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.
Synopsis: Into the Woods
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.
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. The couple resorts to blaming and bickering. The characters question their original wishes and what they stole and whom they sold out to fulfill them.
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.
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Po rc hlight Music Theatre. At Theatre Building Chicago. I have always considered Stephen Sondheim to be the best writer of musical theatre of all time because he does not sacrifice character and story in order to fit in additional songs. His music is complex, intricate, and creates an exceedingly unique sound. As much as I enjoy Sondheim, this was my first experience with Into the Woods , so I can not compare this production to other ones. Where this production succeeds is that the design is simple and does not overshadow the characters or story from what I understand, the spectacle in this show can be rather large. It is a well-sung, well-acted, well-staged musical that is worth taking a look at.