Musical by the Tokyo International Players

The Tokyo International Players invite you to enjoy their version of the musical Into the Woods, to be performed from May 16th – 19th in Shinjuku. There will be six performances in total. Tickets can be reserved online. Student discounts are available.

Here is the way the play is described at the TIP Web site:

When a baker and his wife learn they’ve been cursed with childlessness by a witch next door, they embark on a quest for special objects required to break the spell. Along the way, they swindle, lie and steal from Cinderella, Little Red Ridinghood, Rapunzel, Jack (the one who climbed the beanstalk) and other characters from Grimms’ fairy tales in order to get their wish. Ultimately wishes are granted for everyone, but the consequences of the actions each character took to get their wishes return to haunt them later, with disastrous results.

EVENT: The musical “Into the Woods”
WHEN: May 16th – 19th
WHERE: Sun-mall Theater in Shinjuku (Click HERE for a map)

The Tokyo International Players (TIP) was founded in 1896. Its members have mainly been made up of talent from the Tokyo foreign community, but Japanese cast members and supporting staff have also played key roles.

The organization, 100% volunteer-run, provides quality English-language entertainment for international audiences. Over its long history, many active members have appeared in professional theatre in Japan and abroad.

TIP is always looking for new on-stage talent, directors, designers, and backstage crew, as well as people to support their various front-of-house, fundraising, and promotional activities. They consider enthusiasm, energy, and a fun-loving nature to be more important than experience.


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