Ohio State Opera & Lyric Theatre presents "Into the Woods" Youth Performance

Friday, March 27, 2020   •   10:30 a.m.

Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N. High St.


An Invitation to School Groups, Grades 7 – 12   •   $5 per seat


"Into the Woods"

Be careful what you wish for in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale mashup. Into the Woods features all your favorite characters — Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and his beanstalk — in a modern take on classic Brothers Grimm fables.

Students will experience a 90-minute, one-act version of this fully-staged modern musical presented by Ohio State’s Opera & Lyric Theatre program with direction by A. Scott Parry and accompanied by members of the Ohio State Symphony Orchestra.

The full public performance of Into the Woods will be presented in Mershon Auditorium on Saturday, March 28 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 29 at 2 p.m. Tickets will go on sale in January.

Mershon BuildingPlanning Your Visit

The performance begins at 10:30 a.m. Please arrive at Mershon Auditorium between 9:30 10 a.m. to allow the staff to direct buses to the correct side of the building for unloading, entering the auditorium and getting groups seated.

Be aware that the performance lasts approximately 90 minutes and that dismissal can take up to 30 minutes. Plan your return to school for lunch accordingly, or make alternate arrangements. There are no accommodations for eating lunch in Mershon Auditorium and with current High St. construction there are no options for a large group to eat on campus.


  • If arriving by bus, drivers should enter the driveway entrance to Mershon where they will be directed by traffic officers to either side of the building for drop-off. After drop-off, campus police will direct bus drivers to West Campus to park. There is no fee for bus parking.
  • If arriving by car or van, proceed directly to the Ohio Union South Garage. Parking fees are $9.75 for the first 3 hours and $11.25 for 4 hours. This garage utilizes Pay-on-Foot machines that are located on the ground floor and bridge level elevator lobbies. Take your ticket with you on your visit and stop at the Pay-on-Foot station on your way back to your car. Pay your parking fees (cash or credit card), and use the paid ticket at any exit lane. Receipts for paid parking are offered at the time of payment. Please do not lose the ticket. Lost ticket fees are high. After parking, it is a short walk to the intersection of 15th Ave. and High St. to Mershon to join your group in the lower lobby.
  • You will also receive these parking instructions with your Electronic Welcome Packet.

Additional Youth Concert Opportunities

If you are seeking another youth concert experience for your students, you might consider:


Contact Tamara Morris at morris.1006@osu.edu or 614-247-7036.