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
The musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales , exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. The main characters are taken from " Little Red Riding Hood ", " Jack and the Beanstalk ", " Rapunzel ", and " Cinderella ", as well as several others.
Into the Woods
Kill Bill: Vol. 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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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.
Take a journey into the enchanted world of magic beans and moonlit nights, towering giants and handsome princes, and fates sealed and unsealed. This imaginative production employs elaborate costumes, inventive scenery, magical stagecraft, and a single piano to offer an adventure through the woods unlike any other. Show Sponsor. Tigard, Oregon Directions. You may also find her as a guest artist in concerts throughout the U. When Erin is not performing, she enjoys helping others find their way to a healthier lifestyle as a health and wellness coach and spending time with her husband Greg and their blended family, Ariel, Aurora, and Preston. IG: mrserintamblyn.
Act I "Once upon a time," beings the Narrator in his Prologue: Into the Woods , "in a far-off kingdom lived a fair maiden, a sad young lad and a childless baker with his wife. But, scrubbing in the kitchen, Cinderella and her foolish reveries are mocked by her Stepmother and her Stepsisters; Jack's Mother wants him to sell Milky-White; and the Baker and his Wife are distracted by the arrival of Little Red Riding Hood, in search of a sticky bun to take to her grandmother in the woods. The Witch next door offers to end the couple's barrenness if the Baker can find four crucial ingredients for a magic potion: "the cow as white as milk, the cape as red as blood, the hair as yellow as corn, the slipper as pure as gold. Cinderella at the Grave repeats her wish and, magically, a white and silver gown and gold slippers drop from the hazel tree. The Baker feels badly about taking advantage of a simpleton, but his Wife thinks the beans were a fair exchange. Maybe They're Magic , she suggests, and, anyway, their chances of children depend on getting the- ingredients: the end justifies the beans. But the Baker is worried about Red Riding Hood - and with good cause.