Youth to stage musical in Findlay

FINDLAY – Youtheatre’s family-friendly production of the musical “Into the Woods Jr.” and the premiere of the one-act play, “Witch Power Forever,” are to be offered at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Great Room at First Presbyterian Church, 2330 S. Main St., Findlay.

“Into the Woods Jr.” involves many legendary characters. Cinderella wishes to go to the Prince’s ball, but her evil stepsisters and stepmother are doing everything they can to prevent her from doing this. Jack wishes for a better life, and his mom wishes for more money. Thus, Jack must sell his beloved cow. The baker and his wife are childless and want a child. The witch next door tells them she placed a spell on their house, preventing them from giving birth unless they make a potion with special ingredients. All four go into the woods to fulfill their wishes.

“Witch Power Forever” is a one-act play written by Findlay playwright Jim Toth. Believing witches to be only capable of evil, the faeries start trying to take away the witches’ power. As a result, the witches scramble to find the “sweetest” witch, Brenda, who can perform a good deed so the witches can get back in everyone’s good graces and keep their power.

More than 50 Youtheatre students in grades 6-12 are involved in the on-stage cast and technical crew. The students represent 11 area schools and home schools.

Advance tickets are on sale at $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for students. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $12, based upon availability.

For tickets, call (419) 422-4624 between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.