Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim
I have to remember that Im reviewing the book, and not the film adaptation, but frankly, this is my least favourite musical up-to-date, and I only read the first half.
Because what is the nonsense of the second half? No traditional happily-ever-after? An unfaithful prince? A more real-life, completely un-magical ending? Excuse me what?
No no no no no, no thank you.
When I enter a fairytale, I expect a fairytale ending. End of story.
The script was fun to read for the songs, but having seen the movie first, I couldnt make myself read part two, not when I knew how it ended.
And speaking of the movie, it was frankly really boring. I just couldnt get into it, and then frankly disliked it after the second half. Sorry Meryl Streep.
INTO THE WOODS - Full Performance - Arlington Martin High School
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Sign in. A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree. Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales in a musical format that follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel-all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them. A Baker and his wife live in a village where they all wish for something they can't have. The Baker and his Wife wish for a child, but they soon find out that because of a family curse they can't have any children until they find multiple things for the witch that cursed them in the first place.
Into the Woods
The emotions include anxiety, rage, anticipation, possessiveness, nostalgia, suspicion, denial, and dread. The musical weaves together fairy-tale figures like Cinderella, Jack of the beanstalk , Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf, Rapunzel and the witch, and more than one handsome prince. In Act II, it all falls to pieces. A second giant goes on a killing spree. The princes cheat.
Shows People Theatres Awards. Into the Woods. Musical Comedy Drama Original Broadway. Opening Date. Closing Date. External Links. Martin Beck Theatre Nov 05, - Sep 03,