Into The Woods
by Mary Moody Northen Theatre

Apr. 11 - Apr. 21

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic.

The story follows a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. The Tony-Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

Filled with exquisite music and brilliant lyrics by the legendary Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine, Into the Woods explores what happens when wishes come true and delves into the complexities of life beyond “happily ever after.”  Directed by Jenny Lavery and music directed by Susan Finnigan this captivating production will enchant and delight! 


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The cast spotlights students from the Department of Performing Arts and features guest Equity artists Nyla Watson as the Witch and Martin Burke as the Narrator/Mysterious Man.
Ms. Watson is a New York-based actor, concert artist and acting coach. She is known for her roles in Broadway's Waitress, which was recently filmed and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and for roles in the B'way National Tours of Hadestown, Wicked, and The Color Purple.
Mr. Burke is known to central Texas audiences for his many memorable performances at Zach Theatre including The Santaland Diaries and The Drowsy Chaperone. He has earned the title of Austin's "Best Actor" three times in the Austin Chronicle Readers' Poll.


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The complete company includes St. Edward’s students Juan Diego Chaparro as the Baker, Lillian Harlow as the Baker’s Wife, Grace Coldicott as Cinderella, Rafael De La Cruz as Jack, Elsa Sanchez-Tolentino as Little Red Ridinghood, Conor Tompkins as Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince, Brielle North as Rapunzel, Che Greeno as Rapunzel’s Prince, Bella Khazzoun as Granny, Marie Ritchie as Jack’s Mother, Gabrielle Caumon as Milky-White, Tyler Donovan as Steward, Kiley Gaddis as Cinderella’s Stepmother, Annika Roberts as Cinderella’s Mother, Xander Bauder as Cinderella’s Father, Reagan Jones as Lucinda, and Genesis Heiser as Florinda.
The creative team includes Jenny Lavery (Director), Susan Finnigan (Music Director), Taylor Rainbolt (Choreographer), Donna Coughlin (Scenic Design), Ismael Soto (Properties Design), Kathryn Eader (Lighting Design), Zia Fox (Sound Design), Susan Branch Towne (Costume Design), Caroline Reck (Puppet Design), Tara Cooper (Hair and Makeup Design) and Robert Tolaro (Production Stage Manager).

“Once Upon a Time” Book Drive
During the run of this production the Theater for Social Change class at St. Edward’s will hold a Book Drive in the MMNT lobby. Audience members wishing to participate may bring a children's book to the lobby prior to the show. Donations will benefit four different organizations - BookSpring, Book Drive for Kids, Recycled Reads Bookstore, and Inside Books Project. The St. Ed’s students hope this kind of community engagement will become a regular part of art making and hope to create an impact on our city beyond the stage.

About Mary Moody Northen Theatre

Mary Moody Northen Theatre operates as a professional theater and stands at the center of the St. Edward’s University Department of Performing Arts theater training program. MMNT productions allow students to discover their voices as performers, producers, and storytellers while working alongside professional actors, directors and designers. MMNT is the only undergraduate program in the United States that offers a full season of performances in agreement with the Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), the union of professional actors and stage managers. For 51 seasons MMNT has presented outstanding productions that have enriched and engaged theAustin community and beyond.  


About the Department of Performing Arts

The St. Edward’s University Department of Performing Arts provides emerging artists a well-rounded foundation to become global leaders in the industry. In collaboration with the Mary Moody Northen Theatre, we provide rigorous training, mentorship, and practical experience in all facets of performing arts to create a more ethical and inclusive art form.

About St. Edward’s University

St. Edward’s University is a private,liberal arts college in the Catholic, Holy Cross tradition with approximately 3,600 students. Located in Austin, Texas, it is one of the top universities in Texas and offers more than 55 undergraduate and 8 graduate programs, including MBA programs and a master’s degree in counseling. With a network of partner universities around the world, St. Edward’s is a diverse community with educational opportunities designed to inspire students to cultivate a global perspective. St. Edward’s has been recognized for20 consecutive years as one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News &World Report. In the 2022-2023 Best Colleges rankings, St. Edward’s remains in the list of top 10 Best Regional Universities in the West for the 4th consecutive year. For more information on St. Edward’s, visit

Into The Woods
by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine
Mary Moody Northen Theatre

April 11 - April 21, 2024
Mary Moody Northen Theatre, St. Edward's University
3001 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX, 78704

Adult single tickets are $30, educator/seniors are $24, and student tickets are$15.  Tickets are available by calling the MMNT Box Officeat 512-448-8484 or at

Show Dates and Times

All performances will be held at the Mary Moody Northen Theatre on the St.Edward’s University campus, 3001 S. Congress Ave, Austin, TX. Parking is free.