The Encore will present the new musical INTO THE WILD, based on the book Into the Wild by John Krakauer.We have been given the opportunity to be part of the important process of development of this musical on it's way to Broadway. The Story: In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild.