Alabama School of the Arts MainStage Musical Presents Charming Production of ‘Into the Woods’ April 5-7

Amber Kelley News

MOBILE, Ala. – Alabama School of the Arts at University of Mobile will present the Tony Award-winning musical “Into the Woods,” with characters that will delight both children and adults.

The MainStage Musical event will be held at 7 p.m. on April 5 and 6. A matinee performance begins at 2 p.m. on April 7. The Alabama School of the Arts (ASOTA) production will be held at the Saraland Performing Arts Center at Saraland High School, 1115 Industrial Parkway, Saraland, Alabama, 36571.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at For information, contact the ASOTA box office at 251.442.2383.

Dr. Bruce Earnest, professor of musical theatre in the Alabama School of the Arts, is the director for “Into the Woods.” Earnest also serves as assistant vice president for academic affairs and dean for the Alabama College for Professional and Continuing Studies.

“’Into The Woods’ is considered a paradigm-changing musical by Stephen Sondheim,” Earnest said. “The structure of this Tony Award-winning musical introduced many musical theatre vocal styles that had not yet been heard on Broadway, including rap.”

“Into the Woods” is a story of a childless baker and his wife’s attempt to lift their family curse by journeying into the woods, where they meet Rapunzel, Cinderella, Jack, Little Red Riding Hood and other classic fairy tale characters. As the story continues, the characters all must learn the responsibility that comes with getting what you want.

“It is a fun, mythical experience for the whole family,” Earnest said.

University of Mobile offers a variety of performing arts degrees in the Alabama School of the Arts. For more information, visit or call 251.442.2222.


About University of Mobile

University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in over 90 areas of study. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

For more information about University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.eduor call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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Amber Kelley

Amber Kelley is the marketing communications specialist for University of Mobile. Amber received her Bachelor of Science in Communication from UM. As marketing communications specialist, Amber writes press releases and other content for UM. She is passionate about serving in her youth group at Redemption Church. She enjoys spending time outside, reading a good book and watching romantic comedies on Netflix.