[caption id="attachment_38006" align="alignleft" width="356"]<img class=" wp-image-38006" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2019\/06\/schoff.t_001.jpeg" alt="" width="356" height="460" \/> Tommy Schoffler, who will be portraying the Baker in GVT\u2019s 2019 production of Into the Woods (Photo courtesy Greenbrier Valley Theatre)[\/caption]\r\n<h1>Greenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT), the state professional theatre of West Virginia, is delighted to announce the performance of the enchanting musical Into the Woods.<\/h1>\r\nThis twist on \u201chappily-ever-after\u201d runs June 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m., June 26-29 at 7:30 p.m., and July 3, 5, and 6 at 7:30 p.m. There will be a matinee performance June 22 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 for general adult admission, $27 for seniors (60+) and $20 for children\/students. For more information, call the GVT Box Office at 304-645-3838 or visit www.gvtheatre.org.\r\n\r\nA retelling of your favorite fairytales; a baker and his wife who can\u2019t have a child, Cinderella in search of her Prince Charming, Jack who just wants his cow to give milk and a few other enchanting classics. Everyone is granted their wish but no one is ready for the consequences.\r\n\r\nAn educator and well-established actor, Tommy Schoffler brings his particular brand of talent and enthusiasm back to our stage as the Baker in GVT\u2019s 2019 production of Into the Woods. The West Virginia native made his GVT debut in Route 66 in 2008 and has been a regular guest since.\r\n\r\nOriginally from Harrison County, Schoffler began acting at a young age, but only got serious in college in order to avoid law school. Since then, he has considered theatre, and the arts, extremely important.\r\n\r\n\u201cAttending a concert, going to a gallery opening or watching a play are ways we can witness creative work and experience true emotional connection with artists and with one another,\u201d the actor said.\r\n\r\nSchoffler turned his passion for acting and the arts into a career as Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Theatre & Dance at WV Wesleyan College.\r\n\r\nThe educator and actor has taken his distinguished career as both teacher and actor all over the country. Some other favorite productions of his are Smee in Peter and the Starcatcher, Jinx in Forever Plaid and Touchstone in As You Like It.\r\n\r\nExcited to return to GVT, he is grateful for the opportunity to perform in Into the Woods, a show he found so inspiring as a youth that he used a song from the show as an audition piece through his early acting years.\r\n\r\nAlongside Schoffler is a whole host of community actors, including some teens who have been involved in GVT\u2019s Education Program for many years. Lillie King, Shaylen Lafferty and Emarya Montgomery were all seen in GVT\u2019s Spring Musical Disney\u2019s Alice in Wonderland Jr. as well as a number of GVT\u2019s mainstage productions and have been students in the GVTeen Conservatory class. Like Schoffler, these young thespians are excited at the opportunity to perform in such an acclaimed musical.\r\n\r\nThe program is presented with financial assistance from the WV Division of Arts, Culture & History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts.