The Carnegie Invites Audiences to Journey INTO THE WOODS


COVINGTON, Ky. (April 26, 2022) – It’s got songs from one of the world’s best-known composers, beloved characters across multiple tales… And now, it’s coming to The Carnegie. Get ready to journey INTO THE WOODS starting in June and running through late August.

Featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and story and dialogue by James Lapine, INTO THE WOODS centers on the tale of a baker and his wife who must eliminate a witch’s curse in order to bear a child. Journeying into the woods, they encounter a cast of colorful characters including Jack (with his beanstalk), Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and of course, the Wolf. What happens when familiar characters find themselves in unfamiliar circumstances against the backdrop of the dark woods? A journey that will help them find out if what they’ve always wished for is what they truly want…

The Carnegie’s production of INTO THE WOODS features everyone’s favorite storybook characters and brings them together for a timeless – and relevant – piece. Fans of the three-time Tony Award-winning production will likely recognize many of its vibrant musical numbers such as “Giants in the Sky,” “No One is Alone” and “Children will Listen.”

INTO THE WOODS is a perfect production to take the stage of The Carnegie this summer,” said The Carnegie’s Theatre Director, Maggie Perrino. “With its classic characters, nuanced storytelling and vibrant musical numbers, the story is as grand and bombastic as it is heartfelt.”

INTO THE WOODS joins The Carnegie’s productions of RENT and GEORGE REMUS as part of The Carnegie’s 2022-23 Summer Season in repertory format. Performances of each production will be offered at specific times throughout the summer to allow guests multiple opportunities to see each show. The 22-23 season will conclude with the family-friendly production of SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN in January.

The Carnegie will host eight performances of INTO THE WOODS on the following dates and times:

  • Saturday, June 18, 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 19, 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 24, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 25, 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, July 22, 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 31, 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 18, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 27, 7:30 p.m.

Content Advisory: Production includes adult themes. Not suitable for young children. 

INTO THE WOODS is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 


Single tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through The Carnegie Box Office at (859) 957-1940 between noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or online at Tickets range from $25-$32 for INTO THE WOODS.

Want to guarantee yourself tickets to some of the best entertainment on either side of the Ohio River? Subscriptions for the Summer Theatre Series are also available for $84 ($81 for Carnegie Members). Subscribers can add the winter family friendly show for $28 or $27 for Carnegie Members. Learn more at 


  • Sarah Pansing – The Witch
  • August Bagg – Jack
  • Jackson Reagin – Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf/Lucinda
  • Sarah Jane Nelson – Baker’s wife
  • Madison Mosley – Little Red/Rapunzel
  • Tyler Martin – Baker
  • Emma Rose Johnson – Cinderella/Granny
  • Jamal Stone – Rapunzel’s Prince/Florinda/Milky White
  • Helen Anneliesa Raymond-Goers – Cinderella’s Mother/Stepmother/The Giant
  • Roger Dumas Jr. – Mysterious Person/Narrator 


  • Director/Choreographer- Katie Johannigman
  • Music Director- Steve Goers
  • Assistant Director/Choreographer- Julia Schick
  • Stage Manager- Carissa Gandenberger
  • Assistant Stage Manager- Michael Hamburg
  • Scenic Designer- Tyler Gabbard
  • Costume Designer- Cat Schmeal Swope
  • Sound Designer- Avery Reynolds
  • Lighting Designer- Kristen Peck
  • Technical Director- Doug Stock
  • Producer- Maggie Perrino
  • Interns- Sophie Reece, Katherine DeBoor, Regan Utrup 

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About The Carnegie
The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, the Otto M. Budig Theatre, and the Eva G. Farris Education Center. More information about The Carnegie is available at or by calling (859) 491-2030.The Carnegie is supported by the generosity of tens of thousands of contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign. The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from the Kentucky Arts Council, City of Covington, Kenton County Fiscal Courts, Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation, the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, and Cincinnati International Wine Festival. 

About The Carnegie Theatre Series
The Carnegie Theatre Series produces professional, innovative stagings of an eclectic range of theatrical works. Striving to unite the greater Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati theatre community through partnerships and collaborations, the series engages and nurtures both emerging and established talent, including working professionals, committed part-time theatre artists, university performing arts students and younger students. The Carnegie Theatre Series productions bring together these forces to provide quality theatre for Northern Kentucky and the Greater Cincinnati area.

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