social development and encouraging personal excellence fosters a community of motivated learners. The result is a confident and ethical young person ready to succeed in high school and beyond.

INTO THE WOODS
Children’s Matinee (Presenting Act 1 only), Friday June 24th, 2:00 p.m.
Friday June 24th, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 25th, 7:30 p.m.
The Catherine Cook School
226 West Schiller Street, Chicago IL 60610
Children’s Matinee: $10 children/$15 adult/$40 family pass
All other shows: $20 general admission/$50 family pass
Tickets may be purchased at catherinecookschool.org/intothewoods or at the door.
Wine and other refreshments will be served; donations are welcome.

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