Into the Woods, Jr.!

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August 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for Merit’s very first fully-staged musical theater production of Into the Woods, Jr.!

Reserved seats required.
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Into the Woods JR. is an adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Tony award-winning musical comedy that twists familiar Brothers Grimm fairy tales into a brand-new story and is perfect for the whole family.

Under the direction of A.J. Wester (stage director) and Julian Chin (music director), the cast is comprised of students in grades 7 – 12 from Merit’s prestigious Alice S. Pfaelzer Tuition-free Conservatory Solo Voice program, Merit’s Summer Voice Camps, and students of Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts).

Into the Woods JR. is based on the book by James Lapine and Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Merit’s production includes Set Design by Milo Bue and Lighting Design by Cat Wilson.


The house opens at 6:45 PM on Saturday. Seating is first come, first serve. Unclaimed tickets will be released 5 minutes before the show begins. No flash photography or recording of any kind is permitted.

Parking is not available in the Merit lot. Please refer to this Google Map ( for a list of West Loop public parking options and note that some options may be unavailable.


Special thanks to Caerus Foundation, Inc., a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and Shure Incorporated for their generous support of this production.
Into the Woods, JR. is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


Merit School of Music, Joy Faith Knapp Music Center
38 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607-2628 United States
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