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Moonlight Stage Productions Opens Its 43rd season with INTO THE WOODS

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Vista, CA (April, 2024) – The 43rd season of Moonlight Stage Productions at the Moonlight Amphitheatre opens with Into the Woods from May 1-18 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and are priced $15-$60. To purchase by phone, call (760) 724-2110 or online at moonlightstage.com.

For the first time in more than 20 years, the Moonlight is bringing Into the Wood’s to Vista.

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

The story 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 cost of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

Into the Woods is an incredible musical. Of course at first you think it’s just about fairytales, but it’s more than that. It’s about the wishes that we make and the consequences that come with those wishes. It’s Sondheim at this best. We’re also excited because we have a new set that’s going to breathe new life into this show and we’re giving a nod to the original show, we have the original costumes from the 1987 production. It’s very exciting.” Steve Glaudini, Director

This will be Moonlight Stage Production’s first show to incorporate their new, 900 panel LED wall.

The Moonlight Production -Steve Glaudini, Director – Elan McMahan, Music Director & Conductor

Larry Raben, Baker • Allison Spratt Pearce, Baker’s Wife • Bets Malone, Witch

Steve Gunderson, Narrator/Mysterious Man • Courtney Blanc, Cinderella

David Burnham, Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince • Brooke Henderson, Little Red Ridinghood

Rashaun Sibley, Jack • Samantha Tullie, Rapunzel • Evan White, Rapunzel’s Prince

Rounding out the creative team: Jennifer Edwards (Lighting Designer), Jordan Gray (Sound Designer), Peter Herman (Hair & Wig Design), Bonnie Durben (Properties Coordinator), and Melissa Bonilla (Stage Manager).

The cast also includes Ellie Barrett Harvey, Laura Bueno, Zane Camacho, Sandy Campell, Carlin Castellano, Alexis Grenier, Amanda Kang, Colden Lamb, Kimberly Moller, Greg Nicholas, Maybelle Shimizu, and EY Washington.

For more information, call (760) 724-2110 or visit moonlightstage.com.


“Into the Woods” May 1-18, 2024 at 8 p.m.

Gates open at 6:30 p.m. for dining and picnicking. Table reservations on the Moonlight Patio are available for $5 per person and includes early entry at 6 p.m.
The Moonlight Amphitheatre is located at 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista.

TICKET INFORMATION – Single tickets are priced $15 – $60 with additional general lawn discounts for seniors, students, and the military.
– Bread and Cheese Eatery returns as The Moonlight’s concessionaire. Audiences may reserve a table for $5 a person on the Moonlight Patio to enjoy items from the Bread and Cheese Eatery menu for an additional purchase. Audiences are also invited to bring their own picnic suppers and non-alcoholic beverages into the Amphitheatre. Outside alcohol is not permitted. A variety of wine and beers will be available for purchase from Bread and Cheese Eatery.

“Into the Woods” – May 1-18 at 8 p.m.

Jimmy Buffet’s ”Escape to Margaritaville” – June 5-22 at 8 p.m.
“School of Rock” – July 10-27 at 8 p.m.

“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” – August 14-31
“Tootsie” – September 11-28 at 7:30 p.m.

    Two-time Grammy award winning Mariachi Divas – May 23 at 7:30 p.m.
  • So Good! The Neil Diamond Experience starring Robert Neary – May 24 at 7:30 p.m.
  • The Sounds of the 60’s Tour: The Drifters, The Platters & The Coasters – May 25 at 7:30 p.m.
  • ABBA-Mania: The Best of ABBA – June 27 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Chicago Nights starring Jason Scheff – June 28 at 7:30 p.m.
  • The Midtown Men: Stars from the Original Broadway Cast of Jersey Boys – June 29 at 7:30 p.m.
  • An Evening with José Feliciano & Tito Puente Jr. and His Orchestra – August 1 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Yesterday & Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience – August 2 at 7:30 p.m.
  • 90’s House Party: Kid ’n Play, Tone Loc, Rob Base, Young MC – August 3 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Like Taylor: A Live Band Journey through the Enchanted Eras of Taylor Swift – October 3 at 7:30 p.m.
  • When Disco was King: Featuring Former Members of the Village People – October 4 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Dead Man’s Party: Oingo Boingo/Danny Elfman Tribute – October 5 at 7:30 p.m.

ABOUT THE MOONLIGHT & MOONLIGHT STAGE PRODUCTIONS … Winner of several San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Awards, including “Best Resident Musical” for 2019’s “West Side Story” and 2017’s “In the Heights,” Moonlight Stage Productions has been named “San Diego’s #1 Outdoor Theatre” by readers of ‘San Diego Magazine.’ Moonlight Stage Productions provides high-caliber Broadway musical theatre in the 1800-person capacity Moonlight Amphitheatre, owned and operated by the City of Vista. Audiences attend from throughout San Diego, Southern Riverside, and Orange Counties, making the Moonlight a regional destination for Broadway musical theatre. The Moonlight’s summer season of Broadway musicals is produced in the picturesque Moonlight Amphitheatre and has been a summertime tradition experienced by more than one million people since the theatre’s founding by Kathy Brombacher in 1981. Throughout the decades, the Amphitheatre has seen numerous transformations, but nothing as dramatic as the total reconstruction of the stage house in 2008-2009. A state-of-the-art venue was revealed with a grand reopening in June 2009, including a modern stage and audience facilities. Since then, the Amphitheatre has extended its entertainment offerings with the addition of concerts and other special events held throughout the year through Moonlight Concert Series and ClubM. Moonlight Stage Productions is the cultural arts program of the City of Vista and is produced in partnership with the Moonlight Cultural Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which supports the programming at The Moonlight year-round in addition to offering youth education programs through Moonlight Youth Theatre.


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