by Dave Warner

The Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts had a successful weekend with the musical ‘Into the Woods’ which was presented Friday and Saturday night.

Into the Woods is a story that 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.

Eddie Rose was the director, and after the first performance, he said, “I think it went fantastic. There was a great crowd, and everyone seemed to enjoy it very much. The cast was great. It’s a hard show to do, and they came together as a group and made it very, very entertaining, funny, but also moving.”

He went on to say, “I think it’s one of the best shows we’ve seen around here, especially since Covid. It was a blast. I hope the audience enjoyed it as much as I did.”

Mary Ellen McGillan, Executive Director of the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts, stated, “I thought the show was fantastic. I’m impressed with the talent of the performers and the support of the community and this amazing facility.”