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Broadway hit comes to Queen Margaret College

Join Queen Margaret College for our magical production of Into the Woods this April.

Two QMC students, Eleanor Burns and Brooke Raitt, stand either side of the Into the Woods poster smiling.
Eleanor Burns and Brooke Raitt star in Into the Woods

With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and the book by James Lapine, Into the Woods follows the story of a Baker and his wife who are desperate to have a child and go on an adventure to help their cause. Along the way they meet a variety of beloved fairytale characters, each with their own problem to solve and curse to break.

QMC is one of the first schools in Wellington to put on the spell-binding production featuring over 50 cast members from the College, Scots College, St Patrick’s College and Wellington High School, and over 70 musical numbers.

The show is directed by award winning director, actor and international improviser Patrick Davies, with musical direction by Head of Performing Arts Tim Jenkin and choreography by a team of QMC students.

Year 13 Prefect Eleanor Burns is playing the Witch and is enjoying putting together a large scale production.

“I think this is the biggest production we have ever done,” she says.

“Everything is coming together really well, it’s going to be incredible.”

Year 12 student Brooke Raitt is playing Little Red Riding Hood, a role she is reprising after appearing in the 2017 production of Into the Woods Jr at Victoria University.

She was drawn to the show again due to its “magnitude” and enjoys how enthusiastic her cast mates are.

“Everyone has put 100% into this production. I can’t wait for audiences to see our hard work come to life,” she says.

Eleanor is most looking forward to audiences seeing their favourite fairytale characters meet each other.

“It’s so interesting to see how Sondheim gets the different characters into the woods,” she says.

“The ways characters come together to help each other is really exciting to bring to life. Every character is so different and they all have their own storylines and struggles.

“I think audiences will really enjoy their interactions.”

Into the Woods is running in the College Hall from Wednesday 3 April–Saturday 6 April at 7pm. Tickets cost $21 for adults and $16 concession, plus booking fees. Click here to buy your tickets.

Into the Woods was Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine, with Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick. It is Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance materials are supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.