Cast Photos by Suzanne Cordeiro: INTO THE WOODS, Zach Theatre (on the People's Plaza), September 29 - October 7, 2021

(photos by Suzanne Cordeiro)


“We are excited to welcome audiences back to ZACH Theatre outdoors on the plaza for our very first ZACH360 experience, where the audience is seated in the middle of the action as it comes to life around them using the architecture and natural environment of our park setting,” said Producing Artistic Director Dave Steakley. “We are treating ACT I like 2019 when fairytales still seemed possible, and ACT II like 2020, where multiple Giants - the pandemic, racial inequity, protests, a contested election, and vaccines - are waiting in the woods to be wrestled with. This unique, contemporary approach is designed specifically for Austin, to speak in this moment to the idea of community, our perseverance through life-altering challenges, and the glimmer of light peeking through looking toward tomorrow.”

Casting includes NOVA PAYTON (Come Together: Beatles Redux) as Witch; JAMIE GOODWIN (Present Laughter, Sunday in the Park) as Narrator/Mysterious Man/Cinderella’s Father; SHELBY ACOSTA as Cinderella; ETHAN ROGERS as Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince; PAUL SANCHEZ (A Christmas Carol, Matilda the Musical) as Baker; OLIVIA CLARI NICE (Once) as Baker’s Wife; JUNE JULIAN as Jack’s Mother; JUSTINE GRACE as Little Red Riding Hood; NICOLAS GARZA as Rapunzel’s Price/Florinda; LANGSTON LEE as Jack; JESSICA O’BRIEN as Rapunzel; DAISY WRIGHT as Steward/Lucinda; RACHEL PALLANTE (Esther’s Follies) as Grandmother/Cinderella’s Stepmother; and THERESA MEDINA as Cinderella’s Mother.

Into the Woods is directed by DAVE STEAKLEY with musical direction by ALLEN ROBERTSON. SANDRA LOPEZ is the scenic and properties designer with STEPHANIE BUSING as video designer; BOBBY MOFFETT as costume designer; and SERRET JENSEN as hair and makeup designer. AUSTIN BROWN is the lighting designer with BRYDON LIDLE as assistant lighting designer; CRAIG BROCK as the sound designer; and CATHERINE ANNE TUCKER as the production stage manager.


Into The Woods
by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine
Zach Theatre

September 29 - November 07, 2021
Zach Theatre
1510 Toomey Road
Austin, TX, 78704

September 29, 2021 - November 9, 2021 on the People's Plaza. at Zach.Theatre

Tickets $28 to $72, available online HERE

ZACH’s box office – 512-476-0541 x2


Special Events in celebration of Into the Woods:

  • Champagne Opening and Press Night – Thursday, October 7, 2021
  • ASL Interpreted available upon request through the Box Office. Please give 24 hours’ notice.


Tickets are available online at, by phone at 512-476-0541 Monday through Friday, 12–5 p.m. Free, short term and convenient parking available at the front entrance. ZACH Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Student Rush Tickets are $18 one hour before show time (with valid ID). A limited amount of Pay–What–You–Will tickets are available the day of for Mainstage preview performances only. Groups of 8 or more may request reservations by calling 512-476-0594 x3 or by emailing



ZACH XP memberships are $39 a month and give access to all Mainstage and Family series shows, including Into the Woods, Sept. 27 to Nov. 7; A Christmas Carol, Nov. 17 to Jan. 2; The Cat in the Hat, Jan. 25 to March 27; The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, Feb. 16 to March 6; Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, March 29 to May 13; Reunion ’85, April 13 to May 8; and The Sound of Music, June 15 to July 24. Visit to learn more.

Age recommendation: Thirteen and up.

Run time: Two hours and forty minutes including one twenty-minute intermission.


A negative COVID-19 test result must be obtained within 72 hours (3 days) of the show date. Both molecular (PCR) and antigen (rapid) tests will be accepted. In lieu of a negative test, patrons may volunteer proof of vaccination. Negative COVID-19 test, or proof of vaccination will checked upon entry to ZACH’s campus. The following forms of proof of vaccination will be accepted: 

Physical vaccination card

Verified App (CLEAR Health Pass, My Bindle)

A photo of a physical vaccination card

Final vaccine must be dated at least 14 days prior to show date.