Sauk Valley Community College

an institution of higher education that provides quality learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of its students and community

Ticket Information

SVCC Theatre, Woodlawn Arts Academy, and Sterling Centennial Auditorium

proudly present the musical

Into the Woods

in the woods at Hoover Park

July 8 - 12 @ 7 PM

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Book by James Lapine

Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine

Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

Special thank you to our title sponsor: Savant Capital Management

“The cow as white as milk, the cape as red as blood, the hair as yellow as corn, the slipper as pure as gold.”

We know the classic stories: an adventure that begins with a shoe or a beanstalk, some crazy hair or a cape. While Into the Woods tells the story of these beloved fairy tale characters, what we know may not be the whole story. Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, and Little Red Riding Hood collide with a new fairy tale about a Baker and his wife in a musical that explores the true meaning of happily ever after.  These characters must face their deepest fears as they fight their way through the woods. When witches, wolves, and giants are not the worst things to be encountered, sometimes we must be careful what we wish for and sometimes we must dare to wish again. “Witches can be right, giants can be good” and the classic stories we tell may contain lessons we never realized before.

Shakespeare In the Park

This summer Shakespeare in the Park broadens its horizons with the presentation of the musical Into the Woods. While Shakespeare will always be the heart of this summer event, our hope is to include other classic works into our repertoire as we strive to provide the Sauk Valley area with quality, entertaining, and culturally enriching theatrical experiences.

Join us as we celebrate the anniversaries of 3 organizations that have created educational opportunities and theatre experiences for the Sauk Valley area:

Sauk Valley Community College celebrates 50 years
The Sterling Schools Foundation celebrates 25 years
Woodlawn Arts Academy celebrates 10 years

Production Team


Music Director

Costume Designers

Set Designer

Prop Designer/Set Dresser

Sound and Lighting Engineer

Stage Manager

Anna K. Kurtz

Kevin O’Keefe

Faith Morrison and Ashley Frye

Chuck Price

Kaitlin Haley

Ian Wankerl

Zachary Lawson

Shakespearience camp:

Join us July 10 for Shakespearience! A special presentation of Shakespeare scenes from local youth talent. The scenes will be developed in two week camps and will be performed on the Shakespeare in the Park stage at 6 PM. Contact Woodlawn Arts Academy to register or contact for more information.



Tickets for the Shakespeare in the Park are FREE! Chairs are not available. Audiences are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Audiences may also bring food and drinks including adult beverages. Please check the SVCC Facebook page or this web page for possible rain changes.