What is into the woods musical about

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what is into the woods musical about

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.
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INTO THE WOODS - Full Performance - Arlington Martin High School

Take a journey into the enchanted world of magic beans and moonlit nights, towering giants and handsome princes, and fates sealed and unsealed.
Stephen Sondheim

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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.

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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,

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