Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre,

The Mountain Play, the San Francisco Bay Area’s most magical outdoor theater experience, is proud to present Into the Woods for its 110th Season, May 21 through June 18. Directed and Choreographed by Nicole Helfer, and Music Direction by Daniel Alley, Into the Woods takes you on a journey with everyone’s favorite characters from the Brothers Grimm fairy tales, as they navigate the woods in search of wishes fulfilled. This one-of-a-kind mountaintop event is enjoyed by audiences of all ages. 

“We are delighted to be on the mountain once again for our 110th season, and appreciative of all the continued support from our community,” said Eileen Grady, Executive Director and Artistic Producer of the Mountain Play Association. “As we navigate the changing landscape of the arts in this new world complicated by the pandemic, it brings us so much joy to present this musical and to inspire our audience to believe in the power of storytelling.” 

The story follows a Baker (Kevin Singer) and his wife (Melissa Wolfklain), who wish to have a child; Cinderella (Samantha Cardenas), who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack (Chachi Delgado), 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 with surprising and haunting consequences. One of Sondheim’s most popular works, INTO THE WOODS is a musically sophisticated show with an unforgettable score featuring “No One is Alone,” “Children Will Listen,” and “Giants in the Sky.” 

Additional cast members includes Ilan Casian-Issenberg (Narrator), Grace Margaret Craig (Snow White), Jane Harrington (Cinderella’s Stepmother), Phillip Harris (Cinderella’s Prince), Luke Hichman (Milky White),  Lily Jackson (Giant/Sleeping Beauty), Alexis Lane Jensen (Cinderella’s Mother/Granny), Celeste Kamiya (Little Red Riding Hood), Max Kligman (Woodsman), Shayla Lawler (Rapunzel), Sean O’Brien (Mysterious Man), Christopher Sotelo (Rapunzel’s Prince), Gwen Tessman (Lucinda), Eiko Yamamoto (Jack’s Mother), and Amy Zanco (Florinda). 

The musical premiered on Broadway in 1988 and won three major Tony Awards for Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress in a Musical. It has since been produced many times and was adapted into a Disney live action film with Meryl Streep. Into the Woods‘ creative team includes Nicole Helfer (Director/Choreographer), Daniel Alley (Musical Director), Amie Schow (Costume Designer), and Andrea Bechert (Scenic Design). 

Into the Woods runs Sundays, May 21, May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18, as well as Saturday, June 10. June 10 and June 11 performances will be ASL interpreted. All shows start at 2pm. Park opens at 9am.

Daily pre-show entertainment featuring local artists begins at 12:30p.m.

Tickets: General Seating tickets range from $25-$50 online. Group discounts are available online for 10-24 people, call 415-383-1100 for 25 or above. General seating Youth Ages 4-25 come free on Opening Day May 21 – select a free ticket online. Early Bird Discount until March 31 – receive $5 off each General Seating Adult and Senior Ticket. Visit for accessibility information.

Reserved Seating provides four levels of special packages including premium cushioned seating in both the shade and the sun. 

  • Reserved levels are Club Circle (sun) – $70-$80

  • James Dunn Sun Circle (sun)  – $70-$85

  • Director Circle (shade) – $95-$125

  • Patron Circle (shade) with Dining in the Woods (Sundays only) – a gourmet lunch prepared by Debbie Ghiringhelli Catering, served with fine wines and seated in a peaceful madrone grove, includes a VIP parking pass with the purchase of four Patron Circle tickets – $120-$190

  • Food (BBQ, snacks, wine, beer, and other beverages) will be available for purchase on-site

The Mountain Play updates all COVID protocols based on current local, state, federal, and CDC Guidelines and may continue to change at any time.  For last-minute performance updates, please visit before leaving your home on the day of the show. 

Where: Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre is located in Mount Tamalpais State Park on Highway 1 in Marin County, CA. Parking on the mountain is limited, patrons are encouraged to hike, bike, carpool (purchase reserved parking in the Air Force lot on top of Mt. Tamalpais – $40 online, $50 day of) or use our shuttle ($10 adult/$5 youth) to the venue from the free parking lots at Tamalpais High School or the Manzanita Park & Ride. Youth up to age 25 ride our shuttle for free on opening day May 21. Visit the Mountain Play website to plan your visit. 


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