Into the Woods Jr. Musical Theatre Program

Program: September 14, 2024 - March 15, 2025
Performance: March 27 - 30, 2025 at Pal Studio Theatre

Grade 8 to 12 students will work as actors learning the fundamentals of musical theatre drama through weekly classes before performing six public performances. Each performance is a one-hour full-stage musical theatre production of Into the Woods Jr. Classes in Vancouver and Richmond.


"Into the Woods Jr." is a streamlined adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical for young audiences, combining Grimm fairy tales into a narrative about a Baker and his Wife breaking a curse to start a family. They need four magical items, leading them to encounter characters like Cinderella, Jack, Little Red Riding Hood, and Rapunzel. Each character's journey explores the themes of wishes, consequences, and community. This version simplifies darker elements and narratives to focus on moral lessons and the interconnectedness of desires, making it an engaging and educational experience for younger participants and viewers.


Into the Woods JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI

Book by James Lapine
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Based on classic fairy tales

Age requirement

Grade 8 to12 

program VENUE

Richmond: 145-11780 River Rd


Pal Studio Theatre, 581 Cardero Street, Vancouver




What Parents are Saying about CTORA Academy


Our family has been blown away by the high-quality programs at CTORA Academy. The production value, the talent of the young actors, and the selection of shows are all outstanding. It's clear there's a real dedication to not just teaching theatre but also showcasing it at its best. Every program we've attended has been touching, fun, and a high-level performance that truly captivates the audience. Strongly recommended.


CTORA's learning environment is incredibly friendly and inclusive, making my child feel accepted and valued. I recommend it to any parent.


CTROA is a wonderful organization that encourages children to be creative. My daughter auditioned for a production, with no prior musical theatre experience. I love the fact that children don’t need a professional resume or headshot to be considered. We have been involved in three productions and enjoying every aspect of the company. My daughter has grown as an actor and can’t wait to attend practices. She is looking forward to being a part of next production.


I would highly recommend CTORA for any child. Not only are the shows very high in caliber with incredible production / directing / choreography teams, but CTORA fosters a sense of community and family among the parents and children. My daughter has made some life long friendships while developing her confidence and skills on stage. We are grateful for the opportunities provided and my daughter looks forward to the possibility of being on stage again with this amazing company!



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