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The Wickedly Talented Women Who Took On the Role of Stephen Sondheim's Witch in Into the Woods

Updated: Feb 4, 2022

L to R: Hannah Waddingham, Julia McKenzie, Bernadette Peters, Patina Miller, Phylicia Rashad, Vanessa Williams, Cleo Laine, Donna Murphy, Beverly Klein

The role of the Witch in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods is one of the most beloved characters in musical theater history. Check out some of the wickedly talented actresses who have taken on this iconic role.

Into the Woods is set to play at the Rose Center Theater February 18 through March 6

Book by: James Lapine

Music & Lyrics by: Stephen Sondheim

Directed by: Tim Nelson

Production Design by: Chris Caputo

Choreographed by: Jennifer Simpson-Matthews

Location Rose Center Theater 14140 All American Way Westminster, Ca 92683

Show Dates and Times

Fridays February 18, 25, and March 4 at 7:30 P.M.

* Saturdays February 19, 26, and March 5 at 7:30 P.M.

** Sundays February 20, 27, and March 6 at 2:00 P.M.

*Sip & Snack Saturdays: An exclusive VIP ticket offering is available for all Saturday night performances include an intermission soiree including complimentary drinks and snacks.

**Surf City Singer Sundays: At no additional charge, enjoy a Sondheim Sunday Pre-Show compliments of the Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts' Surf City Singers.

Tickets $18 - $40

For military and group rates, please email

Into the Woods is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

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