Stockton Performing Arts Program to Present ‘Into the Woods’ in Performing Arts Center April 5-9

For Immediate Release


Contact:         Maryjane Briant
                        News and Media Relations Director
                        Galloway, N.J. 08205
                        (609) 652-4593

Galloway, N.J. - Stockton University’s Arts and Humanities Performing Arts program will present James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” on April 5-9 in the Performing Arts CenterThe show intertwines several Brothers Grimm fairy tales and explores the consequences of each character’s wishes and choices.

Associate Professor of Theatre David Reiser is directing for the first time at Stockton University, but his credits extend to New York. It should come as no surprise that Reiser’s concept for this production is one that highlights the “chaos and creation of [the] theater,” as set designer Venusitano Borromeo describes it.

The audience enters the backstage world of a high school theater. Costumes and props are thrown about, the rafters, catwalk, and lights are exposed, and students go about their normal everyday routine. As the show progresses, the students use the objects around them to create the world of “Into the Woods.”

Actors range from Stockton students including Allana Harrell of Long Branch (as the Witch) and Erica Delbury of Egg Harbor Township (the Baker’s Wife), to members of the community, such as Amy Plantarich of Pomona. Making an hour commute to Stockton for her coveted role of Little Red Riding Hood is Rowan University student Caitlin Ablaza of Glassboro.

“Into the Woods” will be performed in the Performing Arts Center of Stockton University from April 5-8 at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Friday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 9. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors with ID; tickets can be ordered online at or by calling the Box Office at (609)-652-9000. The Box Office is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 90 minutes before each performance.

For patrons with special needs, the Stockton Performing Arts Center offers wheelchair- accessible seating, large-type programs, and listening-assistive devices.  Please identify any needs you may have when making a reservation.

The Stockton Performing Arts Center, the Jersey Shore’s Center for the Arts, is located on the campus of Stockton University, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, just off Jimmie Leeds Road in Galloway, N.J.  Just 12 miles west of Atlantic City, the center is easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway and the Atlantic City Expressway. 

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.