Into the Woods (2022)

The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make.

Into the Woods (2022)




The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make.


This licensed orchestration is an amalgamation of several first class productions including the Original Broadway production in 1987, the West End production in 1990, and the US National Tour in 2002. This show was slightly revised for the secondary licensing market in 2009. MTI recently updated and cleaned up the orchestration in 2022 so our programming reflects these changes although this is not a new orchestration. If you are using the older version for any reason, please let us know in the customer comments section on the order form.

This show is orchestrated to be stick conducted from the podium and has two keyboard players with only the synth book having MainStage programming and patches.

Keyboard 1 requires an extremely proficient and advanced pianist to play who is familiar with the show.

The Synth book (listed as Key 2 in the form below) is not nearly as technical and an advanced high school pianist could easily navigate this book. There are approximately 70 patches in this book which consists of  harp, celeste, electric piano, strings, and lots of sound effects to name a few.


Keyboard Programmer: Kevin Roland


Music by: Stephen Sondheim
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Music orchestrated by: Jonathan Tunick
Musical Director: Paul Gemignani

Conducted by Paul Gemignani
Associate Conductor: Annbritt duChateau
Assistant Conductor: Mark Mitchell
Concert Mistress: Marilyn Reynolds
Piano/Keyboard: Annbritt duChateau
Keyboard 2/Synth: Mark Mitchell
Violin 1: Marilyn Reynolds
Violin 2: Mineko Yajima
Viola 1: Richard Brice
Viola 2: Shelley Holland-Moritz
Cello: Deborah Assael-Migliore
Bass: John Beal
Flute: Les Scott
Clarinet: Amy Zoloto
Bassoon: John Campo
French Horn 1: Ron Sell
French Horn 2: Nancy Billmann
Trumpet: Dominic Derasse
Percussion: Paul Pizzuti



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 consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disaster.


MTI Access Code

If you have obtained the performance rights for this show, please enter the Access Code provided to your organization by MTI to automatically verify your license and proceed to payment. If you do not have this Access Code or have not yet obtained the rights, you can still proceed by choosing your programming and filling out the short form below. You will have an opportunity to upload your contract or have us manually verify your license prior to payment. Once that process is complete, you will receive an email with an invoice and link for payment before receiving download instructions for the programming.

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Our keyboard patches require the industry standard MainStage 3® application available only in the Apple App Store. This is only available for Mac computers running MacOS. MainStage® is NOT available for Mac iOS devices such as the iPad. We apologize that our programming is not available for Windows users at this time.

  • Select EACH part/book you would like to license programming for.
  • Each book selected requires a separate computer running MainStage 3®.
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