Founded in 1992 by Rick Shiomi, Mu Performing Arts honors the Twin Cities’ Asian American community with mainstage theatrical productions and Taiko drumming performances. In his final season as Artistic Director, Shiomi directed Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods, relocating the show to a bamboo forest and choosing different characters to represent specific Asian ethnic groups. These broad alterations as well as more subtle touches to the text and choreography present a fresh take on a musical theater classic.

Minnesota Music in this Segment:

The Sunny Era

Special Thanks
Thomas Sandelands
Lisa Smith
Eric Sharp
David Rummel

Orchestra Members of Into the Woods:
Brian Glenn, Matt Krueger, William Olson, Denise Prosek, Diane Tremaine

Cast Members of Into the Woods:
Katie Bradley, Danice Cabanela, Natalie Chung, Kim Emily Egan, Alexander Galick, Brianna Heu, Sheena Janson, Suzanne Juul, Jennifer Kelley, Meghan Kreidler, Jeannie Lander, Thomas Lee, Alice McGlave, Sara Ochs, Randolph Reyes, Eric Sharp, Michael Sung-Ho, Maxwell Chonk Thao, Tom Thao, Lara Trujillo

Featured Actors in Production Photos:
Sun Mee Chomet, Kim Egan, Sheena Janson, Megan Snyder, Mimo Xiong, Saikong Yang, Paul Juhn, Joe Germano