Monday, October 10, 2011
Into the Woods
Mt. Baker Theatre, describes the show this way:
Once upon a time, Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim created a Tony Award-winning musical classic, a seamless fusion of fairytales that spoke to the child’s heart within us all. It told the enchanted story of a baker and his wife as they journeyed into the woods in search of a cow, a red cape, a pair of golden slippers, and some magic beans – all necessary to lift the curse that kept them childless. Along the way, they met up with a beguiling cast of characters that left audiences laughing out loud, fighting back tears and, ultimately, transformed by the whole experience.
If you are interested, you can read a little bit more about Into the Woods here. Basically it was a mix of Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Little Red Riding Hood with a little bit of Sleeping Beauty and Snow White thrown in. I was able to go see the Saturday night show with Maggie (thank you Mary for babysitting!) and really enjoyed it! The first half way hilariously funny, the second half was a little bit darker and more serious. The first half wrapped up the story line nicely and honestly, I could have been quite happy with just that portion of the show. The music was excellent though (hehe)!